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Kemira searches for silver bullets Vol 15, Issue 9 (September 2014)

Following a protracted restructuring, the chemicals supplier is ready for a new phase of growth. Can it deliver on its goals this time around?

Ofwat hits back on WACC as AMP6 looms Vol 15, Issue 9 (September 2014)

The UK water sector’s spending plans for 2015-2020 are still £1.5 billion more than the regulator is willing to allow. A further WACC haircut could add to the sector’s woes.

Looking for a stitch in time Vol 15, Issue 8 (August 2014)

Nine UK water companies are facing the threat of regulatory intervention unless they address financeability concerns. It seems Ofwat means business.

Procurement models for Asset Management Period Six (2015-20) Vol 15, Issue 8 (August 2014)

This month’s chart comes from our recent report Water in England and Wales to 2020: risks and opportunities in the AMP6 investment period.

The imperial engineers Vol 15, Issue 8 (August 2014)

Christopher Gasson looks at the logic behind the spate of mergers in the engineering sector and asks what it means for the water sector.

Wessex Water trials wastewater metering Vol 15, Issue 8 (August 2014)

A circular economy? Wessex Water trials wastewater metering.

Europe water in brief Vol 15, Issue 7 (July 2014)

Investec Bank has issued a £20 million structured note offering investors exposure to floating rate cashflows derived from an underlying bond, the recently issued 4% July 2025 Thames Water issue.

Investment problems stymie IWPP debt fund Vol 15, Issue 7 (July 2014)

An international fund looking to bring money into the Gulf IWPP market and free up capital for developers has fallen at the first hurdle. The backers insist the fundamentals of the business model remain sound.

PRIVATE MANOEUVRES Vol 15, Issue 7 (July 2014)

  • Thames Water launched the process last month to procure an infrastructure provider to build, own and operate the...
  • Aqua America will not need to raise new equity for at least the next...
  • There are two chunky private water supply concessions on the table in the Philippines...
  • Morocco’s national bulk power and water supplier ONEE is hoping to roll out more privately financed...
  • Two significant water assets in Israel are to change hands. The Azrieli Group is selling its interests in the...
  • The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) – one of the world’s most active multilateral lenders in the water sector – is planning to take a more active equity role in...

Tide may yet turn against Tideway Vol 15, Issue 7 (July 2014)

Growing dissent over the viability of the Thames Tideway project may ultimately prove to be its undoing.