Soil remediation is an area of expertise at SUEZ. But not the only one. To take the project further, the AGORA rehabilitation project required a bigger-picture view to ensure the sustainable redevelopment of the industrial site.
To achieve this, SUEZ opted to work in three different phases:
- Safety work and preparation started in early 2004, with a detailed risk analysis and the creation of a project team
- Between 2004 and 2006, the site was cleaned up, involving major work in dismantling buildings and decontaminating the soil. 190,000 tonnes of waste were removed from the site
- The zone underwent economic redevelopment between 2006 and 2009, with the creation of two business parks devoted to tertiary and industrial activities, all environmentally-oriented
Eco-cluster, a benchmark for decontamination and waste management of all varieties.
Many leading-edge services are proposed by highly-trained teams, including an industrial waste collection and sorting centre, a multi-modal platform for polluted soil management, a medical waste transfer station and a physical-chemical processing centre for industrial effluents.
AGORA, to promote cultural and environmental values
Cultural organisations and social economy proponents work alongside a resource and training centre focusing on sustainable development occupations.