Latest news and project tracker updates from Asia

Vietnam utility privatisation begins to hit its stride

Asia pacific

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.

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Project Tracker: Asia

Latest news and project tracker updates from Asia

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Tuas WRP Singapore 25 May 18 The tender for... WWTP
Ganja and Sh... Azerbaijan 25 May 18 The bid submis... WWTP
Barwani and ... India 25 May 18 The bid submis... WWTP
Hoshangabad ... India 25 May 18 The deadline f... WWTP
Narsinghpur ... India 25 May 18 The deadline f... WWTP

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...

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 money via infrastructure funds. Another low-risk strategy on the cards is to provide on-lending mechanisms for...

ReNu Energy secures capital commitment to expand wastewater portfolio

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

India’s outsourced operations market reaches maturity

The evolution of 24/7 water supply projects in India has resulted in a steady pipeline of long-term performance-linked O&M opportunities. Who is best placed in this market?

Willy yeo

Hunting for a Chinese winner

Like so many venture capital funds and private equity firms out there that are looking for the next unicorn, I have often wondered where the next big thing is in water treatment in China. Last month, I wrote about CITIC Envirotech, potentially as a major player not just in China – as it already is – but also on the world stage, what with its strategic moves in corporate and product strategy. This month, I will take a look at its backers and shareholders, as well as its financial performance of late. Arguably, one of its strengths (and... Read more

Padlock GWI Briefing: Asia

S$133.5m Moya rights issue to fund new concessions

Singapore-listed project developer Moya Holdings Asia, which is controlled by Indonesian billionaire...

Metro Pacific accelerates industrial water expansion

Filipino project developer Metro Pacific Water is ramping up its expansion in the Vietnamese market by...

Tuaspring sale delay to cost Hyflux S$8m per year

Hyflux confirmed this week that delays to the sale process for up to 70% of its loss-making Tuaspring IWPP...

Sound Global releases 2015 annual report – at last

Following a two-year delay, Hong Kong-listed Chinese private project developer Sound Global finally...

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

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

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...

A recipe for Chinese success

Attracting the right partner is crucial to navigating China’s political minefield, but not everyone has what it takes,...

Mumbai kicks off 5 tenders in $1.5bn wastewater plan

28 groups attended a pre-bid conference for the largest urban wastewater treatment plant build-out in India’s history....

NZ government considers plan to upgrade water tre...

A key proposal of the December inquiry into the Havelock North campylobacteriosis outbreak was to remove the “secure”...

Metito’s China exit leaves just four foreignowned...

In a strategic U-turn, the Dubai-based developer has sold off its portfolio of projects and followed the foreign exodus, citing...

Asia in brief

The Supreme Court of India is due to release its verdict on 16 February on the decades-long Cauvery river water-sharing dispute...