United Kingdom

768 articles in United Kingdom

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?

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...