SUEZ Water Technologies and Solutions holds ribbon cutting for new facility in Tomball
Community leaders and local entities held a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 11 to celebrate the recent opening of SUEZ Water Technologies and Solutions’ new laboratory facility in Tomball.
SUEZ, a water and technology-based environmental research and resource facility, has moved its previous location in The Woodlands to Tomball’s Business and Technology Park at 21222 Spell Circle. Tomball Mayor Gretchen Fagan and other city officials were present at the celebration. The labs in this facility will support Gulf Coast oil and gas companies, according to officials.
Nancy White, executive vice president of the North American branch of SUEZ, said the new location, although smaller, offers more advantages and newer technology not present at the previous facility.
“With the support of over 80 researchers, scientists and support here at the site, we’re able to manage over 100,000 samples a year and 1 million individual tests, making this one of the largest laboratory sites in North America,” she said.
White said the Tomball location is another positive for SUEZ’s clients and local collaborators.
“You’re not going to put a laboratory in the middle of a residential area,” she said. “We wanted to stay close by in the area because we have a lot of customers that are between the Woodlands and down into the Houston Ship Channel, so this was a convenient area to have customers come into.”
Fagan said the city of Tomball is honored to have a company like SUEZ move into the area. Fagan said SUEZ has brought 80 full-time jobs and 46 indirect jobs to Tomball.
“It is important that we recognize and support SUEZ for investing in our community,” she said. “With an educated and talented workforce, our high quality of life and shovel-ready business park, Tomball has become a community of choice for business in the northwest Houston region.”
In addition to the ability for SUEZ to house more technologically advanced equipment, the facility will bring more jobs to the Tomball area. CEO of SUEZ Heiner Markhoff said the facility in Tomball is a good investment.
“Overall these global investments are very important to us,” he said. “This is our flagship facility, which will allow us to continue to expand in the refining petrochemical upstream and downstream markets.”