Latest news and project tracker updates from Europe

Suez sets itself up to lead the industrial water revolution

Europe

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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PROJECT COUNTRY UPDATED STATUS TYPE
Bétera WWTP,... Spain 23 Mar 17 Bids are due i... Reuse
Sanlucar de ... Spain 23 Mar 17 On 20 March 20... Reuse
Extremadura ... Spain 23 Mar 17 The opening of... WWTP
Numancia de ... Spain 16 Mar 17 The contract h... WWTP
La Almozara ... Spain 16 Mar 17 The contract h... WWTP

Holistic thinking set to drive a new wave of water lending for the EBRD

An increasingly sophisticated client base is demanding more intelligent solutions to help build and maintain water infrastructure. How is the bank responding?

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, including wastewater treatment plants.

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 million. New models for tariff rises and PPPs lie ahead.

Macquarie exits Thames as Affinity Water investors mull possible sale

The Australian investor which led the buyout of Thames Water from RWE in 2006 has negotiated the sale of its remaining 26% stake at a comparatively low premium to the company’s regulated asset value. How will it impact on the sale of...

David lloyd owen

The things we leave behind

The European Union has commissioned a scenario analysis – ‘EU-level instruments on water reuse’ – as part of a process of policy development and consultation that has been going on in earnest for over a decade and really picking up steam during the past five years. The genteel pace reflects the fact that the EU is a very mixed region when it comes to water resources and the need for water reuse. While Cyprus reuses 90% of treated effluent and Malta 60%, among the larger member states, only Greece, Italy and Spain have reuse rates in excess... Read more

Padlock GWI Briefing: Europe

£20m fine threatens Thames Water’s dividend payout

The £20.3 million penalty that Aylesbury Crown Court imposed on Thames Water this week for...

Portuguese municipal operators face €235m NRW bill

Portuguese municipal operators lose €235 million annually by failing to obtain revenue for 242 million...

UK water support services buyouts gain momentum

Two infrastructure support businesses which were once owned by regulated UK water utilities have been sold...

EIB to co-finance Tbilisi’s water infrastructure

The European Investment Bank is considering co-financing the modernisation of water and wastewater...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Getting the ‘ew’ out of the EU

The Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive is shifting up a gear. David Lloyd Owen takes a look at the implications.

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....

Thames Water locks in long-dated funding as equit...

After rolling over a high-coupon bond in December, the company took advantage of a dearth of primary bond supply to top up its...

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...