Veolia to provide water and wastewater services in Armenia

France-based Veolia Group has secured an affermage contract to provide water and wastewater services to Armenia for a period of 15 years.

The deal, which was awarded after a global tender call, would enable three million Armenian people to have round the clock access to drinking water by 2030.

In addition, by the end of the contract, 174 million m³ of drinking water will be supplied each year across the entire country.

As part of the contract, Veolia will also manage the production and distribution of drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities throughout Armenia.

The company will further develop and improve the water supply network of the country.

Veolia Central and Eastern Europe vice-president Malika Ghendouri said: "This success is the result of a joint effort by Veolia’s teams who have managed to capitalise on the experience and professionalism of the Group’s employees in Erevan.

“The contract is confirmation of Veolia’s international expertise in managing and optimising large public networks on behalf of local authorities.”

The company currently employs 1,200 people in Armenia.

Earlier last month, Veolia’s Ghana-based subsidiary had renewed a contract with AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) in relation with the Iduapriem gold mine located in the western region of the country.

Since 2014, Veolia has been operating and maintaining the existing water treatment facility at Iduapriem and has been helping AGA to achieve several environmental performance as per the norms set by Ghana Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

With the renewal of the contract, Veolia will be able continue to provide these services to AGA.

Image: Armenian people will have round the clock access to drinking water by 2030. Photo: courtesy of Veolia Group.