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Suez turns the corner and re-assigns responsibilities Vol 19, Issue 3 (March 2018)

The 2017 results were dreary, but the way is now open to return to profitable growth. GWI speaks to Suez top brass about how the reorganised company fits together.

Making the most of Suez’s new WTS unit Vol 19, Issue 3 (March 2018)

Marie-Ange Debon explains how the Suez Water Technologies & Solutions division will work.

Spanish firms take on Suez and Veolia in France Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

A new competitive environment has convinced Spanish private water operators that they can break into the French delegated public service market. What will it take to break a 165-year deadlock?

Water utilities drowning in data ask solutions providers for simplicity Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

Results from Europe’s pioneering smart water solutions project SW4EU were presented in November with the take-home message of “keep it simple”. Does the data avalanche need to be excavated from within?

Where is Saur headed next? Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

A newly announced growth plan looks like the latest step in a carefully crafted process to prepare Saur for sale. Ian Elkins asks whether it will remain in French hands.

Saur prepares for accelerated international growth Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

Following a period of relative stagnation, the group has embarked on a fresh drive to grow its international presence. CEO Louis-Roch Burgard shares his strategy with GWI.

Veolia refreshes its approach to French water as profitability concerns hit home Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

It is no secret that the net profit in Veolia’s domestic water business has eroded away to almost nothing. The new CEO of Veolia Eau France is convinced that a redefinition of the way the group interacts with its core client base is the key to restoring margins.

French majors diverge as Veolia boosts global growth Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

The half-year results of the two largest private water groups show that while both suffered from a slowdown in construction activity, Veolia was more successful at attracting international business. Suez is already fighting back aggressively.

Europe water in brief Vol 18, Issue 2 (February 2017)

Shares in Dee Valley Water were delisted from the London Stock Exchange on 16 February in conjunction with the company’s £78.5 million takeover by Severn Trent.

Frenchies Vol 17, Issue 10 (October 2016)

  • Suez has increased its stake in Italian multi-utility Acea to 23.3%, as the company prepares for the consolidation of the Italian market...more
  • Suez Ventures has taken a 22% stake in biogas purification and recovery specialist Prodeval. The deal reflects the maturity of the investment unit...more
  • Veolia North America has finally had a big win in the North American municipal contract ops market, after a four-year drought. It took the $110 million contract to run...more