Veolia’s Ambitions for Africa

New goals, new strategy: rapid urbanisation and industrialisation in Africa requires new strategies for water treatment. That’s why we launched our Ambitions for Africa strategy.

Ambitions for Africa is our strategy for improving access to water and wastewater treatment services across the continent.

With a complete range of packaged, plug-and-play water treatment plants (our Water Techno Packages); the full range of Hydrex™ water treatment chemicals; tailored operations and maintenance services; and a developing, network of service partners across Africa, we’re bringing leading water treatment services to the continent.

Veolia South Africa is a central engine driving this strategy, and has invested in new facilities – including the state-of-the-art 6 600 m2 Hydrex™ chemical manufacturing hub in Johannesburg – to ensure the company has the capacity and agility to provide technologies and services into Africa.

Our Standard Products are a new portfolio of packaged Veolia technologies designed for specific water treatment applications in Africa.
Our Standard Products are a new portfolio of packaged Veolia technologies designed for specific water treatment applications in Africa.

In 2017, Veolia began manufacturing our packaged plants as standard-off-the-shelf products, providing massive benefits to manufacture lead times of these plug-and-play modular systems.

Now branded Water Techno Packages, packaged plans provide proven treatment solutions for specific market applications, including municipal drinking water and wastewater, industrial process water and wastewater, agriculture, aquaculture, power generation, mining, pharmaceutical and food and beverage.

Leading
water treatment chemicals are manufactured at Veolia’s new Hydrex facility in
Johannesburg.
Leading water treatment chemicals are manufactured at Veolia’s new Hydrex facility in Johannesburg.

The new Hydrex™ chemical blending facility can supply up to 1 500 tons of water treatment chemicals per month, and supplies the complete range of Hydrex™ speciality chemicals into Africa and beyond.

In addition to a three-fold increase in Veolia South Africa’s chemical production capabilities, the plant also showcases the low-footprint, high-safety production designs that Veolia helps its customers realise in their projects. The plant recycles 100% of its wastewater, generating zero effluent discharge, and abides to the highest environmental regulations in place.

Veolia
is a leading water treatment company in Africa.
Veolia is a leading water treatment company in Africa. 

Finally, within the framework of “Ambitions for Africa” is the will of Veolia to assert its commitment to the continent and its regional anchorage through the implementation of local win-win partnerships. Veolia is thus developing projects with local partners who bring the invaluable knowledge and expertise that enable the company to adapt its offering and properly respond to the challenges of each country in Africa.

Attesting to this strategy, South African company Ceracure is now a stakeholder in Veolia Water Technologies’ South-African subsidiary. This key partner will bring Veolia its expertise in the field of control and electrical instrumentation. In the same spirit, an ambitious partnership has been established with Moroccan company Afric Chimie for the distribution of Veolia’s chemical products in Morocco.

To find out more about our Ambitions for Africa, get in touch with Veolia here

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