Latest news and project tracker updates from Europe

Thames Water locks in long-dated funding as equity stake saga takes a new turn

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After rolling over a high-coupon bond in December, the company took advantage of a dearth of primary bond supply to top up its coffers ahead of its fiscal year end. Its largest equity-holder is...

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Latest news and project tracker updates from Europe

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Secondary trading picks up in UK water company equity

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 digestion PPPs – has re-ignited speculation over the future of other UK water companies’ ancillary...

New blow for UK water competition as selfsupply licences gain traction

Multi-site corporate water users are waking up to the advantages of self-supply licences. It is a further setback for the competitive retail services market, both in England and in Scotland.

Agbar feels the heat in its own back yard

A robust defence of its dominant position in Catalunya will be vital if the Suez subsidiary is to stem the tide of public authorities looking to take water services back in-house. Where is it most vulnerable?

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Getting the ‘ew’ out of the EU

The European Implementation Review package reviewing national strengths and weaknesses for the implementation of EU environmental directives was adopted this month. It makes for pretty anodyne reading – but there are some real points of interest. All 28 member states are taken to task over the quality of their water policy with regards to the Water Framework Directive, and 23 need to step up their measures to alleviate agricultural pollution. Eight have inadequate water pricing policies. These include Spain and Italy, plus Ireland, where... Read more

Padlock GWI Briefing: Europe

International orders shield Aqualia from Spanish flu

International contracts worth €318 million for two WWTPs in Colombia and a seawater desalination plant...

Yorkshire Water eyes sale of non-regulated business

Yorkshire Water’s owner Kelda has initiated the sale of its non-regulated business, which provides...

Software revolutionises Thames Water’s bad debt load

The adoption of a comprehensive suite of debt management software has enabled Thames Water to cut its bad...

Macquarie shops Thames equity for the third time

Macquarie is expected to seek binding offers before the end of this month for the remaining 26.3% stake...

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

Shares in Dee Valley Water were delisted from the London Stock Exchange on 16 February in conjunction with the company’s...

European water stocks fail to deliver in 2016 as ...

Veolia and Suez were the biggest disappointments in terms of share price performance last year, as top-line growth proved elusive....

Tackling Belgrade’s sewage treatment problem head on

The Serbian capital dumps all its sewage untreated into local rivers. Ten years after failing to get a PPP off the ground, the city...

Some dry humour for 2017

Why is it that having a mobile phone matters more than having clean water? David Lloyd Owen examines a fine mess of a situation.

Europe water in brief

Greek and Israeli micro-irrigation companies Rivulis Irrigation and Eurodrip have agreed to merge in a deal which will see Israeli...

UK water companies face up to post-Brexit pension...

A dramatic increase in pension fund deficits in the wake of this summer’s Brexit vote could put pressure on returns in the...

UK water retailers jockey for position as giant p...

The prospect of a single, nationwide contract covering all public sector water users in England has got non-household water...

United Utilities issues first CPI-linked water bonds

An impending change to the underlying index used to calculate the sector’s regulated asset value has raised the stakes for...

Getting a raw deal for customers

Further water competition in the UK risks raising a hornets’ nest of issues over pricing raw water supplies, says David Lloyd...

Europe water in brief

Severn Trent raised £400 million via its first sterling benchmark bond in nearly four years at the end of November.

Tedagua considers capital rotation as portfolio m...

The Spanish company is looking to recycle the equity it holds in existing water projects as part of a broader policy to double...

Private water operators balance expectations as C...

Water contracts serving more than two million people are up for renewal in the Czech Republic between now and 2020. How will...

Romanian city to tackle NRW under performance con...

Progressive utility SC Raja is looking to stem system losses using a private contractor.

Veolia wins big in Armenia

Under a new contract, the company will extend its reach far beyond the capital.