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Consolidation Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

  • The proposed merger of US investor-owned utilities Connecticut Water and San Jose Water is being disrupted by the intervention of...
  • The Connecticut/SJW fight is taking place against the backdrop of a determined move to...

Buyer's market Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

  • Publicly traded US industrial group Rexnord is selling its German valves business, VAG. It is one of the most exalted brands in the business, and generated $...
  • Two of Yorkshire Water’s parent company’s shareholders want out before the new pricing regime for the UK water sector comes into effect in...
  • Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman is considering selling Rosvodokanal, Russia’s leading privately owned water operator, which has been part of...
  • Water treatment chemistry specialist Solenis has pulled off a transformational deal with BASF. It involves the German chemicals giant injecting its...

Saudi action Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

  • Saudi Arabia’s state-owned desalination colossus, the Saline Water Conversion Corporation, has outlined its future following the wave of privatisation that is sweeping the country. Currently the...
  • Meanwhile, the Kingdom’s Water and Electricity Company (WEC) – the offtaker and procuring body for all new water and wastewater treatment plants under the huge privatisation shift – has moved to reassure bidders that...
  • WEC has also revealed details of eleven new privately financed independent sewage treatment plants that will be rolled out to the market, following a strong response...

Private advances Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

  • Oman’s main municipal wastewater services body has said it is looking for an incoming shift towards the use of private finance for new treatment plants to point the way for...
  • Egyptian construction giant Hassan Allam is predicting a revival in the country’s dormant water PPP pipeline, and the company’s new infrastructure investment wing is looking for...
  • Istanbul’s water utility is plotting a radical overhaul of its infrastructure base – and its relationship with the private sector...
  • Vietnam’s water sector sell-off is gaining pace. All its major utilities could have...

Global Water Summit Voting Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

This month we present three charts created by the audience response voting system at the final session of the Global Water Summit.

Private investment flows into water assets Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

What is the scope for brownfield investment in privately owned water assets globally? This month’s list ranks countries according to the number of existing water assets where private finance has been involved.

The silver lining in global chaos Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

Christopher Gasson looks at how higher oil prices affect water.

US utilities rise on merger talk Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

A new-found interest in consolidation among publicly traded US water utilities resulted in outsized gains for some this month. The tone of the negotiations was less appealing.

Options galore in the membrane market Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

The dynamics of the membrane sales market have shifted dramatically since the 1980s. Commoditisation and system standardisation has widened competition and brought down prices, GWI’s Tom Pankratz explains.

Chinese membrane companies conquer new frontiers Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

In response to the evolving stringent environmental standards, the domestic membrane power of China is rising, creating more intense competition with foreign companies. How are they adapting to the opportunities on offer?