Latest news and project tracker updates from Asia

De Nora scores breakthrough municipal win in Hong Kong for new tech combo

Asia pacific

Having won a recent major contract in Hong Kong with a new scaled-down application of its existing technologies, Italian electrochemical specialist De Nora sees itself well positioned for...

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Project Tracker: Asia

Latest news and project tracker updates from Asia

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Ambur STP India 18 Sep 18 The bid submis... WWTP
Coimbatore W... India 18 Sep 18 The bid submis... WTP
Tiruppur STPs India 18 Sep 18 The bid submis... WWTP
Chennai STP ... India 18 Sep 18 The tender for... WWTP
Panki Therma... India 18 Sep 18 The bid submis... Reuse

Breakthrough Myanmar PPP scuppered again at final step

Thai Tap Water’s bid to revive a four-year old municipal water supply BOT in Myanmar looks to have hit the rocks once again. What makes business in Myanmar so hard?

Regulatory pressures force open China’s oil & gas sector

Water players are looking for ways to buy market access to the booming upstream oil and gas sector in China. Oil players, meanwhile, are on the hunt for water technologies.

Singapore’s PUB lays out timeline for Tuas mega-project

Hundreds of representatives from civil contractors and technology suppliers packed the room at SIWW 2018 to hear the announcement of the timeline for the S$5 billion Tuas Nexus project. Asset operating periods of up to four years could further...

Largest desal plant to date in Pacific Islands to be tendered as climate change bites

A solar-powered desalination plant and operational improvement project in Kiribati’s capital South Tarawa could be transformational for the vulnerable and impoverished nation. What lessons can other islands learn as they try to fight the...

Willy yeo

Fresh thought for fresh water

Most of my columns are about the political and commercial aspects of water in Asia, but something quite different caught my attention recently: technology. Usually, there are at best incremental advances given the thin margins the industry affords, which hardly encourages commercial R&D spend. But three months ago, in the journal Science, Professor Zhang Lin from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, published a fascinating article suggesting we may finally be on the cusp of a breakthrough, heralding improvements in RO membrane... Read more

Padlock GWI Briefing: Asia

Brookfield puts Australian micro-utility up for sale

Brookfield Infrastructure is understood to have put Australian micro-utility Flow Systems up for sale, five...

Karachi looks to the private sector for future water

Pakistan’s largest city is looking to engage with the private sector as it seeks to reverse decades...

Smart water purification firm Viomi files for US IPO

Viomi Technology, a Chinese supplier of point-of-use water purification systems incorporating real-time...

Marubeni exits Osmoflo after seven years

Hitachi Zosen has taken full control of Australian desalination specialist Osmoflo after fellow Japanese...

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 Pacific in brief

Private equity firm KKR has agreed to spend $530 million to buy 60% of Indian solid waste and industrial water treatment firm Ramky...

Step up from the Marshall Islands

Lessons from the last sizeable desal project in the Pacific Islands show how securing the financial position of the client is key to...

Mitsubishi Chemical gears up for expansion after ...

A pivot towards industrial clients has seen Mitsubishi Chemical’s membrane bioreactor business boom, despite sales in China...

Asia Pacific in brief

Thai water concessionaire TTW has announced that it will sign its first overseas contract this month, a 30-year 40,000m3/d...

Cents and serendipity

In the second part of his Hyflux series, GWI’s Willy Yeo looks in depth at Tuaspring and what happens next for the company and...

Marubeni seeks to bolster its water operating cre...

The Japanese trading house is looking to convert its three existing concession businesses into regional hubs, and boost the transfer...

Hyflux reaches breaking point as it files for cou...

As its creditors close in, orders fall away, and existing plants are placed under new scrutiny, erstwhile water industry darling...

Freestyle Technology reviews its fundraising opti...

As Australia’s Freestyle Technology finds traction deploying its IoT-enabled smart water metering platforms in South Korea, it...

Asia Pacific in brief

Vietnam has replaced its 2015 decree on PPPs with a new edict, increasing the minimum private investment to 20% of the equity in a...

Debt and destiny

GWI’s Willy Yeo explores the story of Hyflux’s rise and fall, and assesses its future prospects.

Vietnam utility privatisation begins to hit its s...

The privatisation of Vietnam’s water sector has accelerated rapidly in the past two years. With local players filling the...

New body to run A$2bn Aussie water fund

Australia’s new Regional Investment Corporation will manage A$2 billion of federal funds earmarked for water infrastructure to...

AIIB sets out its stall for blended finance

The risk-averse AIIB has not yet invested money directly into water or wastewater treatment projects, instead opting to channel...

ReNu Energy secures capital commitment to expand ...

The Australian project developer wants to grow big quickly. CEO Craig Ricato tell GWI how his new financial backer will make it a...