One of the more eye-catching events in the water and wastewater industry in 2017 was the acquisition of the GE Water business by SUEZ. Water Talk caught up to Heiner Markhoff, the new CEO of SUEZ Water Technologies and Solutions, to discuss the merger.
“From the SUEZ perspective, it adds a broad portfolio of advanced treatment technologies, with approximately 7,500 people, bringing a lot of expertise and experts together,” remarked Markhoff. He was also keen to point out how complimentary the two business units are with the more heavily-focused industrial background of GE Water being merged with the greater municipal treatment history of SUEZ.
One area Markhoff sees as particularly promising for the merged businesses is water reuse. “We see municipalities and industrial customers working together in terms of reusing municipal wastewater for industrial purposes,” said Markhoff. “I think we’re just at the beginning, and as I said, one of the big themes for SUEZ is the circular economy and I think this is so important for us and a key cornerstone of our strategy going forward.”
To learn more about this focus as well as the new entity’s digital footprint, listen here: