Veolia implements in-house water impact index assessment tool at TNB

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologiesis proud to announce a project win to implement its in-house water metric at Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) thermal power plants.

The appointment was made by TNBR, a wholly-owned Research and Development subsidiary company of TNB, which is Malaysia’s national electricity utility company. Veolia will be working in collaboration with TNBR by providing technical expertise in the research of water utilisation and treatment technology to achieve zero liquid discharge. As the technical collaborator, Veolia will lead the Water Impact Index™ (WiiX) studies at all of the seven thermal power plants managed by TNB in Peninsular Malaysia.

According to Dr. Ir. Cheong Kam Hoong, Managing Director of TNBR, “The two most important natural resources for TNB are fuel and water. Worries about global warming, contaminated air and water have encouraged many organizations such as TNB to evaluate how much of the earth’s water resources we are using so that we can plan and make improvements and responsible decisions.”

“Adopting WiiX has placed TNB at the forefront of water resource management among major industrial companies in Malaysia, and reinforced the company’s environmental leadership in the power industry, while contributing to TNB’s corporate social responsibility objectives for the nation’s benefit” said Duncan Briggs, Commercial Director, Operations & Maintenance, Veolia, South East Asia.

Independent research has shown that failure to account for the plant locations and the quality of water abstracted and released by such plants can distort the environmental effect that companies have in undertaking their business activities. The Water Impact Index methodology can help to better establish water footprint boundaries and water footprint measurement (quantification).

Johann Clere (Global Director - Business Development)shared, “Water is increasingly becoming a global concern and, at Veolia, we work hard to help companies transform risks into opportunities. We are delighted to work with TNB to create more awareness on water scarcity challenges and we believe that with the implementation of the WiiX metric, we will help to shed focus on problematic areas where more efforts can be invested to correct outstanding problems.”

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) is the largest electric utility company in Malaysia and also the largest power company in Southeast Asia with MYR 69.8 billion worth of assets. It serves over seven million customers throughout Peninsular Malaysia. TNB’s core activities are in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. Other activities include repairing, testing, and maintaining power plants; providing engineering, procurement, and construction services for power plants related products; and assembling and manufacturing high voltage switchgears, coal mining, and trading. Operations are carried out in Malaysia, Mauritius, Pakistan, India, and Indonesia.

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies is the Veolia Water subsidiary specialised in technical solutions and design & build projects for water and wastewater treatment, for industrial and municipal clients. Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies recorded revenue of €2.4 billion in 2012.www.veoliawaterst.com

Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services. Specialized in outsourcing services for municipal authorities, as well as industrial and service companies, it is also one of the world’s major designers of technological solutions and constructor of facilities needed in water and wastewater services. With 89,094 employees, Veolia Water provides water service to 100 million people and wastewater service to 71 million. Its 2012 revenue amounted to €12.078 billion. www.veoliawater.com

Contact: Ivy LATOUR, Marketing & Communications Manager (Asia Industrial) Ivy.latour@veoliawater.com

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