The project’s players

The representatives

Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur

The Nice Côte d’Azur metropolis is a French inter-municipal structure, located in the Alpes-Maritimes department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, around the city of Nice. Its head office is in Nice, and its president is Christian Estrosi. The Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur, France’s leading metropolis, comprises 49 communes and 540,000 inhabitants, a dynamic and attractive territory. The METROPOLE NICE COTE D’AZUR is now one of the main players in public action in the region, working in close partnership with each of its member municipalities. It has an annual budget of around 1.6 billion euros and employs over 4,500 people.

La Régie Eau d'Azur

Régie Eau d’Azur, created in 2013 as a financially autonomous EPIC (Etablissement Public Industriel et Commercial), manages drinking water within the Nice Côte d’Azur metropolitan area.
It is the successor to more than 150 years of concession contracts for public water services in Nice.
Today, it provides the public drinking water service in the 51 communes of the metropolitan area, from the coast to the peaks of the Mercantour. It also supplies treated water to a number of communes in the east of the department, as well as to the Principality of Monaco.
The Régie Eau d’Azur was built up in several stages, as the various public service delegations came to an end, integrating the communes as they went along, from 2014 to 2020.
Water conveyance, treatment, production and distribution are among the various tasks carried out by Régie Eau d’Azur.
The expertise available to the Régie enables it to maintain its facilities, and to plan large-scale works to secure drinking water resources in its sector.

Cabinet Merlin: Project Owner's Assistant

Participating in the growth of local authorities while contributing, through the public services it provides, to improving the environment for the population, has been the primary ambition of the MERLIN Group (550 employees – €70 M sales) for a century.
Cabinet MERLIN is the historic entity and technical core of the MERLIN Group, which has 380 employees and 40 sites in mainland France and overseas; it generates sales of €50 million and manages €1 billion worth of work each year.
The skills acquired over many years of consulting and assistance to local authorities, combined with total independence, the constant updating of staff skills, the pooling of knowledge and improvement of service quality, the development of cooperative ventures in order to offer complete and homogeneous service packages with partners sharing the same professional ethics and commitment to quality, are all assets enabling the Group to meet the expectations of the project owners who place their trust in it, with objectivity and all the availability required.

The SUEZ-led consortium

The consortium led by DEGREMONT France, a subsidiary of the SUEZ group, was chosen as designer-builder-operator under a Global Performance Contract (GPC).


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DEGREMONT France - SUEZ: Contractor and wastewater treatment engineering

A subsidiary of SUEZ, Degrémont has been the world specialist in water treatment for over 70 years. Degrémont designs, builds and operates facilities for local authorities and industry.

SUEZ Service France: Operations

For over 160 years, SUEZ has been providing essential services to protect and improve quality of life in the face of growing environmental challenges. SUEZ enables its customers to provide access to water and waste services, through solutions on tonnes of CO2. In 2021, SUEZ achieved sales of €7.5 billion.innovative and resilient. Present in 40 countries with more than 35,000 employees, the Group also enables its customers to create value over the entire lifecycle of their infrastructures and services, and to drive their ecological transition by involving their users. In 2021, SUEZ provided drinking water to 66 million people worldwide and wastewater services to more than 33 million. Every year, the Group produces 3.6 TWh of energy from waste and wastewater, and avoided the emission of 3.8 million tonnes of CO2. In 2021, SUEZ achieved sales of €7.5 billion.

Razel-Bec: Civil Engineering

Subsidiaries of Groupe Fayat, France’s leading independent construction group and a recognized expert in all areas of public works: engineering structures, linear infrastructure and earthworks, underground works, industrial and nuclear civil engineering, dams, environment, urban and ecological engineering. Its 5,000 employees work in France and abroad to provide far-sighted, inventive solutions to the current and specific challenges of public works.For more than 140 years, they have put their heart and soul into their work, making Razel-Bec a human and collective adventure.

Triverio Construction: Civil Engineering

Triverio Construction, a subsidiary of VINCI Construction, is a major player in construction in the Alpes-Maritimes region. Triverio Construction is involved in all aspects of building and civil engineering design, construction and rehabilitation for all types of projects: urban development, industrial buildings, hotels, high-end structures, shopping centers, offices, educational establishments and hospitals.Triverio Construction is based in Nice and has been an integral part of the local fabric for over 60 years. It mobilizes the know-how and technical expertise of more than 160 employees to support the Nice metropolitan area and contribute to the development of the region’s infrastructure and facilities.

Groupe 6: Architect

One of France’s leading architectural firms, Groupe-6 has offices in Paris and Grenoble, and employs a staff of nearly 140. Groupe-6 was founded in the 1970s, and was so early to embrace the idea of the collective that it became its name. Nearly 50 years later, the relevance of this model, with its multiple interactions, its generational complementarities, its permanent regeneration and its collective vitality, is still evident.
From the founding projects of the Mémorial de Vassieux-en-Vercors to the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Grenoble, from the Pôle Francilien to the Caserne de Bonne, Groupe-6’s projects demonstrate its versatility, its contextual approach, the richness of its architectural vocabulary, its constant attention to detail and constructive quality, and its constant attention to use, in these complex programs for which Groupe-6 architects have developed genuine expertise.

ARTELIA et BG Ingénieurs Conseils: Internal project management

Artelia is an international multidisciplinary consulting, engineering and project management group in the mobility, water, energy, building and industry sectors. Artelia offers a complete range of services, from expertise to the delivery of complex projects: consulting, studies and master plans, project management, design and implementation project management, asset management and global contracts.
Our raison d’être: Creating solutions for positive living

Renowned for its expertise in prestigious projects such as the Lyon-Turin base tunnel, the Grand Paris Express, the Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne, the Institut Curie in Paris and the Stade de Suisse, the BG Group has decided to join forces with WSP. Today, 15,000 professionals in Europe are involved in inventing the transport infrastructures, energy networks, sustainable cities and regions of tomorrow. Drawing on our talents as engineers, designers and visionaries, we are pursuing an ambitious strategy to decarbonize the construction sector and digitize our businesses.

FAYAT Energie services: Electricity and automation

Fayat Énergie Services, expert in the Fayat Group’s energy businesses, deploys tailor-made solutions for safer, more sustainable towns and territories.
Nearly twenty subsidiaries offer their complementary expertise through 4 business lines: electrical engineering, thermal engineering, information and communication technologies and mobility solutions.
Expert employees bring their design, installation and integration skills to bear on cutting-edge electrical equipment and high value-added digital solutions.
More than 100 French branches, covering the whole country and beyond, are active in a wide range of fields, serving both private and public players:
Cities and regions / Industry and environment / Digital / Energy networks / Tertiary / Mobility and transport.