Latest news and project tracker updates from Europe

French majors diverge as Veolia boosts global growth

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The half-year results of the two largest private water groups show that while both suffered from a slowdown in construction activity, Veolia was more successful at attracting international...

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Project Tracker: Europe

Latest news and project tracker updates from Europe

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PROJECT COUNTRY UPDATED STATUS TYPE
La Rioja WWT... Spain 17 Aug 17 The list of bi... Utility
Belgrade WWTP Serbia 14 Aug 17 The City is un... WWTP
Burgos WWTP O&M Spain 09 Aug 17 The contract h... WWTP
Valle de Güí... Spain 03 Aug 17 Financial bids... Reuse
Buenos Aires... Spain 03 Aug 17 The government... Reuse

UK regulated water starts to lose its shine for foreign investors

Unfavourable currency movements and increasing regulatory pressures are convincing more and more foreign holders of UK water assets to consider moving on. Who will pick up the slack?

Sizing up Anglian Water’s green bond debut

The first green bond to emerge from the UK water sector attracted £800 million of appetite from investors keen to see their money put to work funding projects which mitigate and adapt to climate change. Was it worth all the trouble?

Thames weighs up its infrastructure options for the next 80 years

A series of large-scale desalination and reuse plants are set to make it through Thames Water’s fine screening process as viable options for future implementation. It raises the prospect of the UK’s first major desalination plant to be...

Italmatch furthers its niche philosophy by entering high-value metals recovery

The purchase of a line of resins with the ability to sequester precious metals for subsequent recovery is part of a new phase of development for the Italian specialty chemicals firm. Where are the synergies?.

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Towards safer water

There are two moments at a conference which I dread. The first sees somebody excitedly informing us that only 3% of the world’s water is fresh and then mentions glaciers and groundwater. The second is when we are portentously advised that 657 million do not have access to safe/improved drinking water. The former speakers should learn about the water cycle, while the latter might as well use the number of mopeds in a country as an indicator of car ownership. With the publication of the UN and WHO’s Progress on Drinking Water, Sanitation and... Read more

Padlock GWI Briefing: Europe

Veolia to revamp French water unit as margins erode

Veolia has booked an additional provision of €67 million as it seeks to restructure its domestic water...

Anglian preps UK water sector’s inaugural green bond

Anglian Water is set to launch the first ever green bond in the UK water sector next week, and is currently...

Suez to unveil GE-boosted industrial wing by year-end

French water and waste giant Suez has said it is looking to integrate GE Water’s industrial assets...

Kelda braces for significant change of ownership

A majority stake in Yorkshire Water’s holding company Kelda could soon be put on the block, as two of...

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

Nijhuis Industries has agreed to acquire UK-based Aquatic Water Services.

Europe water in brief

Ofwat chief executive Cathryn Ross has resigned, and will leave the regulator at the end of this year. The timing took the market by...

Dammed if we do...

Infrastructure is not always the answer to water scarcity, argues David Lloyd Owen.

Ofwat fires a warning shot as price review gets u...

The publication of the methodology for the UK water sector’s next price review shows the regulator’s determination to...

European Investment Bank looks to up-risk portfolio

Changing political tides are set to mean a new appetite for risk at the world’s biggest multilateral water lender, with new...

Thames Water’s profits leak away in mixed results...

The new chief executive of the UK’s largest private water provider has come under fire over missed leakage targets, which...

Chinese bidder tees up big wastewater win in Belg...

An unsolicited bid from a Chinese consortium has the potential to fast-track the construction of a centralised wastewater treatment...

Europe water in brief

The Estonian Supreme Court has agreed to open proceedings on water concessionaire Tallinna Vesi’s appeal in cassation...

Steppe-ing up to the plate

Turkmenistan faces a costly reality as a result of a legacy of unmonitored subsidy, says David Lloyd Owen.

Pre-emptive takeover to net Affinity sellers 40% ...

A pre-emptive offer for a UK regulated water company could mark a new direction for the sector. With more money chasing fewer...

Canal Isabel II to sell off its Latin American wa...

A corruption scandal has forced the Madrid-based company to put its non-domestic holdings on the block. Ongoing investigations mean...

Inima emerges from revenue stagnation with dual-p...

The Spanish contractor has diversified its business model in order to meet the growth expectations of its Korean parent. It has yet...

Abengoa ready to return to growth in water

The Spanish company’s water subsidiary was on top of the world in 2015 when its parent company was overwhelmed by debt. After...

Europe water in brief

Suez has fixed the price of its €750 million capital increase at €15.80. Subscriptions for the deal close on 19 May, and...