Korea (South)

37 articles in Korea (South)

Water industry veteran beats politician to K-water top job Vol 17, Issue 10 (October 2016)

A K-water insider has won the post of CEO of the public corporation, despite a challenge from a well-connected politician. But while a new tariff increase will boost corporate independence, the government’s influence is still pervasive at home and abroad.

Asia water in brief Vol 17, Issue 10 (October 2016)

Taiwanese water project developers Hsin Dar and CTCI have reached financial close on their Fengshan project, the first privately financed municipal wastewater reuse facility in Taiwan.

Standard Chartered buys Korean sewage O&M leader Vol 17, Issue 6 (June 2016)

Korea’s strongest operating company in the municipal and industrial wastewater segment is being sold to its private equity investor after missing key IPO deadlines.

Asia Water In Brief Vol 17, Issue 2 (February 2016)

  • Shares in Hong Kong-listed project developer Sound Global plunged 62% in one day on 25 January to close at HKD2.65 ($0.34), despite the owner Wen Yibo buying up shares on the open market.

Going global Vol 16, Issue 11 (November 2015)

  • China’s Safbon appears to have dropped plans to buy Purac of Sweden. Instead, it has agreed to acquire 100% of Austrian equipment supplier KWI Corporate Verwaltungs GmbH for €39 million...
  • Japan’s JFE Engineering is planning for its overseas water business to be contributing 30% of global water revenues by March 2018...
  • Korean state-owned water supplier K-water is moving its international expansion plans up a level after failing to make an impact on the water project market outside Korea...

Climate change Vol 16, Issue 11 (November 2015)

  • The United Nations’ Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved its first eight projects to co-finance, contributing $168 million of its $10 billion pool of pledged start-up capital...

Asia Water In Brief Vol 15, Issue 11 (November 2014)

Heiongjiang Interchina and Poten Environment have aunched a JV with Aquaporin to manufacture the Danish company’s proprietary biomimetic membranes in China.

Struggling GS E&C puts Inima on the block Vol 15, Issue 10 (October 2014)

Korean EPC giant GS E&C has turned its back on Spanish water company Inima just two years after it bought a controlling stake, as it seeks to raise liquidity to balance massive losses.

LG targets the global membrane market Vol 15, Issue 7 (July 2014)

Before its takeover in April, NanoH2O was a start-up fighting for fourth position in a three-horse race. LG Chem has plans to change that with the kind of determination that only a Korean company can bring to bear.

One billion people can’t be wrong Vol 14, Issue 11 (November 2013)

David Lloyd Owen presents his fifteenth annual review of PSP in the international water arena. With a seventh of the world’s population now served by the private sector, what’s next in the market for outsourced services?