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SUEZ selected by City of Montréal to design, build and operate the city's first organic waste treatment centre

France-headed global waste management and water treatment major Suez Groupe SAS (SUEZ) has announced that it has been selected by the City of Montréal, Quebéc, Canada, to design, build and operate the city's first organic waste treatment center. Worth EUR 117 million, the 7-year contract will come into effect in April 2019, whereby SUEZ will build a composting facility in the Saint-Laurent borough that can process up to 50 000 tonnes per annum of organic material.

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SUEZ has been selected by the City of Montréal, Quebéc to design, build and operate the city’s first organic waste treatment centre. Worth EUR 117 million, the 7-year contract will come into effect in April 2019, whereby SUEZ will build a composting facility in the Saint-Laurent borough that can process up to 50 000 tonnes per annum of organic material.

According to a statement, the facility will recover through composting the green and food waste produced by the inhabitants of the West Island of Montreal as well as the pre-compost from one of the city’s biomethane production centers. To be commissioned in the latter half of 2021, the facility will be operated and maintained by SUEZ for a period of five years.

It is the first of five organic waste treatment centers (OWTCs) planned by the City of Montréal to recover and divert its organic waste from landfill by 2020. Two composting facilities, two biomethanation plants and a pilot pre-processing plant will be built on four sites located on the island.

We are proud to support the City of Montreal in its policy to recover organic waste into new resources. With this contract, SUEZ strengthens its presence in Canada, where it already supports the City of Edmonton, Alberta, in the treatment and recovery of 160,000 tons of waste and confirms the Group’s commitment to provide local solutions towards a circular economy, said Jean-Louis Chaussade, CEO of SUEZ.

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