Latest news and project tracker updates from Asia

Marubeni seeks to bolster its water operating credentials

Asia pacific   june 2018

The Japanese trading house is looking to convert its three existing concession businesses into regional hubs, and boost the transfer of technical know-how across the globe.

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Project Tracker: Asia

Latest news and project tracker updates from Asia

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Multiple RO ... India 11 Jul 18 The tender for... Desal
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Bihar STPs India 11 Jul 18 The bid submis... WWTP

Hyflux reaches breaking point as it files for court protection from its creditors

As its creditors close in, orders fall away, and existing plants are placed under new scrutiny, erstwhile water industry darling Hyflux has turned to the High Court of Singapore to buy it some more time. It is not just Olivia Lum’s legacy...

Freestyle Technology reviews its fundraising options after Korean successes

As Australia’s Freestyle Technology finds traction deploying its IoT-enabled smart water metering platforms in South Korea, it is gearing up to expand elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region, writes Carole Ann Goldsmith.

Vietnam utility privatisation begins to hit its stride

The privatisation of Vietnam’s water sector has accelerated rapidly in the past two years. With local players filling the market, GWI’s Malin Hedlund asks where the foreigners are.

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 support agricultural and regional development. A need to match funds at a local level means the private sector...

Willy yeo

Debt and destiny

Its market capitalisation was over US$1.5 billion, its revenues and net profits at record highs, and it was the talk of the town as one of the most respected companies in the water market in Asia. When it was about to submit a bid, the market knew instinctively that another jaw-dropping winning price would emerge, smashing previous price lows to smithereens. And that was a mere eight years ago. Now Hyflux, once one of the success stories in the global water industry, is facing a crucial challenge after announcing its decision to reorganise... Read more

Padlock GWI Briefing: Asia

Acid separation membrane company gears up for IPO

Australian industrial wastewater treatment start-up OneAtom is looking to raise up to A$3 million (US$2.2...

SIIC Chinese water concession faces cancellation

Last Thursday, a public inquiry was organised by the Tianmen Municipal Commission of Housing and...

MUFJ buys into South Staffs for Japan market edge

Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance (MUL), an infrastructure investor which is part of the Mitsubishi...

Calix IPO to fund global commercialisation drive

Sydney-based technology company Calix began taking orders this week for an A$8 million initial public...

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

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

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...

Asia Pacific in brief

Chinese project developer Beijing Enterprises Water Group has completed its acquisition of Australian operator Trility.

Hunting for a Chinese winner

In the second part of his profile of CITIC Envirotech, GWI’s Willy Yeo takes a look at the company’s backers, and its...

India’s outsourced operations market reaches matu...

The evolution of 24/7 water supply projects in India has resulted in a steady pipeline of long-term performance-linked O&M...

Chinese industrial park users weigh up their opti...

Over half of China’s industrial parks rely on municipal WWTPs to treat their wastewater flows. Industries will increasingly be...

Making it CITIC

Willy Yeo reveals his new favourite Chinese water company.

Asia in brief

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) released its ‘Strategy on Mobilizing Private Capital for Infrastructure’...

Hyflux asset sale delays may endanger future debt...

Hyflux has accepted an S$8 million-a-year step-up in interest payments as its asset sales continue to flounder. Financial losses of...

The twisted tale of Tuaspring

Hyflux’s fortunes are tied to that of its largest asset: Asia’s first IWPP. What was meant to be the firm’s...

New Thai investment sees Manila Water take its in...

The Filipino company is taking its search for opportunities on the industrial side abroad, by buying stakes in companies in Thailand...

Hunter Water kicks off desal design tender

A staged approach to a conceptual seawater desalination project could provide valuable lessons for other vulnerable communities.

Asia Pacific in brief

Singapore’s Sembcorp Industries has announced the sale of its municipal water assets in South Africa for ZAR790 million ($67...