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September 2017 - Innovation in our veins

Veolia Water Technologies South Africa Newsletter

Resolving South Africa’s ongoing water woes is forcing municipalities and industries to rethink the very way water is conventionally sourced, treated, used and discarded.

It requires a complete re-examination of the entire water cycle. Not only do additional water sources need to be established; we need to ensure that water is used in the most efficient ways possible, and that wasteful water use is eliminated.

Veolia South Africa has supplied some of Africa’s most important water reuse projects, and we’re seeing more and more companies implementing such solutions, not just to improve profitability, but out of necessity. We look at water reuse in greater depth in the feature article below.

We would also like to welcome Ceracure on board as a new strategic partner and shareholder, and look forward to developing our complementary, synergistic approach to business that has characterised our partnership so far.

These topics, and others, are covered in more detail in the articles in our September newsletter

Enjoy the issue.

Gunter Rencken
Managing Director

Featured Story:   

Let’s talk about water reuse
Read how Veolia is helping companies extract maximum value from water and wastewater.

Group News:   

Innovation in our veins: What’s been happening at Veolia South Africa?
It’s been a momentous year for Veolia South Africa!

ASE installs Namibia’s largest trickling filter sewage treatment plants 
Find out what this entailed.

Veolia makes waves at Global Water Awards
Veolia Water Technologies walks away with awards in 3 categories at the Global Water Awards 2017.

May 2017 - Veolia showcases sustainable water treatment technologies

Veolia Water Technologies South Africa Newsletter

Introduction:   

At an executive level, a new African Structure that will result in increased reach in Africa has been implemented and with our focus squarely on Africa, we are pleased to announce the completion of our newly engineered mobile water treatment plants.

Applying our tailored containerised package plant knowledge and expertise to the requirements of communities that need potable water delivered across vast distances, resulted in Veolia South Africa’s first mobile water treatment plants.

Designed for use in remote areas with rugged terrain, these mobile water treatment plants are both robust and flexible. This makes them ideal for a variety of applications, from remote areas as mentioned, to use for military personnel or emergencies in municipal applications.

Enjoy the issue.

Gunter Rencken
Managing Director

Featured Story:    

Veolia engineers four truck-mounted potable water treatment plants
Our solution to simultaneous water treatment and delivery in Africa.

Group News:    

Managers Conference 2017 – African expansion underway
Read about our plans to increase market penetration in Africa ...

United Nations World Water Summit 2017
We showcased our sustainable water treatment technologies for wastewater re-use and recovery.

November 2016 - Veolia's expanded O & M offering reduces costs

Veolia Water Technologies South Africa Newsletter

Introduction:    

Veolia Water Technologies South Africa has made significant inroads in its O&M offering, where we manage customers’ water treatment plants’ day-to-day operations and maintenance. This includes full O&M support, ensuring that maintenance and replacement of spares and consumables, including the provision of chemicals, are conducted efficiently and according to schedule. This service includes customer staff skills development, conducted by Veolia experts.

The O&M projects fed to us from our Design & Build Division contribute substantially to expanding our customer base, which in turn benefits from lower costs and reduced downtime by outsourcing to us. Through this model, 2016 saw us securing several O&M contracts, one of which is our largest to date.

With 2016 rapidly drawing to a close, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a well-deserved break over the festive season, and a prosperous 2017.

Gunter Rencken
Managing Director

Featured Story:    

Veolia secures largest operations & maintenance contract to date
Our largest O&M contract is with Overstrand Municipality. Read about what's involved ...

Group News: 

Veolia's flagship O&M contract – 15 years down the line
Read about our progress with this contract 15 years into our 20-year agreement ...

One Company - One Brand - One Website
Read about how our new website reflects our new corporate unity ...

Food & Beverage Client Day
Read about how our Paarl office hosted a food & beverage industry client day, with amazing feedback ..

August 2016 - Veolia answers to drinking and wastewater needs

Veolia Water Technologies South Africa Newsletter

Introduction:  

Veolia's trickling filter technology continues to set the standard as a cost-effective and efficient solution for South African and African wastewater infrastructure challenges. In this issue, we focus on our trickling filter technology and its applications in sewage treatment.

