Veolia addresses Malaysia’s water management in TRX financial district

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Source: 1MBDRE, Artist impression of the Tun Razak Exchange development in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysia aims to elevate the Country’s economy to become a developed‐nation status under the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP). The implementation of the program and its resources allocation take into account not only quality of life, living cost, safety and security, but also environmental sustainability – and this is being reflected in the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX).

TRX is a 70-acre development strategic enabler supporting the Malaysian Government’s ETP located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The area is set to become a leading centre for international finance and business with a key focus in sustainability. TRX will highlight highly energy–‐efficient buildings via a district cooling system and on‐site water recycling facilities, and is the first development in Malaysia to achieve both provisional GBI Platinum Township and LEED (US) Neighbourhood Development Gold certifications. The project will be completed in phases over 10 – 15 years, while Phase one is expected to be ready by 2018.

Addressing Malaysia’s water management through TRX

Water management is becoming increasingly critical in the country due to population density, commercial activities and industries around cities, increasing water consumption and pollution, increasing land use conflicts and climate changes.

Through TRX, Malaysia aims to grow its economy with a sustainable solution. One of the enablers in this approach is Veolia Water Technologies, an established environmental company specializing in technological solutions, and provides the complete range of services required to design, build, maintain and upgrade water and wastewater treatment facilities for industrial clients and public authorities.

Veolia’s Commercial Director Operations & Maintenance, Duncan Briggs, stated, “The growth areas in Malaysia will be on the industrial market sector, and there is a link to sustainability and water stress in the region. There’s an opportunity for optimizing used water – it is not just about the cost, but also about the availability of the water.”

The key sustainability driver for TRX is in minimizing fresh water consumption. Non-potable, recycled water produced by Veolia’s advanced suite of wastewater solutions will be strictly limited to non-potable uses such as toilet flushing in the residential and office buildings, trickle irrigation and cooling tower make up for the District Cooling Plant. The result of these measures is expected to reduce over 50% of the total potable water demand compared to a typical development.

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Source: 1MBDRE, Artist impression of the Tun Razak Exchange development in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

TRX aims to reduce total water demand by 60%, which is in accordance with Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan 2020 (KL 2020) that targets to promote rainwater harvesting, recycling and water saving initiatives committed to turning wastewater into a renewable resource supply.

Veolia’s approach to address water supply in TRX is by recycling 100% wastewater for on-site use to achieve over 50% less fresh water demand. Veolia uses the SMART Network method to help TRX monitor and stabilize water quality, eliminate leakages, and make affordable water bills possible.

With the increasingly crucial issue on depleting fresh water supply and management across the regions, Veolia will support TRX with its high technology solutions in becoming the first fully integrated commercial reclaim water project in South East Asia and a global reference for sustainable development.

About Veolia

Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 179,000 employees worldwide, the group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of community and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.

In 2014, the Veolia group supplied 96 million people with drinking water and 60 million people with wastewater service, produced 52 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 31 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €24.4 billion* in 2014.  www.veolia.com
(*) 2014 pro-forma figures, including Dalkia International (100%) and excluding Dalkia France.

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