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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.
Uncertainty over the next review period is a dampener on corporate activity in the English water market. But there may yet be some action in Scotland.
The chemicals business was a drag on Suez’s third quarter. Moody’s doesn’t like it either.