Latest news and project tracker updates from the Americas

Oilfield water deals flourish as midstream model takes root

Americas

Over $2 billion in private equity has been committed to North American oilfield water service providers in the last three years. The ‘water midstream’ model is here to stay.

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Project Tracker: Americas

Latest news and project tracker updates from the Americas

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PROJECT COUNTRY UPDATED STATUS TYPE
East County ... United States 25 May 18 Construction b... Reuse
Volusia O&M ... United States 25 May 18 At its meeting... Utility
Palm Bay WTP... United States 25 May 18 A request for ... WTP
Wilcox Count... United States 24 May 18 Sealed proposa... Utility
Vicksburg wa... United States 24 May 18 Final proposal... Utility

Solenis and BASF join forces to create €2.4bn chemicals powerhouse

The joint venture announced this month will combine Solenis’ service expertise with BASF’s extensive in-house chemical product portfolio, providing both firms with significant growth potential. The deal could be the precursor to an IPO...

Xylem’s new analytics platform set to target utility capex reductions

The creation of a new Advanced Infrastructure Analytics platform follows the recent acquisitions of Pure Technologies, EmNet, and Valor. Xylem CEO Patrick Decker explains his vision to GWI.

Proxy fights – the new face of regulated water?

Water M&A in the US just got ugly, with a four-way battle rocking the market from California to Connecticut. Is it a sign of things to come?

Clearford Water charts a path to profitability with renewed project finance commitment

The Canadian company’s losses are easing, but its decentralised DBFOM solution is struggling to gain traction. What is the way forward?

Debra coy

Shake it up, baby

In the traditionally sleepy US water utility sector, this has been the most exciting year since the European takeovers of American Water and United Water more than 15 years ago. Indeed, those transactions, dramatic at the time, were downright decorous compared to the unprecedented proxy battle that has ensued since SJW Group and Connecticut Water (CTWS) announced their planned “merger of equals” in March (really a stock-for-stock deal in which SJW would effectively acquire the somewhat smaller Connecticut company). The bicoastal nature of... Read more

Padlock GWI Briefing: Americas

Where is American Water ten years after its IPO?

American Water’s ten years as a publicly traded company have seen its market capitalisation grow from...

Market digests impact of Brookfield’s Brazilian buy

Brookfield’s $768 million acquisition of Brazilian water concessionaire Odebrecht Ambiental –...

Copasa shares jump as tariff methodology is unveiled

Shares in Brazilian water concessionaire Copasa climbed to their highest level in nearly two years after...

Predictable revenue flows boost H2O’s investibility

A greater emphasis on revenue predictability enabled TSX-listed water treatment company H2O Innovation to...

Private Sector Participation in Water: Opportunities for Investment and Expertise

Private Sector Participation in Water documents emerging opportunities for both for those looking to deploy capital in the sector and those interested in new business models for selling their expertise into the sector. Laying out all the information you will need to develop a dynamically successful strategy to make the most of the new paradigm for water service delivery.

Brazilian water sector revolution hits the electo...

GWI examines why the push for increased private sector participation in the Brazilian water sector has failed to meet expectations.

California mulls bills to tackle small systems

There is growing awareness of the need to address the hundreds of disadvantaged water systems in California that persistently fall...

FGUA seeks qualifications for $40m operations con...

A slimmed-down opportunity in Florida is attracting widespread interest among private water operators.

Americas in brief

Rexnord has announced that it is selling its VAG valves unit, and discussions are understood to be underway with a number of...

Proactive contract operators fend off stagnant gr...

2017 was an eventful year for private water operators in North America, but the market has presented few new opportunities for...

Bidding consortia regroup as Silicon Valley reuse...

Three new teams have joined the list of groups vying for a landmark indirect potable reuse project in California. The recalibration...

A new paradigm for private desal in Mexico

The signing of a funding commitment for a new SWRO plant at San Quintín marks a major step forward for Mexican desal...

Performance bonds poised to go mainstream

A ‘pay for success’ model pioneered in Washington, DC which hedges the risks associated with green stormwater...

Attacks drive cybersecurity to the fore for US wa...

A cybersecurity alert issued by the US government last month was swiftly followed by a crippling ransomware attack on the City of...

Pitching the rate of return

Legislators and public rate-setters need to make sure they do not price out successful utilities in California, says Wes Strickland....

Americas in brief

American Water’s pending $365 million purchase of domestic warranty business Pivotal Home Solutions will bolster its homeowner...

Californian water utilities see the darker side o...

Decoupling volumetric water sales from revenues has resulted in reduced revenue volatility. It is now about to feed through into...

Seven Seas pounces on Abengoa’s troubled desal pl...

The purchase of the Nungua desalination plant in Africa marks a change of tack for Nasdaq-listed AquaVenture Holdings. With the...

Ecosphere’s Ozonix IP on the block

The technology development and licensing company has moved to sell its Ozonix advanced oxidation process.