Veolia Energy Scores with NFL Films' World-Famous Television Studios

02/4/10  • Energy

Veolia Energy signs agreement to purchase and operate the central energy facility for NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey

PHILADELPHIA, PA- Feb. 4, 2010Veolia Energy North America, a leading provider of sustainable energy services andfacility operations and management solutions, is delighted to announce that it has entered into a long-term agreement to acquire, operate and maintain the central plant assets for NFL Films in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.

The three-story, 200,000 square foot glass-encased studio produces commercials, television programs, feature films and documentaries on the National Football League, as well as for regional and national retailers and advertising agencies. As part of the agreement, Veolia Energy will operate the dedicated central facility that provides the studio with all of its thermal energy and emergency electricity requirements. The facility is comprised of two large industrial chillers, a cooling tower and conventional boilers.

"In addition to being very pleased to add this asset to our growing North American portfolio, we are thrilled to partner with the NFL Films brand that is so closely associated with America's most popular sport," said Stewart A. Wood, President and CEO of Veolia Energy North America. "As with all of our energy operations, we will implement our best practices and strive to enhance the economic, technical and environmental performance of the energy assets on an ongoing basis."

A wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Football League, NFL Films promotes the NFL and preserves its history for generations of future fans, showing the passion and the visceral nature of the game from a player's perspective. This season, NFL Films produced hundreds of hours of original television programming for NFL Network, ESPN, CBS, Showtime, truTV, HBO, and multiple other broadcast and cable networks. In addition to domestic television, NFL Films programming is aired in more than 200 countries.

NFL Films' Mount Laurel-based energy plant is close to Veolia Energy's existingdistrict energy networks in Philadelphia and Trenton, so it will easily integrate into the company's operations and dedicated customer service teams. The agreement with NFL Films expands Veolia Energy's growing portfolio of cooling assets. In North America alone, Veolia Energy operates more than 170,000 tons of chilled water capacity in Atlanta, Baltimore, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Portland, Trenton and Tulsa.

This announcement with NFL Films follows a number of major deals signed by Veolia Energy. In November 2009, Veolia Energy acquired the Portland District Cooling Company, in Portland, Oregon, which supplies chilled water to the Brewery Blocks shopping and professional district. In December 2009, Veolia Energy finalized an agreement to operate and maintain the Boston-based Medical Area Total Energy Plant(MATEP) assets, which serves six world-class, Harvard Medical School-affiliated medical institutions.

About Veolia Energy North America
A subsidiary of Veolia Environnement, a company which is the worldwide reference in environmental services, 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; combined heat and power generation (cogeneration); and the introduction of renewable fuels into the energy mix where it is viable.Veolia Energy North America serves customers throughout the Continental USA, with a national reach and capability, and owns and operates the largest portfolio of district energy (heating, cooling and cogeneration) networks in the United States.With approximately 335,000 employees globally, Veolia Environnement reported revenue of $50 billion in 2008.

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