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CONTRACT OPS LITE Vol 19, Issue 7 (July 2018)

  • American Water has sold the bulk of its municipal and industrial contract operations business to the market leader, Veolia, for $...
  • Suez, the number two in the market, is less bothered about the lack of organic growth in its core contract operations business. It has been growing its...
  • Spain’s outsourced operations market looks set to have its margins squeezed as new legislation promotes...

Spanish water O&M market faces shake-out Vol 19, Issue 7 (July 2018)

Competition for O&M contracts in Spain ramped up dramatically as EPC work dried up following the economic crisis. New legislation is putting renewed pressure on margins.

Poileataigs translated Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

  • Three UK water companies have bowed to political pressure and moved to close financing subsidiaries based in the Cayman Islands. Although the move will...
  • The English water companies have also begun to report their full-year results – and there is clear evidence that performance- based fines imposed by...
  • As Argentina negotiates its $50 billion IMF bail-out, President Mauricio Macri moved to veto a water tariff cut proposed by...
  • Egypt’s water minister has been promoted to prime minister, and moved quickly to introduce...
  • Spain’s new socialist minority government is under pressure from the irrigation lobby to build more desalination plants. Meanwhile, the European Commission is proposing...
  • Meanwhile, President Trump’s proposals for tariffs on steel and aluminium are creating difficulties for...

Strategies Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

  • 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...

Aqualia gears up for growth as FCC returns to strength Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

The Spanish construction group’s water arm has been its saviour. Newly recapitalised, Aqualia is eyeing growth on a number of fronts, general manager Félix Parra tells GWI.

ATLL concession finally terminated Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

The formal termination of the ATLL bulk water concession this month heralds the end of Acciona’s involvement. The company may yet seek compensation.

Charting the future of desalination under Spain’s new government Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

A new minority Spanish government with a solid track record in desalination has just been sworn in. How will this translate into desalination opportunities?

Europe in brief Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

A newly formed joint venture between Kinetix Corporate Finance and Critchleys will focus on environmental technologies in the spheres of energy, water and food resource efficiency.

ACS to fund desal and reuse with green bond Vol 19, Issue 4 (April 2018)

While desal projects dragged the ‘green’ component of a new bond down, a hydro-powered reuse plant in Peru achieved a perfect 100.

Barcelona to expand reuse as drought rages Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

The city is looking to revamp idle treatment infrastructure in an attempt to avoid a repeat of 2008, when it had to tanker in water.