12 April 2013 / Bloomberg / Veolia wins up to A$800m BG water treatment contract
Veolia Environnement SA (VIE) has been awarded a water treatment contract worth as much as A$800 million ($844 million) for BG Group Plc (BG/)’s Queensland Curtis liquefied natural gas project in Australia which will operate and maintain QGC’s three water treatment plants in the Surat Basin in Queensland. This company is expanding its coal seam gas (CSG) mining and claims it will make the contaminated water from this mining available for ‘use by agriculture, industry and towns.’ Veolia is scheduled to begin work in June 2013.
12 April 2013 / QGC / QGC awards water treatment contract worth up to A$800m
QGC Pty, a coal seam gas exploration unit of BG Group, said in a statement that it awarded Veolia Water Australia Pty a 20-year contract to operate and maintain two treatment plants at the site and a third plant at QGC’s Windibri site in Queensland.
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On its website, Veolia Water Israel writes that its Ayalon Sewage Treatment Plant provides wastewater treatment to several communities, including the Israeli settlement of Modi’in Illit. The illegal Modi’in Illit settlement is situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, in the occupied West Bank. Veolia Water Israel is a full subsidiary of Veolia Environnement.