Latest news and project tracker updates from Asia

Hyderabad’s water dreams held back by pumping costs

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The water utility in India’s fifth-largest city is battling to grow both its water and sewerage coverage, even as power costs eat away at its revenues. NRW reduction will be key.

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Latest news and project tracker updates from Asia

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Chennai Nemm... India 25 Sep 17 Proposals rela... Desal
Karian-Serpo... Indonesia 21 Sep 17 Korea Water Re... WTP
Tainan desal... Taiwan 20 Sep 17 The tender pro... Desal
Linhai reuse... Taiwan 20 Sep 17 The tender pro... Reuse
Rotorua Lake... New Zealand 20 Sep 17 A request for ... WWTP

Chinese water returns to fashion in New York with Newater IPO

The arrival of a new industrial wastewater treatment technology specialist from China has been greeted enthusiastically by Nasdaq investors. Have New Yorkers’ views of the corporate governance risks in Chinese companies changed?

China’s new model for PPPs prompts BEWG to look for third-party financing

Water treatment companies in China are transiting to “asset-light” strategies by using third-party financing to meet the heavy capital needs of ever larger PPP projects. The trend is pushing water companies to build their profit into...

Hyflux mulls group split as financial losses grow

Hyflux is evaluating options for the future ownership of the group. Could a spin-off of its consumer business be followed by a new financial partner for the infrastructure arm?

Indonesian magnate Salim builds regional water player

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 to Filipino concessionaire Maynilad. What will come...

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Dramatic drubbings

The last month has been tumultuous for two water players in Singapore. One company that used to win municipal bids in challenging markets with shockingly low water tariffs underwent another major round of restructuring, while major boardroom drama broke out at a second company. Since it first announced its investment into the wellness industry in November 2015, Hyflux has been making deeper inroads into its key product, Elo Water. The move has been fuelled by increasingly competitive price wars in the B2B space, forcing the company to look... Read more

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De.mem buys Aussie industrial water firm Akwa-Worx

Decentralised water solutions specialist De.mem, which listed on the Australian Stock Exchange earlier this...

Marubeni puts 15% Anhui Guozhen stake up for sale

The share price of Chinese project developer Anhui Guozhen Environmental Protection (AGEP) has fallen 4%...

Shenzhen investors greet new project developer

Chinese wastewater project developer Anhui Zhonghuan Environmental Protection Technology has become the...

Balibago buy-in helps Aboitiz take on water giants

Another powerful Filipino family is staking a claim in the water industry. The Aboitiz family last week...

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 water in brief

Canadian engineer WSP Global has agreed to acquire New Zealand-based consultancy Opus International for NZ$263.2 million (US$191...

Hitachi looks to double overseas water sales thro...

IT specialist Hitachi, Ltd. has a vast water business at home in Japan. Translating that expertise into overseas revenue has been...

Asia pacific in brief

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

Getting it right on Jurong

Willy Yeo finds that no firm is an island as he digests the bid results for Singapore’s latest desalination project.

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...

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...

MSCI decision cracks open the door to a more inve...

The MSCI has given the green light to the inclusion of a small proportion of Chinese ‘A’ shares in its widely tracked...

Watercare privatisation on the cards as Auckland ...

New Zealand’s main infrastructure industry body is recommending that Auckland city council sell off its water utility to...

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...