Spanish firms take on Suez and Veolia in France

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?

Spanish private water operators are for the first time posing a serious threat to the historical dominance of Suez, Veolia and Saur in the French delegated public services market.

The grouping of French municipalities into agglomerations has created a new set of potential clients, which is attracting interest from FCC Aqualia, Global Omnium (Aguas de Valencia) and others, all of whom are keen...

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