1870 articles in Europe

Eurawasser wins 25-year G├╝strow concession Vol 1, Issue 7 (July 2000)

EURAWASSER has won a 25-year concession contract to handle water supply and wastewater treatment in the east German town of Güstrow.

Essent takes majority in swb Vol 1, Issue 7 (July 2000)

DUTCH MULTI-UTILITY GROUP ESSENT is to take over 51% of the Bremen utility swb in a DM1.1 billion deal. Swb has water sales of around 34Mm3/year.

St Petersburg steps up sewerage work Vol 1, Issue 7 (July 2000)

THE ST PETERSBURG WATER UTILITY, VODOKANAL SP, is to accelerate work on the construction of the city’s south-western STP. The first stage of the project – originally started in 1987 – is now scheduled for completion in 2004 at a cost of $100 million.

Bidding for Hyder gathers pace Vol 1, Issue 7 (July 2000)

THE COMPETITION BETWEEN Nomura Securities and Western Power Distribution (WPD) for control of Welsh utility Hyder gained momentum at the end of last month.

TXU looking at a majority stake in Kiel utility Vol 1, Issue 7 (July 2000)

THE GERMAN CITY OF KIEL is reported to be in exclusive negotiations with US owned TXU Europe over the purchase of 51% of its municipal utility.

Asea signs Osca concession contract Vol 1, Issue 7 (July 2000)

THE SPANISH CONSORTIUM ASEA signed a 30-year concession contract in mid-June to operate water utilities in three departments of Argentina’s Catamarca province. It will formally take control of the concession at the end of July or early in August.

The impact of competition Vol 1, Issue 6 (June 2000)

Government plans to introduce competition could hold the key to the companies’ future, offering a way out of price cap regulation.

Competition debate extends to abstraction licence trading Vol 1, Issue 6 (June 2000)

On top of scrutinising the range of restructuring options, players in the UK’s emerging competitive water market have also been grappling with proposals to force water resources into competitive hands.

Environmental risk to capital Vol 1, Issue 6 (June 2000)

The Investor’s View is GWI’s monthly opinion column addressing some of the new issues facing utility investors, lenders and insurers. To start with, Andreas King of the Safety & Environmental Risk Management Rating Agency (SERM) writes that investors who simply base their decision-making on balance sheet analysis could be hit hard if associated environmental risks prove too costly to manage.

Energy broker makes plans for the water sector Vol 1, Issue 6 (June 2000)

AMPERE, BERLIN, the first energy broker on the German market, has professed an interest in entering the water market after liberalisation.