Veolia Energy Extends Sustainability Services Across Tulsa Skyline

05/6/09  • Energy

Veolia Energy extends and expands supply agreement with Williams Center Towers I & II to provide heating and cooling services from its district energy network in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla., May 6, 2009 – Veolia Energy North America, a leading provider of sustainable energy services and facility operations and management solutions, announced today that its subsidiary, Trigen-Tulsa Energy Corporation, has renewed its agreement with the Williams Center Towers I & II. The Towers are two of Tulsa’s prized and most dramatic downtown office buildings.

After supplying steam and chilled water to the Williams Tower I for the last 25 years, Veolia Energy was able extend its current agreement with Tower I for an additional ten years.Based on this proven track record, the Williams Centers Towers also agreed to enter into a supply agreement with Veolia Energy to supply steam and chilled water to Tower II for the next ten years.

"The City of Tulsa is going through a revitalization, so the renewal of our Tower I contract with the extension to Tower II is well timed," said Thomas Hinds, General Manager of the Williams Center Towers I & II. "Our work with Veolia Energy is significant, as it helps ensure that Towers I and II are mission critical.By doing so, we are not only able to keep up with the current energy needs of our tenants, but we are also able to prepare for future developments in Tulsa."

The Towers, a combined 770,000 square foot Class A building, were built in 1982 and 1983, respectively.Tower I boasts 17 stories with a penthouse and Tower II features 23 stories with a penthouse. Both Towers were built with striking black glass and are connected with a central walkway.The Williams Center Towers hold many of Tulsa's renowned businesses and institutions, including the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, Sampson Investment Company, Indian Nation's Council of Government, Paetec, and many IT companies including i2E and Zayo Bandwidth.

"We value our relationship with the Williams Towers I & II and are thrilled to now be supplying heating and cooling services to both Towers I and II," said Sam Kumar, VP and General Manager of Veolia Energy's Tulsa Operations."Since many customers in the Towers are at mission critical load, the connection to Veolia Energy's steam and chilled water helps the building to become more reliable by offering un-interrupted power."

District energy plays an integral role in Tulsa's infrastructure and currently includes 7 miles of underground steam pipes, owned, operated and maintained by Veolia Energy.

About Veolia Energy North America
A subsidiary of Veolia Environnement, the world's leading environmental services company, Veolia Energy focuses on controlling energy costs and reducing carbon footprints through energy-efficient, custom solutions.Solutions encompass the production and distribution of highly-reliable thermal energy; on-site operation of customers' complex equipment to enhance the technical, economic and environmental performance; and the introduction of renewable fuels into the energy mix where it is viable.Veolia Energy serves customers throughout the Continental USA, with a national reach and capability, and owns and operates the largest portfolio of district energy (heating and cooling) networks in the United States.With approximately 335,000 employees globally, Veolia Environnement reported revenue of $50 billion in 2008.

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