New £10m recycling facility turns glass into insulation

The plant at St Helens is capable of processing more than 60,000 tonnes of used glass bottles and jars

Veolia helps Scottish Water go energy self-sufficient

Veolia is helping Scottish Water make one of its water treatment facilities more energy self-sufficient. Since 2015, the global resource management company has extended the Seafield Wastewater Treatment Works’ ability to generate its own energy from 55% to around 85%. It has done this by boosting the renewable energy derived from a combination of the […]

Old rubbish dumps to produce green power

Resource management firm Veolia is to generate green energy from its former landfill sites. It is looking to better utilise the sites and add value as part of its landfill restoration programme, with the installation of solar arrays. The company has been granted planning permission for three sites: Netley in Hampshire, Ling Hall in Warwickshire […]

Notting Hill Carnival not in the dumps

  Waste from Notting Hill Carnival has been used to generate green energy. The event, which attracted more than one million people over the weekend, saw 200 tonnes of rubbish generated over two days in Westminster. The clean-up operation by Westminster City Council, in partnership with Veolia, used 170 staff and 30 vehicles. Ten tonnes […]

Natural History Museum exhibits £54k annual energy savings

  The Natural History Museum has renewed a 10-year Energy Performance Contract (EPC) with Veolia after it saved hundreds of thousands of pounds on its energy bills. Around 1,500 tonnes of carbon emissions have also been offset annually since its partnership with the waste management firm’s specialist subsidiary Veolia-Cynergin in 2004. The company helped the […]

Quorn hopes for healthy carbon savings

Quorn Foods hopes to see healthy carbon savings following the installation of a combined heat and power (CHP) plant. It is working with Veolia to install a 2MW CHP unit and combination boiler that will provide low carbon electricity, hot water and steam to its production facility at Stokesley, North Yorkshire. The CHP plant will […]

Affinity Water to be sold for £1.6bn

A water company that supplies around 3.6 million homes and businesses in the UK is being sold for £1.6 billion. Morgan Stanley Infrastructure and Infracapital announced the sale to a consortium which includes Allianz Capital Partners, HICL Infrastructure Company Limited and DIF Infrastructure. Under the deal, the consortium will get a 90% stake from the […]

New deal to clean UK’s nuclear wastewater

Veolia’s nuclear solutions business will help clean wastewater at four nuclear sites in the UK. Its subsidiary, Kurion, will deliver the effluent treatment systems under a new contract with nuclear operator Magnox. It will design, build and install the Modular Active Effluent Treatment Plant (MAETP) systems at the Chapelcross, Hinkley Point A, Oldbury and Dungeness A sites. The technology […]

Veolia-Business Stream team up to enter retail water market

Waste management firm Veolia and Business Stream, a Scottish Water company, have joined forces to enter the non-household water retail market. From April, more than 1.2 million businesses and public sector organisations will be able to choose who they pay for their retail water services in England. The two companies will work together to provide […]

Veolia wins oil rig decommissioning contracts

Waste management firm Veolia and its partner Peterson have been awarded two oil rig decommissioning contracts. They include the onshore receipt and disposal of offshore materials and several assets for a major gas producer. The work will cover a number of production complex platforms and surrounding satellite platforms located around 40 miles off the coast […]