Latest news and project tracker updates from Asia

Indonesian magnate Salim builds regional water player

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Singapore-listed minnow Moya has swallowed Acuatico, a rival developer with nearly ten times its revenue. The deal was made possible by the backing of tycoon Anthoni Salim, whose interests extend...

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Latest news and project tracker updates from Asia

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Puzhal WTP India 20 Jul 17 A national com... WTP
Chennai Nemm... India 20 Jul 17 The submission... Desal
Wellawatte WWTP Sri Lanka 20 Jul 17 An invitation ... WWTP
Dongfang Che... China 20 Jul 17 The project ha... WWTP
Allahabad STPs India 19 Jul 17 A consultancy ... WWTP

Hitachi looks to double overseas water sales through desal innovation and M&A

IT specialist Hitachi, Ltd. has a vast water business at home in Japan. Translating that expertise into overseas revenue has been slow going. GWI talked to water business guru Kunizo Sakai about the company’s latest plans for global...

A brand new start for smart water

Despite plenty of studies, spending on digital water solutions in Japan has been lacklustre. A younger, more digital-savvy private workforce could reignite the flame...

MSCI decision cracks open the door to a more investible Chinese water stocks universe

The MSCI has given the green light to the inclusion of a small proportion of Chinese ‘A’ shares in its widely tracked Emerging Markets
index. GWI looks at what this could mean for foreign investment in the growing universe of Chinese...

Watercare privatisation on the cards as Auckland struggles to fund transport plan

New Zealand’s main infrastructure industry body is recommending that Auckland city council sell off its water utility to balance its books ahead of a significant investment in public transport. Watercare CEO Raveen Jaduram discusses the...

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Getting it right on Jurong

Project developers have been busy in Singapore once again, as another large desalination project looms on the horizon, even as memories of the last big plant to be awarded remain fresh in players’ minds. Jurong Island – a man-made offshore cluster of heavy industrial facilities, mostly oil and gas refineries – will play host to the latest initiative by the island-state’s national water agency, PUB, although this time the club is highly exclusive, as only companies that have already installed facilities on the island are welcome. This means... Read more

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China props up sobering water PPP investment figures

Private investment in emerging-market water and sewerage projects fell precipitously last year, with 27...

Sound Global prepares for stock exchange delisting

A group of investors led by Wen Yibo, the billionaire founder of beleaguered Chinese wastewater project...

Sanli impresses in Singapore stock exchange debut

Singaporean engineer Sanli Environmental has raised net proceeds of S$9.72 million (US$7 million) from an...

Wabag plans $62 million capital raise

The board of directors at Chennai-based water pure play VA Tech Wabag has approved a proposal to raise up...

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

Singapore-listed engineer Darco Water Technologies, which is particularly strong in the Malaysian microelectronics industry, has...

Japan to renew water PPP push with legal overhaul

Upcoming changes to Japan’s Waterworks Act are widely expected to reinvigorate the country’s flagging programme of...

Asia water in brief

Chinese project developer Penyao Environmental Protection, which used to trade on the Singapore stock Exchange as Asia Environment...

Winning the battle, not the war

How committed is China to tackling its water pollution problem? GWI’s Willy Yeo thinks he has the answer.

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

The Japanese chemicals giant is preparing a new management plan to grow its revenue to $2.7 billion per year. Buying chemicals sales...

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...

Asian Development Bank signs off on $250 million ...

The growing trend in China for ever larger PPP contracts covering multiple environmental services is attracting the largest...

Multilaterals provide assistance at the birth of ...

Indonesian PPP financier SMI is absorbing hundreds of millions of dollars from international financing institutions and commercial...

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...

Bright lights after a good fight

What is it like to be a winner in the Chinese water market? GWI’s Willy Yeo looks at the bright side of the coin this month.

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...