Latest news and project tracker updates from Asia

Vietnam’s largest water utility prepares for IPO

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SAWACO is gearing up to sell between 35% and 49% of its equity on the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange in 2017 or 2018. The utility’s complicated internal structure means that valuing it will...

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Project Tracker: Asia

Latest news and project tracker updates from Asia

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Dholera brac... India 17 Jan 17 The brackish w... Desal
Chhindwara STP India 17 Jan 17 The bid submis... WWTP
Jhalawar wat... India 17 Jan 17 The bid submis... WTP
Vinzol new S... India 17 Jan 17 The bid submis... WWTP
Sayakha CETP India 17 Jan 17 The deadline f... WWTP

Vietnam pushes privatisation agenda

The privatisation process of Vietnam’s water utilities is in full swing. Water players may have a second bite at the apple when short-term local investors pull out.

World Bank tees up $400m support package for $1.7bn Vietnam water supply project

The Vietnamese Ministry of Construction has rebooted an old plan for large-scale water treatment plants on the Hau and Tien rivers. With the prime minister and the World Bank on board, they may come to fruition, but not in the timeline the MoC...

CT Environmental fights back against short seller allegations

Following an attack from a short seller, CT Environmental Group’s stock has lost 32% of its value, despite a robust defence and a share buyback campaign. The timely publication of annual results, coupled with movement on deals with the CDB...

Australian technology firms secure foothold in Chinese water market

2016 has seen a flurry of partnerships between water technology companies based in Australia and Chinese SOEs looking for a unique selling point in the battle to clean up China’s environmental pollution. How sustainable is the growth...

Willy yeo

Don’t hold your breath

When the proposed tariff rates for the Marina East desalination plant in Singapore were out in September, observers from various quarters were surprised at the results, given the phenomenally low prices which promised to be a milestone not just for the city-state’s seawater desalination and water management blueprint, but globally for the commercial viability of such technologies on a large municipal scale. What naturally followed was intense speculation and interest about just when the bid would be awarded (if it was to go to the lowest... Read more

Padlock GWI Briefing: Asia

Poten Enviro gets green light for Shanghai IPO

Poten Environment – the Chinese project developer and engineer formed through a management buyout of...

Kurita boosts US sales with Fremont Industries buy

Japanese chemicals and ultrapure water specialist Kurita this week completed its acquisition of Fremont...

Cardinal pulls the plug on Chinese investment deal

Cardinal Resources, a manufacturer of containerised, solar-powered, rural water treatment systems, has...

Hitachi Zosen to buy Aussie RO specialist Osmoflo

Japanese thermal desalination giant Hitachi Zosen (Hitz) has agreed to buy 70% of Australian reverse...

China Industrial Water Markets:  Opportunities and partnerships in the new focus on industrial wastewater treatment

The introduction of more stringent environmental regulations will drive increased investment in advanced water treatment technologies within the Chinese industrial sector. Find out how this development is creating opportunities for international companies to break into the Chinese industrial water market. 

Asia water in brief

Singapore-listed water project developer Moya Holdings Asia has agreed to set up a joint venture, tentatively named PT Water...

Yunnan Water’s $350m deal presages regional expan...

Yunnan Water has agreed to put up $350 million to secure Hyflux and Mitsui’s joint water assets in China. With prospects for...

Origin Water outlines overseas ambitions

Beijing Origin Water is looking at the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia for new projects, assets and technologies.

Tigris Water steps up ‘twining’ strategy with sec...

The Macquarie-backed investment platform has committed $25 million to help a second company in its network become a regional project...

Suez takes controlling stake in Sino French to dr...

The restructuring of China’s most successful foreign water enterprise is looking to capitalise on the growing trend in China...

Off script in Vietnam

The discourse on PPPs in Vietnam is warped, suggests Sebastian Lennox. PPPs are available for those willing to take the risks.

Suez tracks down new growth in Australia

The French company was the most successful foreign player Down Under in the boom years. In leaner times, the opportunities are in...

Alliances find favour in France

Australia’s alliance procurement model is an idea worth spreading.

Cheap questions, cheap answers

All questions surrounding Asia’s water woes come back to the same answer, muses Willy Yeo, but that answer is not a solution.

Asia water in brief

Xylem has bought Singapore-based water analytics firm Visenti Solutions for US$8 million, plus an earn-out of up to US$4 million.

China Minsheng to return UESH to the stock exchan...

United Engineers has completed the sale of its environmental engineering business, UESH, to a joint venture of China Minsheng and...

Beijing government doles out $3.5bn Tongzhou wate...

BEWG has secured the bulk of Beijing’s latest slew of PPP projects, while Beijing Drainage Group and Beijing Capital were...

Water industry veteran beats politician to K-wate...

A K-water insider has won the post of CEO of the public corporation, despite a challenge from a well-connected politician. But while...

AMP Capital buys into Aussie desal

Australia’s AMP Capital has acquired a 5.2% stake in the country’s flagship water PPP. It sees more private finance...