1326 articles in Asia

Breakthrough Myanmar PPP scuppered again at final step Vol 19, Issue 8 (August 2018)

Thai Tap Water’s bid to revive a four-year old municipal water supply BOT in Myanmar looks to have hit the rocks once again. What makes business in Myanmar so hard?

De Nora scores breakthrough municipal win in Hong Kong for new tech combo Vol 19, Issue 8 (August 2018)

Having won a recent major contract in Hong Kong with a new scaled-down application of its existing technologies, Italian electrochemical specialist De Nora sees itself well positioned for opportunities in Asia’s growing municipal disinfection market.

Fresh thought for fresh water Vol 19, Issue 8 (August 2018)

Could a Chinese professor start a membrane technology revolution? GWI’s Willy Yeo investigates.

Asia Pacific in brief Vol 19, Issue 8 (August 2018)

Private equity firm KKR has agreed to spend $530 million to buy 60% of Indian solid waste and industrial water treatment firm Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited (REEL).

Regulatory pressures force open China’s oil & gas sector Vol 19, Issue 7 (July 2018)

Water players are looking for ways to buy market access to the booming upstream oil and gas sector in China. Oil players, meanwhile, are on the hunt for water technologies.

Singapore’s PUB lays out timeline for Tuas mega-project Vol 19, Issue 7 (July 2018)

Hundreds of representatives from civil contractors and technology suppliers packed the room at SIWW 2018 to hear the announcement of the timeline for the S$5 billion Tuas Nexus project. Asset operating periods of up to four years could further widen the appeal.

Largest desal plant to date in Pacific Islands to be tendered as climate change bites Vol 19, Issue 7 (July 2018)

A solar-powered desalination plant and operational improvement project in Kiribati’s capital South Tarawa could be transformational for the vulnerable and impoverished nation. What lessons can other islands learn as they try to fight the effects of climate change?

Step up from the Marshall Islands Vol 19, Issue 7 (July 2018)

Lessons from the last sizeable desal project in the Pacific Islands show how securing the financial position of the client is key to keeping projects alive.

Mitsubishi Chemical gears up for expansion after restructuring Vol 19, Issue 7 (July 2018)

A pivot towards industrial clients has seen Mitsubishi Chemical’s membrane bioreactor business boom, despite sales in China being eaten up by local competition. With China representing the majority of the market, how can the company reach its growth targets?

Asia Pacific in brief Vol 19, Issue 7 (July 2018)

Thai water concessionaire TTW has announced that it will sign its first overseas contract this month, a 30-year 40,000m3/d build-operate-transfer water supply project in Myanmar which was first announced in 2014 but stalled awaiting government approval.