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VWT boost helps Veolia exceed expectations Vol 16, Issue 3 (March 2015)

The French water and waste company bounced back into profit in 2014, largely thanks to cost-cutting. Going forward, the company aims to be less municipal and less French.

Europe Water In Brief Vol 16, Issue 2 (February 2015)

Severn Trent revealed on 13 February that it expects to take a £25-30 million hit in the second half of the current financial year due to re-organisation efforts.

In with the new Vol 16, Issue 1 (January 2015)

  • Suez Environnement has put in place a new regional group structure for its international division, with Degrémont merged into...
  • Veolia has announced plans to spin off some of its loss-making EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) activities in North America and Europe...

Herrewyn’s new start on the Inside Vol 16, Issue 1 (January 2015)

The Veolia Global Enterprises boss is looking for an investor to help buy out some of the group’s loss-making EPC businesses. It is going to be tough.

Not yet news Vol 15, Issue 12 (December 2014)

  • Veolia Global Solutions boss Jean-Michel Herrewyn is standing down as CEO...
  • Suez Environnement’s move to a single “brand architecture” encompassing both water and waste globally will be announced in...

What's in a name? Vol 15, Issue 10 (October 2014)

  • Suez Environnement suffered a blow this month when it was apparently knocked out of the running for the renewal of a €500 million water services contract in...
  • Industry rumours are intensifying that Suez Environnement is about to rebrand itself to reflect its loosening links with...
  • The renaming is also rumoured to coincide with a complete reorganisation of the business to reflect a regional structure similar to that of...

Lyonnaise encounters a Lille problem Vol 15, Issue 10 (October 2014)

The French giant is fighting to overturn a ruling which found inconsistencies in its bid to renew one of France’s largest delegated water contracts. The project, which it once shared with Veolia, has a chequered history.

Champagne at the agbar Vol 15, Issue 8 (August 2014)

  • Suez Environnement has agreed a deal to buy out the remaining 24.1% of...
  • The Water Europe division of Suez Environnement, of which Agbar constitutes around half, was the star performer when the French group unveiled its half-year results at the end of July. It generated EBITDA of...

EUROPE WATER IN BRIEF Vol 15, Issue 5 (May 2014)

Earlier this month, Ireland outlined its plans for water charging ahead of a key August decision by the Commission for Energy Regulation on the level of the republic’s first water bills.

Innoveox passes critical funding hurdle Vol 15, Issue 5 (May 2014)

The valuation of the French industrial waste treatment company raised some eyebrows when it debuted on the stock exchange earlier this month. Does the business model justify investors’ bullishness?