We remain committed to enhancing Africa's access to water and basic services through our people, our products and our technologies, united by a vision for a more sustainable future. At the same time, we seek to assist our industrial clients in maintaining their competitive edge while preserving the environment.

These pillars of operation culminated in significant recognition at the last Global Water Awards, which you can also read about below.

Enjoy the issue.

Featured Story:   

Veolia installs sewage treatment plant for CLN Nacala Corridor Project, Mozambique
This turnkey project, using Veolia’s trickling filter technology, provides ...

Group News:    

Veolia donates expertise, manpower and serviced STP to Aids orphans
Another trickling filter treatment plant will not only provide treatment for sewage water, but enhance ...

Protecting SA's wetlands with the country's first tricking filter system upgrade
Read how this Veolia trickling filter STP treats discharge to protect ...

Veolia develops sustainable drinking water solutions for Limpopo villages
Discover how we doubled the drinking water supply for two remote South African villages ...

Veolia wins twice at Global Water Awards 2016
Veolia receives top recognition and ...

April 2016 - Veolia answers Africa's water challenges

Veolia Water Technologies South Africa Newsletter

Introduction:  

Veolia continues to answer Africa’s water challenges with sustainable, innovative and client-driven solutions, building an impressive portfolio of completed projects across a range of municipal and industrial applications. The articles in this issue further showcase these achievements!

Through our expertise, technologies and equipment, we can help enhance Africa’s access to water and basic services; give industry the operational edge it needs to achieve maximum competitiveness; and ensure we preserve the environment so that it can be enjoyed by all Africa’s future generations.

We’re pleased we can play a role in continuing to help Africa achieve more sustainable, healthier communities.

Enjoy the issue.

Featured Story:   

Veolia supplies water treatment plant to Ghanaian Power Plant
Veolia is meeting the water requirements of Ghana’s biggest independent power plant.

Group News:    

Veolia awarded USD 101-million contract to enhance water supply and sanitation in Zambia’s Copperbelt
Veolia has been tasked with rehabilitating an aging water infrastructure in Zambia’s Copperbelt Province.  

ASE addresses Namibian sewage requirements with new package plant
Our Namibian subsidiary supplied a new package plant that will overcome the sewage challenges of a new township development.

Veolia secures operations contract to supply chemicals to offshore TOTAL rig
Veolia’s Hydrex chemical range is being used by TOTAL to keep its Sulphate Removal Unit (SRU) running at optimum capacity.

November 2015 - Veolia Water Technologies South Africa Newsletter

Pilot plants: minimise risk, maximise plant performance

Introduction:

The articles in our final newsletter of 2015 demonstrate some of the recent pilot projects we’ve been involved with. Through piloting we ensure that our clients not only get the best possible solutions to achieve their water treatment goals, but play their part in securing a healthier, more sustainable environment.

As we wind down after another successful year, I’d like to wish you and your families a safe and peaceful holiday season and a prosperous new year.

Gunter Rencken
Managing Director

Featured Story:

Pilot plants: minimise risk, maximise plant performance
We continue to optimise water treatment processes across the country with our pilot plants.

Group News:

Piloting a process to efficient biogas production

We’ve partnered with a Durban WWTP to assess whether biogas can be an efficient resource by-product of the plant’s treatment operation...

Veolia drives energy efficient treatment systems for high COD streams with Biothane Memthane® 

Veolia piloted a Memthane® anaerobic digestion plant to design a treatment that can harness biogas.

Bigger, better premises for Veolia's South African head office

Having outgrown our long-serving head office, we’ve moved to a new facility.
Read More...

September 2015 - Veolia Water Technologies South Africa Newsletter

Veolia converts effluent to energy

Introduction:

The articles in this newsletter demonstrate our capabilities in using biological wastewater treatment with aerobic and anaerobic digesters to enhance the sustainability and lower the costs of wastewater and effluent treatment across an array of applications.

We are proud to have successfully incorporated these solutions into a growing base of efficient, sustainable wastewater and effluent treatment operations across the country.

