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Aguas Argentinas renegotiates in Buenos Aires Vol 2, Issue 2 (February 2001)

AGUAS ARGENTINAS – the SLdE/Agbar majority owned concessionaire – has renegotiated its 30-year water and sewerage concession in Buenos Aires.

Wilsonville O&M award for US Filter Vol 2, Issue 2 (February 2001)

THE CITY OF WILSONVILLE in Oregon and the Tualatin Valley Water District have awarded US Filter Operating Services a five-year contract, with a five-year renewal option, to operate and maintain a new 15MGD WTP. Contract value is $5.5 million.

Mott MacDonald moves into US water sector Vol 2, Issue 2 (February 2001)

MOTT MACDONALD’S US associate company, Hatch Mott MacDonald, has acquired the Killam Group from Thermo Electron Corporation.

Petrobras to pay for Guanabara Bay clean up Vol 2, Issue 2 (February 2001)

BRAZIL’S STATE OIL COMPANY PETROBRAS is to invest R$192 million (US$97 million) in pollution prevention, monitoring and emergency control measures at its Duque de Caxias refinery on Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro.

August start date for São Francisco transfer project Vol 2, Issue 2 (February 2001)

BRAZILIAN MINISTER for national integration Fernando Bezerra has said that work on the Rio São Francisco transfer project will begin in August.

Brasilia: Caesb investment plans Vol 2, Issue 2 (February 2001)

DETAILS HAVE EMERGED on how the Brasilia Federal District water company, Caesb will use its US$130 million IADB loan.

Pôrto Alegre seeks Ponta da Serraria loan Vol 2, Issue 2 (February 2001)

THE CITY COUNCIL of Pôrto Alegre has been in talks with Japan’s Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC) over a US$78 million loan towards the US$130 million Ponta da Serraria WwTP.

Thames takes up majority stake in Essbio Vol 2, Issue 1 (January 2001)

THAMES WATER has completed its purchase of Chilean water utility Essbio, paying $336 million for a majority 50.9% stake. Thames made a winning bid of $282.3 million for a 42% shareholding in Essbio in September 2000, beating a rival offer from Vivendi (see GWI, Vol. 1, Issue 5, p.4).

Brazilian government plans legislation to beat titularity Vol 2, Issue 1 (January 2001)

THE BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT is preparing to submit a bill to congress in February designed to overcome the main obstacle to privatisation in the water industry – the question of who has the right to control service concessions.

Sabesp to seek private partner Vol 2, Issue 1 (January 2001)

SÃO PAULO state governor Mario Covas is said to be considering the sale of 38% of the state’s 88% ordinary shareholding in Sabesp to a private sector partner.