Waterkracht welcomes TotalEnergies as customer for circular process water
TotalEnergies today signed a long-term agreement with water-link for the supply of sustainable process water for its industrial sites in Antwerp. The water will come from the Waterkracht project, which is scheduled to be operational by 2025.
TotalEnergies substantially reduces the pressure on freshwater resources.
The contract with TotalEnergies is an important milestone in the Waterkracht project. In its first phase, this project aims to produce and supply around 20 billion liters of circular process water annually in the Port of Antwerp. The agreement makes TotalEnergies the largest customer of the circular process water. Annually, 9 billion liters, the equivalent of the water use of 280,000 inhabitants, of circular process water will be delivered.
“This project is part of our sustainability plan, in which reducing the use of fresh water in water-scarce areas is a key objective. With this new long-term contract with water-link, TotalEnergies will use sustainable process water in Antwerp and reduce its freshwater consumption by 90%. We will thus contribute significantly to the Flemish government’s Blue Deal project to address drought and water scarcity“,
– Jacques Beuckelaers, CEO of TotalEnergies Antwerpen.
“Today, water-link supplies over 50 billion liters of process water to Antwerp’s industry, produced from water from the Albert Canal. By using an alternative, circular water source, we can reduce the pressure on our fresh water resource and increase the security of supply for all our customers, from households to businesses. We are therefore delighted that TotalEnergies confirms its confidence in water-link and resolutely goes along with the card of circular process water“,
– Franky Cosaert, CEO of water-link.
Waterkracht, an initiative that is part of securing the supply of water, is a collaboration between water-link, Ekopak, PMV and Aquafin. These parties are joining forces to reuse the treated wastewater from Antwerp households as process water for companies in the Port of Antwerp.