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Europe Water In Brief Vol 15, Issue 10 (October 2014)

UK water pipeline rehabilitation company Aqualiner is looking to raise £2.5 million of fresh equity at a pre-money valuation of £6 million to fund a global roll-out of its patented technology, which reduces pipe replacement costs by lining deteriorated pipe interiors with a glassreinforced thermoplastic coating.

More comfort for Tideway bidders Vol 15, Issue 10 (October 2014)

Ofwat has revealed additional provisions to protect the eventual developer of the Thames Tideway project. No wonder firms are lining up in droves.

EIB steps in to sweeten Thames Tideway deal Vol 15, Issue 9 (September 2014)

A £1 billion funding commitment from the European Investment Bank would make the commercial debt portion of the giant Thames Tideway scheme more palatable. How will it affect the bank’s wider UK water lending activity?

Evolution of a water consulting engineer Vol 15, Issue 9 (September 2014)

Competitive pressures and a narrow strategic focus have left Black & Veatch’s European water business looking vulnerable. MD Scott Aitken tells GWI how he plans to restore the division to its former glory.

Japanese give up on Hyder Vol 15, Issue 9 (September 2014)

Arcadis seems to have emerged victorious in its bid to acquire Hyder Consulting. The losing bidder has not given up its global ambitions.

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.