Veolia worked with the IPMC (CNRS-Université Côte d’Azur), the start-up IAGE and the Bataillon des Marins Pompiers de Marseille (BMPM), to develop Vigie COVID-19, a pioneering solution for detecting and quantifying the presence of Sars-CoV-2 in wastewater in record time.
The method has made it possible to spot the presence of the Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and Omicron variants of COVID-19, acting as an early warning system for monitoring the pandemic’s progression.
The presence of Sars-CoV-2 in wastewater has the potential to become a new indicator to help manage the pandemic. The Vigie Covid-19 solution was aided by inputs from our sites in Scotland and Tidworth and is available for laboratories to use across Europe.
“Our method can constitute an excellent complement to clinical trials in the fight against the spread of the pandemic, by providing readable information and dynamics consistent with the incidence rates reported by health authorities in Europe.”
Philippe Sébérac, Technical and Scientific Expertise Director, Veolia
Our decommissioning facility in Shetland, Scotland, operated in partnership with Peterson, is fast becoming a centre of innovation for recycling offshore structures from the North Sea.
In 2021, our Dales Voe facility successfully collapsed the Ninian North platform using explosives for the first time. Our teams decontaminated the structure and removed all hazardous materials to allow for future demolition in the most environmentally friendly manner and to maximise the value of all of its materials.
The Ninian was a
14,200 TONNE STEEL PLATFORM
with eight 30m tall legs
Our partnership with Peterson has been providing onshore decommissioning services for over 12 years and achieved ‘excellent’ environmental assessment ratings in the process.