June 27, 2018, Paris. – Rusatom Smart Utilities (JSC "ITPC", a division of ROSATOM) and SUEZ signed a Memorandum of understanding in the field of water desalination, water treatment and waste water treatment.
The document was signed by the General Director, JSC "ITPC", Ksenia Sukhotina and SUEZ’s Global Power Market Executive Director Frederic Hisbergues at the World Nuclear Exhibition.
The strategic cooperation between the SUEZ and ROSATOM will allow the parties to work jointly on projects, including equipment, components and assemblies of desalination plants, water treatment and waste water treatment systems supply. In particular, cooperation will be directed to the implementation of such probable projects as treated (fresh) water supply, water projects in crude oil and gas industry, smart water facility (in the frame of smart city program) and etc.
"ROSATOM has unique experience in the field of nuclear desalination, as well as the high-tech production base and the rich experience in creating world-class engineering facilities," said Kirill Komarov, First Deputy General Director for Corporate Development and International Business of ROSATOM. “Together with such a serious leader in the field of water technologies as SUEZ, we will be able to achieve a synergistic effect, which in the end will give both companies new opportunities in the world water market, will allow to acquire new market segments”, he noted.
“We are proud to enter in a partnership with ROSATOM as it expands into new markets and geographies. This agreement will allow us to explore new opportunities of cooperation in the fields of desalination and water reuse for industries and support smart city programs in Russia and abroad”, said Heiner Markhoff, CEO SUEZ Water Technologies and Solutions.
About Rusatom Smart Utilities
Rusatom Smart Utilities, a trademark of JSC “Integrated Thermal Power Company” (ITPC), is a ROSATOM company responsible for promotion, marketing and sales of “Clean Water” and “Smart City” projects. “Clean water” includes seawater desalination, water treatment and water purification, while “Smart City” includes solutions for renovation and digital upgrade of city services and utilities. ITPC also manages electric power and heat generation thermal plants in 5 cities in Russia.
With 90,000 people on the five continents, SUEZ is a world leader in smart and sustainable resource management. SUEZ provides water and waste management solutions that enable cities and industries to optimize their resource management and strengthen their environmental and economic performances, in line with regulatory standards. To meet increasing demands to overcome resource quality and scarcity challenges, SUEZ is fully engaged in the resource revolution. With the full potential of digital technologies and innovative solutions, the Group recovers 17 million tons of waste a year, produces 3.9 million tons of secondary raw materials and 7 TWh of local renewable energy. It also secures water resources, delivering wastewater treatment services to 58 million people and reusing 882 million m3 of wastewater. SUEZ generated total revenues of 15.9 billion euros in 2017.