Latest news and project tracker updates from Asia

Reuse and overseas M&A to drive Kurita’s $2.7bn goal

Asia pacific may17

The Japanese chemicals giant is preparing a new management plan to grow its revenue to $2.7 billion per year. Buying chemicals sales networks in the US is a priority, but with its profit margin...

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Project Tracker: Asia

Latest news and project tracker updates from Asia

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Dongfang Che... China 25 May 17 The project ha... WWTP
Dalian Zhuan... China 25 May 17 Pre-qualified ... Utility
Huizhou Ma’a... China 25 May 17 The seven pre-... WWTP
Tseung Kwan O Hong Kong 25 May 17 79 companies a... Desal
Darkhan WWTP Mongolia 24 May 17 An undisclosed... WWTP

Safbon to buy Doosan Hydro

Safbon’s fourth cross-border buy in two years will function as a bridge to the US, and bring a crucial bank of engineers.

Sumitomo taps partners to add value in Brazil

Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corporation has spent $250 million to take a minority stake in a private equity-led water concessionaire in Brazil. How will it add value?

Asian Development Bank signs off on $250 million loan for CITIC’s water subsidiary

The growing trend in China for ever larger PPP contracts covering multiple environmental services is attracting the largest state-owned names into water. With its latest loan to CITIC, the ADB is recognising that these integrated solutions...

Multilaterals provide assistance at the birth of the Indonesian Development Bank

Indonesian PPP financier SMI is absorbing hundreds of millions of dollars from international financing institutions and commercial lenders as it transitions into a national development bank. As facilitator, lender and advisor, its competencies are...

Willy yeo

Bright lights after a good fight

I have for some time now written about how local water companies are squeezing out foreign ones in China, especially within the municipal space. Given this seismic shift that has long passed the point of no return, it is worthwhile to look at just how some of these Chinese players are faring. In this two-part series, I will examine a few key players that are not just active in China and effectively headquartered there, but are also international and savvy enough in their outlook to tap into financing opportunities overseas. Late last month,... Read more

Padlock GWI Briefing: Asia

ADB lines up record $4.2bn water spending plan

At the 50th annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) this week, the bank revealed plans to...

IPOs diversify water stock universe in Thailand

Following the successful IPO of industrial water and energy concessionaire WHA UP on the Thai stock...

Will a Chinese buyer take HaloSource private?

Shares in troubled water technology company HaloSource opened down a further 9% this morning after the...

China’s CGGC to snap up Brazilian water concession

Chinese state-owned engineering giant CGGC (China Gezhouba Group) has agreed to make its first investment...

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. 

AIIB joins hunt for bankable water projects

The water sector and private sector participation are two key priorities for the fledgling AIIB. A policy of trying to limit its...

Chinese state-owned groups lead Trility buyout co...

Three Chinese state-owned enterprises have joined a clutch of Australian private equity firms in the race to buy water treatment...

CGGC inaugurates global water portfolio with Braz...

CGGC is looking for more brownfield and greenfield concession opportunities as it seeks to leverage its experience and financial...

Aqualyng weighs up options as Earth Water merger ...

The merger between Indian EPC contractor Earth Water Group and Norway’s Aqualyng looks to be off the cards. With an eye to an...

Tertiary treatment tech upgrades boom as new stan...

The Indian government is in the final stage of consultation on new standards for the quality of treated sewage, which it is widely...

China water in brief

Two provincial Chinese water companies tried the same strategy this month, taking on Beijing Enterprises Water Group as a...

Chongqing to offload 20% stake in Derun Environment

Suez and New World Services’ long-term partner is looking to divest a $600 million stake in its water and waste platform,...

Tricks of the trade

Willy Yeo finds a ray of hope for Asian water companies in the third and final instalment of his analysis of Trump’s effect on...

Asia Pacific water in brief

A draft of a Ganga Act, which would legislate on crimes against the river, was handed to the Indian Minister of Water Resources,...

Rejected, redefined, and ready for retender

The return of the Bandar Lampung and Pekanbaru water PPPs, which previously faltered at the tender stage, underscores the Indonesian...

Ulaanbaatar city revives wastewater BOT tender

A Chinese-Mongolian consortium is set to be recommended as the winning developer of Ulaanbaatar’s new wastewater treatment...

Hyflux to offload 70% of Tuaspring

The Tuaspring IWPP has joined the Tianjin Dagang desalination plant on the block. What does Hyflux have left?

CSD Water Service share price soars after Shangha...

Retail investors have flocked to CSD Water Service’s IPO on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, as the venture capital-backed company...

China water in brief

State-owned project developer Beijing Capital has launched the first securitisation programme backed by PPP project assets in China....