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Newcomer ST Marine fought off competition from Sembcorp and Keppel to win the Jurong Island desalination plant. It is now looking to build up a water business in Southeast Asia and the Arabian Gulf. Can its success be replicated outside of Singapore?
A surprise turnaround by an Indian ministry on effluent standards will disappoint technology vendors, but is a net plus for Indian water.
Evolving Chinese PPP market reshuffles the pack for private water companies Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)
As the early pioneers of the Chinese PPP market pack up and head for home, and as the first BOT contracts begin to expire, GWI maps out the players in the new PPP market, and takes a look at how international specialists can fit in.
What is causing the fervour of excitement around the Vietnamese water market? GWI’s Willy Yeo investigates.
Indian concessionaire SPML has signed an agreement with 11 banks, led by Canara Bank, to swap INR5.5 billion ($83 million) of existing debt into new convertible bonds.
A Singapore government-brokered partnership between Darco Water Technologies and InfraCo Asia is treading virgin ground for foreign companies in Vietnam. Bearing the demand risk is the price to pay for getting back into the asset ownership business.
A joint venture with Darco will be InfraCo Asia’s first investment in the water and wastewater treatment industry. It will be looking for a quick exit.
Dong Nai Plastic Company, which has built up a portfolio of five water projects and utilities in Vietnam, has piqued the IFC’s interest. An equity injection is on the cards.
K-water launches Korean SMEs abroad while scaling up its smart water strategy at home Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)
With the Asia Water Council’s initiatives abroad gathering pace, K-water has set up a platform for channelling Korean SMEs to overseas opportunities. Efforts to tackle consumer mistrust of tap water mean that there is a lot of SME smart water know-how to be unlocked.
Two councils are embracing alliances as a way of streamlining water, wastewater and stormwater services. Splitting plant and network management is a new approach.