Latest news and project tracker updates from Europe

Saur prepares for a new era of growth with EQT


The French company has spent the last decade recovering from a disastrous private equity backed takeover. CEO Louis-Roch Burgard is confident that this time it will be different.

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Project Tracker: Europe

Latest news and project tracker updates from Europe

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La Llagosta ... Spain 18 Sep 18 Bids are due i... WWTP
Mutxamel SWR... Spain 18 Sep 18 The bids were ... Desal
Flix Reservo... Spain 11 Sep 18 On 6th Septemb... WWTP
Buenos Aires... Spain 11 Sep 18 On 6th Septemb... Reuse
Benicarló WW... Spain 11 Sep 18 On 3rd Septemb... WWTP

EQT’s water portfolio goes global

The purchase of Saur will give the Swedish investor a fresh platform for growth.

Spanish water O&M market faces shake-out

Competition for O&M contracts in Spain ramped up dramatically as EPC work dried up following the economic crisis. New legislation is putting renewed pressure on margins.

BIO-UV bets big on ballast water after IPO

The French company wants to generate €150 million of sales from the ballast water market over the next six years. What are its chances?

Italmatch to sustain momentum under Bain

The specialty chemicals group wants to double revenues under its new private equity owner. CEO Sergio Iorio shares his vision with GWI.

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A dry look at the UK’s scarcity

Thanks to some rain and reduced customer demand, United Utilities has withdrawn its threatened hosepipe ban. In the current climate, even pondering a hosepipe ban has been enough to make certain politicians howl. Oddly enough, a four-week hosepipe ban at state-owned Northern Ireland Water attracted barely a murmur. In 1995, Yorkshire Water was heavily fined and its entire board resigned after threatening to use standpipes during a severe drought. No supplies were cut off, but that possibility was seen as unacceptable. When the then... Read more

Padlock GWI Briefing: Europe

Mixed results for London-listed water tech companies

The interim results season was in full flow for smaller London-listed water technology companies this week,...

UK water shares marked down on AMP7 business plans

Shares in the remaining listed UK water groups – United Utilities, Severn Trent, and Pennon –...

Water tech investors rally against plastic bottles

A pair of significant investments announced this week demonstrate the extent to which investors are...

Losses mount at Yorkshire Water’s non-household unit

A deepening of losses at Yorkshire Water’s non-household retail divisions seems likely to dampen...

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 in brief

Stantec has been busy in the UK this month.

South Staffs to grow non-regulated business

The UK water group’s new majority owner is committed to growing its services arm. International expansion is a more distant...

Understanding Arjun Infrastructure

The firm now manages stakes in two UK water companies. Where can it go from here?

Profit declines mar UK water groups’ results

All but one of the unlisted UK water and sewerage groups reported lower operating profits in 2017/18. What went wrong?

Profit declines mar UK water groups’ results

All but one of the unlisted UK water and sewerage groups reported lower operating profits in 2017/18. What went wrong?

Europe in brief

United Utilities intends to impose a hosepipe ban with effect from 5th August, after a prolonged dry spell in the north west of...

Blockchain asks the question

Utilities who can’t – or won’t – share data are part of the problem holding back the digital revolution in...

Aqualia gears up for growth as FCC returns to str...

The Spanish construction group’s water arm has been its saviour. Newly recapitalised, Aqualia is eyeing growth on a number of...

ODI penalties hit home for UK water groups

Higher financing costs and performance penalties have taken the edge off the UK results season so far. Who came off worst?

Moody’s warns over regulatory divergence

Ofwat’s suggestion that UK water companies share financial outperformance with customers could weaken the sector’s...

UK water sector severs its ties with the Cayman I...

The removal of Cayman Islands financing vehicles from UK water company structures looks like a colossal waste of billpayers’...

Charting the future of desalination under Spain’s...

A new minority Spanish government with a solid track record in desalination has just been sworn in. How will this translate into...

ATLL concession finally terminated

The formal termination of the ATLL bulk water concession this month heralds the end of Acciona’s involvement. The company may...

European Commission to overhaul reuse regulations

The EC believes it will take a capital outlay of just €700 million to stimulate a six-fold increase in the volume of urban...