602 articles in China

Metiting Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

  • Just four major foreign investors remain in the Chinese water infrastructure space, following the surprise news that UAE-based project developer Metito has...
  • Metito is not short of opportunities in more welcoming markets. This month it was awarded a SAR220 million ($59 million) contract to build...

Happy New Gear! Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

In the face of China’s growing influence across Asia, GWI’s Willy Yeo looks at the challenges and opportunities its neighbours face.

CONSUMER PROTECTION Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

  • The UK’s Ofwat has proposed a 2.4% weighted average cost of capital for the next asset management period (2020-2025). It is 1.3% lower than...
  • Chile’s presidential election is turning out to be an important one for its investor-owned water companies. Centre-left candidate Alejandro Guillier wants to...
  • Abengoa’s Nungua desalination project is in deep difficulty, with off-taker Ghana Water struggling to meet the payments under a dollar-denominated take-or-pay contract. The price Ghana Water pays for the desalted water is...
  • Metito has finally closed the $60.8 million financing of its Rwanda bulk water supply project, after two and a half years of negotiation. It wasn’t helped by the arrest of...
  • Shares in Tallinna Vesi fell by 20% this month after Estonia’s supreme court ruled that it had to change its tariff structure. The company, which was once considered...

A new beginning? Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

How have Chinese and international industrials responded to China’s crackdown on water pollution? GWI’s Willy Yeo takes a look.

What’s next for FO in China? Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

A mixture of operational issues, underwhelming industrial project flows, and shareholder pressure to perform seem to have conspired against the development of forward osmosis in China. The market is still looking for new ZLD technologies.

Onsite leachate treatment finds favour as WWTPs refuse effluents Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

Environmental pressures and overloaded municipal treatment plants mean effective landfill leachate treatment is required like never before. Are existing systems up to the task?

Evolving Chinese PPP market reshuffles the pack for private water companies Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

As the early pioneers of the Chinese PPP market pack up and head for home, and as the first BOT contracts begin to expire, GWI maps out the players in the new PPP market, and takes a look at how international specialists can fit in.

Bentley Systems expands its modelling software expertise for more joined-up approach to digital water Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

With the acquisition of new flood modelling capabilities, the global leading software provider for enhancing infrastructure is bidding to better integrate its digital offerings. What is its strategy to improve comprehensive lifecycle capabilities in the water industry?

Reflections on water Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)

Chinese water companies have a responsibility to drive the industry forward, argues Willy Yeo.

Desal recovery continues, but risks remain Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)

Appetite for new desalination capacity is growing, but progress is frustratingly slow in some areas. What are the market dynamics?