Partnership between Suez environnement and the city of Brno prolonged

BVK (51% city of Brno and 46 % SUEZ environnement) has been awarded a 10 year contract to operate sewerage in Brno, Czech Republic. Brno is the second largest city in Czech Republic with 400,000 inhabitants. The 10-year contract totalling €320m will be effective January 1st 2016.

The contract announced today is an extension of an existing contract, signed with the city authorities in 1999, for water and wastewater management. Brno is supplied from three water sources (Brezova I, Brezova II and VOV). In 2014, 29 million cubic meters of water were distributed across the whole city’s population.

BVK also operates the Modrice waste water treatment plant, which has an equivalent capacity of 510,000 inhabitants, serving the city of Brno and its surrounding communities. In 2014, the plant treated more than 36 million cubic meters of waste water.

Since 1993, SUEZ environnement has been providing water and wastewater services for more than 1 million people in the country. It manages the water and wastewater services for the cities of Brno, Ostrava, Karlovy vary and its region, Sumperk and its region, and Benesov and its region. SUEZ environnement was the first international water company who started investing and operating in the water sector in the former Czech and Slovak Federative Republic (CSFR).