Latest news and project tracker updates from Europe

Suez sets itself up to lead the industrial water revolution

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The French company has struggled to achieve meaningful growth in the industrial water field. Buying GE Water will transform the business, but risks creating channel conflicts.

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Project Tracker: Europe

Latest news and project tracker updates from Europe

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Balearics WW... Spain 27 Apr 17 The contract w... WWTP
Sagunto WWTP... Spain 27 Apr 17 The basic desi... Reuse
Alcalà de Xi... Spain 27 Apr 17 The contract h... WWTP
Burgos WWTP O&M Spain 20 Apr 17 According to A... WWTP
Teulada WWTP Spain 13 Apr 17 The contract h... WWTP

Report highlights Andalucía’s sewage woes

Tight municipal budgets and rising non-compliance levels at wastewater treatment plants in southern Spain have created a vicious circle of under-investment. With central government spending set to fall, is there a greater role for the private...

Spain targets corruption in the water sector

Parliamentarians have called for an independent audit of the procurement bodies embroiled in the corruption scandal that has rocked the Spanish water sector. Allegations of a hidden public sector deficit could have wider implications for...

10% of English non-household customers expected to switch supplier by next April

The initial flurry of customers who changed their retail water supplier under new UK competition rules is expected to be sustained over the next year. With 20 retailers now holding licences, how soon before the shake-out begins?

UK water market’s affinity with ROFO clauses withers

Right-of-first-refusal clauses could be limiting interest in UK regulated water assets. The sale of Affinity Water is likely to be different.

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A catchment considered

Twenty years ago, Robert Costanza’s paper in Nature, The value of the world’s ecosystem services and natural capital, provoked people into considering how much natural habitats are worth in terms of what they do for us, rather than being seen as sanctuaries for the sentimental or resources for the rapacious. The headlines were captivating, highlighting – amongst others – the role that natural habitats play in storing, distributing and treating water, and how much it would cost to replicate these. This established one paramount principle,... Read more

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CYII corruption probe threatens Spanish government

Investigations into alleged fraud, bribery, organised crime and other offences involving Madrid’s...

EBRD to boost Belarus’ water framework to €100m

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is looking to build on the success of its €40...

HaloSource slumps further on dilutive share issue

Shares in troubled water treatment company HaloSource slumped further after the company announced a...

De Nora scales up new chemical recovery technology

Italian electrochemical specialist Industrie De Nora has commissioned the first industrial-scale project...

Global Water Market 2017: Published 31st March 2016

The latest edition of the Global Water Market is the most expansive yet.

Covering every angle of the global water sector, this report is the ultimate business development tool and is a must have resource for any water company looking to grow their business or bankers and consultants advising on deals in the water sector.

Europe water in brief

Two infrastructure support businesses once owned by regulated UK water utilities have been sold this month.

Holistic thinking set to drive a new wave of wate...

An increasingly sophisticated client base is demanding more intelligent solutions to help build and maintain water infrastructure....

Credit uplift potential for water PPPs

A new risk mitigation mechanism pioneered by the EBRD at a Turkish hospital could be applied to other availability-based PPPs,...

EBRD steps up Kazakh water reform

A brisk year for sub-sovereign deals means the EBRD’s total lending to Kazakhstan’s water sector has topped €80...

Macquarie exits Thames as Affinity Water investor...

The Australian investor which led the buyout of Thames Water from RWE in 2006 has negotiated the sale of its remaining 26% stake at...

Market digests UK switch protocol

Thousands of companies in England will switch their retail water supplier ahead of the 1st April deadline. Not all will go down to a...

UK water sector faces debt squeeze on three front...

A constellation of challenges could threaten regulated UK water companies’ access to the debt markets on which they have come...

Anglian mulls suite of debt options

The company is eyeing a variety of funding mechanisms on the back of a successful Class B bond earlier this month. Inflation-linked...

Spanish public procurement reforms draw flak for ...

Proposed amendments to the way public infrastructure is procured in Spain could make it a riskier proposition for lenders, and are...

The things we leave behind

David Lloyd Owen on the EU’s cautious new look at the possibilities of wastewater reuse.

Europe water in brief

Kemira intends to merge its Municipal & Industrial and Oil & Mining segments into a combined Industry & Water division,...

Secondary trading picks up in UK water company eq...

The action is hotting up in the regulated UK water sector. Who will be next on the block?

Kelda puts its outsourcing arm on the block

The decision to offload Kelda’s non-regulated business – which has stakes in a number of wastewater PFIs and anaerobic...

New blow for UK water competition as selfsupply l...

Multi-site corporate water users are waking up to the advantages of self-supply licences. It is a further setback for the...