Enjoy the newsletter!

Featured Story:

Veolia's first Biothane Biobulk CSTR installation converts effluent to energy
Veolia to design, build and install South Africa's first Biobulk®wastewater treatment plant!

Group News:

Keeping Ceres fresh with refurbished effluent plant
Veolia recently refurbished Ceres' effluent treatment plant, allowing it to achieve the required treatment processing capacity with maximum efficiency.

Addressing Stellenbosch's sewage problems
We've recently started upgrading the wastewater treatment works that will treat 35 ML/day...

March 2015 - Veolia Water Technologies South Africa Newsletter

Veolia keeps plants running at 100%

Introduction:

Because unplanned downtime and process-wide inefficiencies are costly, it's becoming increasingly commonplace for organisations to outsource their water and wastewater treatment plant operation and maintenance requirements.

As a supplier with proven skills, infrastructure and footprints in the region, some of South Africa's largest manufacturing and industrial sector companies and municipalities have turned to Veolia Water Technologies to manage the day-to-day operation and maintenance of their on-site water treatment plants. Over the last few years, we've secured many turnkey operations and maintenance contracts for a range of projects.

Companies are looking to us to lower costs and reduce the risk of downtime, while ensuring maximum compliance with water purification standards at the same time.

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Group News:

December 2014 - Veolia Water Technologies South Africa Newsletter

A year of key municipal projects

2014 has been another successful year for the company, with many key, landmark projects having been successfully completed! Veolia continues to deliver solutions that enhance the quality of life of the world's people through proven, customisable and diverse water treatment technologies. Some of these are reflected in this, the final Newsletter of the year!

This was an impressive year for us in which a number of important treatment plants were installed across a diverse set of locations and operating environments. In this newsletter, we discuss several of these keynote projects, including a large portfolio managed by our Namibian subsidiary, Aqua Services & Engineering (ASE).

In addition, Veolia again hosted its annual Technical Seminar, at which a selected number of our treatment technologies and processes were discussed. The seminar, held at the OR Tambo Southern Sun Hotel on 2 September, was well attended by a number of key clients in the municipal and industrial water processing sectors. Read more about the seminar below!

The contents of this newsletter include:

We hope you enjoy the newsletter! We're looking forward to a 2015 that will see many more exciting and important projects being delivered, in the same trend as what we enjoyed this year.

Happy holidays, from Veolia Water Technologies, South Africa!

July 2014 - Veolia Water Technologies South Africa Newsletter

Municipalities look to Veolia's water solutions

Veolia Water Technologies is establishing a widespread partnership with municipalities across South Africa - and further abroad - to provide complete water solutions, including both supply and treatment facilities along with maintenance capabilities, as the articles in this month's newsletter illustrate.

As a total water solutions provider since 1853, Veolia is an active contributor to the advancement of treatment technologies and knowledge utilised in both municipal and industrial applications. In this regard, the company will again be hosting its annual Technical Seminar to present and discuss the latest trends and innovations in water treatment technologies later in 2014. Veolia was also strongly represented at the WISA 2014 exhibition, receiving strong interest and feedback from municipal policy makers.

Veolia's modular plant offerings are easy to transport, assemble and install in even remote locations, providing municipalities with fast, cost-effective solutions that entail the complete range of purification technologies to for the supply of high quality potable water.

Featured Story:

Articles:

  • Sharing our Innovative Technology
    Join us at this year's Technical Seminar, an assembly of company experts across portfolios discussing the latest in water treatment technology, on the 2 September 2014 at Southern Sun OR Tambo International Airport Hotel.
  • Package Plants - a successful solution
    Veolia supplied and commissioned several modular treatment plants in the DRC and Zambia, overcoming numerous logistical challenges to provide potable water to remote mining sites.
  • Water everywhere, and now a drop to drink
    Deemed the most appropriate solution to the region's scarce water reserves, a reverse osmosis desalination plant erected in Lamberts Bay will provide 1.7 Mℓ of high-quality potable water per day.

