101 articles in Japan
- Japanese trading house Marubeni is getting serious about water operations. Previously, the company has largely acted as a...
- Spanish water operator and project developer Aqualia has set out its plans for growth in anticipation of the sale of a 49% stake in...
Desal project pipeline goes stratospheric; Lagos Water rekindles BOT programme; Saudi Arabia juggles procurement responsibilities; the fight for a new crop of contract operations; Tokyo looks to outsource wastewater; South Africa turns to reuse; all the latest project news from around the world.
While an acquisition spree has filled some gaps in technology expertise for Kurita, it recognises the need to enhance its innovation efforts further. GWI discovers how the chemicals company is looking to develop technology for overseas markets.
Hitachi looks to double overseas water sales through desal innovation and M&A Vol 18, Issue 7 (July 2017)
IT specialist Hitachi, Ltd. has a vast water business at home in Japan. Translating that expertise into overseas revenue has been slow going. GWI talked to water business guru Kunizo Sakai about the company’s latest plans for global expansion.
Upcoming changes to Japan’s Waterworks Act are widely expected to reinvigorate the country’s flagging programme of private investment in water. The country needs to fund repairs, plug future staff shortages, and reduce costs. Are concessions the answer?
Despite plenty of studies, spending on digital water solutions in Japan has been lacklustre. A younger, more digital-savvy private workforce could reignite the flame...
Chinese project developer Penyao Environmental Protection, which used to trade on the Singapore stock Exchange as Asia Environment Holdings until it was bought by private equity in 2011, is negotiating a $100 million loan with the International Finance Corporation.
The Japanese chemicals giant is preparing a new management plan to grow its revenue to $2.7 billion per year. Buying chemicals sales networks in the US is a priority, but with its profit margin under strain, Kurita also has industrial reuse BOOs firmly in its sights.
Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corporation has spent $250 million to take a minority stake in a private equity-led water concessionaire in Brazil. How will it add value?
A draft of a Ganga Act, which would legislate on crimes against the river, was handed to the Indian Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation on 12 April.