Latest news and project tracker updates from Europe

Divining the future of Spain’s municipal water concessions market

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The reversion of a further two contracts to public sector management over the summer could herald a worrying trend for Spanish private water operators. How much of it is political bluff?

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Project Tracker: Europe

Latest news and project tracker updates from Europe

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PROJECT COUNTRY UPDATED STATUS TYPE
Guadarrama B... Spain 16 Oct 17 The contract w... WWTP
Sagunto-Cane... Spain 16 Oct 17 The contract w... WWTP
Aspe, Alicante Spain 16 Oct 17 The contract w... WWTP
Benicarló WW... Spain 16 Oct 17 On 11 October ... WWTP
Valle de Güí... Spain 16 Oct 17 The contract h... Reuse

AMP7 concerns mount as procurement kicks off

Severn Trent’s AMP7 tender has reignited debate over the shape of client-contractor relationships in the next asset management period. Some will fare better than others.

UK water market prepares to re-assess the ABC of DPC

An industry workshop on 9th October will give UK water players the opportunity to engage with the regulator to shape its vision for how future water projects could be financed off-balance sheet. What are the key points of contention?

Data: the outperformance catalyst

The ability to use data for proactive asset management promises much in the way of efficiencies for UK water companies going forward. Is the supply chain on board?

Veolia refreshes its approach to French water as profitability concerns hit home

It is no secret that the net profit in Veolia’s domestic water business has eroded away to almost nothing. The new CEO of Veolia Eau France is convinced that a redefinition of the way the group interacts with its core client base is the key...

David lloyd owen

Getting to know water firms again

After some years of enduring a data drought in England and Wales, the Annual Performance Reports are once again letting us appreciate what the companies are doing. The 2015-16 APRs were somewhat sporadic. The 2016-17 editions give us a better idea of what they can deliver. The information serves two purposes. Firstly, to cleave insights into areas that may attract third-party interest, such as the fate of our sludge. Secondly, and I suspect rather more importantly, to transcend the current approach of looking at company performance through... Read more

Padlock GWI Briefing: Europe

Agbar moves its global headquarters to Madrid

Suez’s Catalunya-based subsidiary Agbar has announced that it intends “to shift its...

Evac bounces from one private equity firm to another

Finnish water systems supplier Evac is set to bounce from one private equity owner to another, after IK...

Suez reinforces industrial prowess with GE Water buy

The $3.4 billion acquisition of GE Water by a Suez-led consortium on 30 September catapults the French...

United Utilities pushes CPI debt curve out to 2057

United Utilities has priced the longest-dated CPI-linked bond ever issued in the UK water sector, setting...

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.

GKW bounces back from the blacklist

After being blacklisted by the World Bank in 2015 because it did not police its freelance associates effectively, the German...

KfW IPEX-Bank broadens its global lending horizon...

The bank is looking to build on an impressive track record in the Middle East by diversifying its portfolio of water investments...

French majors diverge as Veolia boosts global growth

The half-year results of the two largest private water groups show that while both suffered from a slowdown in construction...

UK regulated water starts to lose its shine for f...

Unfavourable currency movements and increasing regulatory pressures are convincing more and more foreign holders of UK water assets...

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...

Towards safer water

A more realistic approach to water and sanitation assessment criteria helps in making sensible changes, says David Lloyd Owen.

Europe water in brief

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

Thames weighs up its infrastructure options for t...

A series of large-scale desalination and reuse plants are set to make it through Thames Water’s fine screening process as...

Italmatch furthers its niche philosophy by enteri...

The purchase of a line of resins with the ability to sequester precious metals for subsequent recovery is part of a new phase of...

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...