March 2014 - Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies South Africa Newsletter

Latest water infrastructure improvements from Veolia

Introduction

Veolia Water Solution & Technology South Africa continues to contribute to the improvement of South Africa's water infrastructure, as is evidenced by their exciting current and recent projects that feature in the articles below.

In addition to providing essential services for water installations in a wide variety of applications, the demand for Veolia's operations and maintenance services for existing installations continues to grow. This is resulting in major enhancements to the quality of discharged water as well as drastic reductions in operational expenditure in these installations. Read about these, and more, below.

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Group News:

December 2013 - Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies South Africa Newsletter

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August 2013 - Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies South Africa Newsletter

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December 2012 - Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies South Africa Newsletter

May 2012 - Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies South Africa Newsletter

Taking Sewage to the Future

Wastewater: a crystal clear future?

Water experts at Veolia give us a glimpse of what is to come in the long-term (and not so long-term) future of sewage treatment.

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November 2011 - Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies South Africa Newsletter

Adding value through leading technology and keeping you informed.

August 2011 - Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies South Africa Newsletter

Water re-use: an answer to our water crisis

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies South Africa's expertise and technologies have optimised the potential for water recovery from waste in both municipal and industrial sectors.

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May 2011 - Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies South Africa Newsletter

Supplier of holistic, environmentally focused water and wastewater treatment solutions, VWS Envig has changed its name to Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies South Africa (Pty) Ltd. The company has undertaken this transformation with the aim of reinforcing the presence of its international parent company, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, in South Africa, and with a view to representing the strength of the Veolia brand in the local market.

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September 2010 - VWS Envig Newsletter

Save Up To 60% With Membrane Treatment Solutions From VWS Envig

With increasing water scarcity worldwide and a continuously growing demand for desalination plants, VWS Envig supplies a range of superior, cost-effective membrane treatment products to sub-Saharan Africa through its ISO 9001:2008-accredited Chemical Division production facility.

Articles:

  • Focus On Chemical Division, Isando
  • Optimise Membrane Preservation With Hydrex™ 4000 Series

May 2010 - VWS Envig Newsletter

From Seawater To Drinking Water - An Answer To The Water Shortage

With the Eastern and Western Cape experiencing severe water shortages, there is a drive to develop and establish sustainable alternative water sources. Gunter Rencken, Managing Director, VWS Envig, believes that the use of desalination plants is one such solution.

Articles:

  • Design & Build and Engineered Systems divisions
  • Reverse Osmosis Plant for Cannon Rocks and Boknes.
  • Albany Coast Water Board (ACWB) Seawater Desalination Plant
  • Knysna Desalination Plant
  • Focus on Paarl Office

November 2009 - VWS Envig Newsletter

Message from the MD

In our third edition we focus on Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies' (VWS's) wide range of technologies for the municipal market. VWS is a leading global player in this market segment and differentiates itself from its competitors by investing significant resources in research and innovation to develop leading edge water and wastewater treatment technologies...

Articles:

  • Message from the MD
  • Other News
  • Sustainable Municipal Water Treatment Solutions
  • Focus on Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • Project focus
  • Who's on the Move

Jul 2009 - VWS Envig Newsletter

Message from the MD

In our second client newsletter for 2009 we focus on water re-use and recycling (a concept known internationally as Zero Liquid Discharge or ZLD). With increasing water prices and greater environmental awareness, the concept of ZLD is particularly appropriate for South African industry...

Articles:

  • Message from the MD
  • Other News
  • The Future of Water Treatment - Zero Liquid Discharge
  • Focus on Botswana
  • Project focus
  • Who's on the Move

Apr 2009 - VWS Envig Newsletter

Message from the MD

...In this newsletter we focus on seawater desalination and VWS Envig's recent successes in this field. We also introduce Aqua Services and Engineering, our recently acquired company in Namibia.

On an international scale, seawater desalination is experiencing very rapid growth. This is mainly due to rapid population growth, prolonged droughts in many parts of the world, as well as pollution of underground and surface water sources...

Articles:

  • Message from the MD
  • Other News
  • Why Desalination?
  • Focus on Namibia
  • Project focus
  • Who's on the Move
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