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February 9, 2015
Ho Chi Minh City and Tokyo, February 9, 2015--- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501 / “Hitachi”) and Veolia (Paris Euronext: VIE), through its subsidiary OTV, announced today that a consortium formed by their two companies and a major South Korean construction company POSCO E&C, has received an order from the Urban Civil Works Construction - Investment Management Authority of Ho Chi Minh City in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, for the expansion of a large-scale sewage treatment facility in the city.
The ground-breaking ceremony for this expansion project was held at the Binh Hung Sewage Treatment Plant in Ho Chi Minh City on February 7. The contract of around 130 million US Dollars was awarded to a three-company consortium of POSCO Engineering & Construction, Ltd. (POSCO E&C), OTV and Hitachi. The project will be funded by loan assistance from the Japanese government.
As the largest city in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City has seen its volume of industrial and domestic wastewater surge in step with rapid industrialization and urbanization. This project aims to improve Ho Chi Minh City's urban and domestic sanitation by expanding the daily processing capacity of the existing sewage treatment plant from 141,000 m3 to 469,000 m3. The expanded capacity would be sufficient to meet the wastewater treatment needs of approximately 1.4 million people, and would make the plant one of the largest sewage treatment facilities in South East Asia.
Mr. Kunizo Sakai, Vice President and Executive Officer and President & CEO of Hitachi's Infrastructure Systems Company said, “Hitachi is honored to be involved in the expansion work project to a large-scale sewage treatment facility in Ho Chi Minh City in collaboration with POSCO E&C and Veolia. Hitachi has an extensive track record and expertise in the delivery of water treatment plants throughout the world, and we look forward to contributing to the maintenance and improvement of the water environment in Vietnam by putting in place reliable water infrastructures.”
Emmanuel Gayan, Veolia Water Technologies Executive Vice-President for Africa, Middle-East and Asia, said: “Veolia is committed to helping cities around the world pursue their economic development in a sustainable way. Our teams of water treatment experts work with local authorities to come up with the best possible solution to meet their needs, and we are honored to have been entrusted by Ho Chi Minh City for this project, along with our partners Hitachi and POSCO E&C”.
The expansion project in Ho Chi Minh City is the second large-scale project awarded to Hitachi and OTV, following orders received in 2014 for a 199,000 m3/d desalination plant and pre-treatment facilities in Basrah, Iraq, the largest of its kind in the country.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society's challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2013 (ended March 31, 2014) totaled 9,616 billion yen ($93.4 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, healthcare and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.
Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 187,000 employees* worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.
In 2013, the Veolia group supplied 94 million people with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced 54 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 38 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €23.4 billion* in 2013. www.veolia.com