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For the first time, UK water companies are facing competition in their backyard. It is a start.
The quoted water sector recovered in 2003, but big water was left behind.
Stone & Webster’s Dr Tony Ballance argues for mergers and a better alignment of interests in the UK market.
The private water industry was up 6.1% in 2003 despite high-profile contract losses.
The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) awarded Package C of Project Aquatrine to the C2C consortium of Costain, Ove Arup & Partners and Severn Trent.
Pennon and Kelda did well. AWG is improving, but doubts continue about United and Northumbrian.
Suez and AWG are out of the picture, but RWE/Thames has bounced back.
Ofwat, the UK water regulator, published the English and Welsh water companies’ plans for the 2005-2010 review period.
Franklin + Andrews, which is part of Mott MacDonald, won a framework contract to provide cost consultancy services for Scottish Water to assist in implementing its £1.8 billion capital investment programme.
The cost of capital is the key issue in the price review process. It is becoming very difficult to predict.