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Really smart cities will be circular


Building cities that are smart and circular is the objective of a new partnership signed between two giants of French industry.

Waste and water management company, SUEZ, and construction firm, Bouygues Construction, have penned a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop circular solutions for smart cities.

Jean-Louis Chaussade, CEO of SUEZ, said: “This agreement represents a new chapter in the history of the two groups. We have already pooled our expertise in some emblematic projects, such as the recovery of construction waste from the first construction site of the Grand Paris Express, or the design of the first connected protective equipment that improves the safety of operators. Today, we are rising to the challenges of urbanisation and the circular economy by stepping up our efforts in favour of a virtuous construction industry and the development of resourceful cities.”

The MoU will initially run for three years.

Philippe Bonnave, Chairman and CEO of Bouygues Construction, added: “Meeting the environmental challenge of more virtuous resource management will be the priority of the partnership between our two groups. We will achieve this through our long experience of successful collaborations, both in France and internationally, which have enabled us to co-construct innovative solutions to serve our customers. The environmental emergency we all face today is now urging us to go further and draw on our respective expertise so that we can jointly propose disruptive solutions to achieve better recovery of resources.”

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Iain is a creative writer, journalist and lecturer, and formerly an editor of two international business publications. Iain is now editor of Innovators Magazine, as well as the strategic content director for OnePoint5Media.


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