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11 Mar 2017
Research Note

Suez Outflanks Market with GE Water Deal

On 8 March 2017, Paris based Suez and Canadian investment fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) announced the acquisition of GE’s water business unit for US$3.37 billion. The highly ... »


13 Feb 2017
Research Note

Mining Turns Corner as Escondida Commissioned

In June 2017, BHP Billiton will fully commission the largest desalination plant in the Americas – a 216,000 m3/d reverse osmosis project located in Antofagasta, Chile... »


Osmoflo Enhances Hitachi Zosen RO

Hitachi Zosen has acquired a 70% stake in Australia- based water treatment player Osmoflo. Bluefield analyzes the impactions for global desalination markets.... »


23 Jan 2017 Analyst Presentation
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Water Market Shifts: 7 Signposts to Watch in 2017

Our experts anticipate shifts across municipal and industrial water markets. Looking ahead, we have outlined seven key trends that will impact the water industry in 2017.... »


05 Oct 2016 Analyst Presentation
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The Changing Topography for Private Participation in Water // NAWC

Private participation in U.S. municipal water markets is poised for expansion. More than 19 deals totaling US$384 million (completed and pending) were put on the books for the first half of this year.... »


03 Aug 2016
Data Insight

Renewable-Powered Desalination: Global Market Trends and Drivers

Since 2000, 66 renewable-energy-powered desalination plants have been commissioned with a combined capacity of 1.7 million m3/d. Developed countries that are attempting to offset...  ... »


03 Feb 2016
Data Insight

Global Desalination Ownership Rankings, Year-End 2015

Global Desalination Ownership Rankings: Bluefield's Top 25... »


10 Dec 2015
Research Note

RWL Water Strategy Taking Shape with New Deals

On 18 November 2015, RWL Water announced a joint venture, RWL Water Mexico, with Química Apollo to pursue industrial water and wastewater treatment projects in Mexico. Mexico-based Química Apollo sp... »


20 Jul 2015
Research Note

Mexico’s Mining Sector Turns to Desalination

On 26 June 2015, Chesapeake Gold announced plans to develop a 55,000 m3/d desalination project to supply its proposed Metates gold and silver mine in Durango state, Mexico. Chesapeake is pursuing BOO ... »


26 Jun 2015 Analyst Presentation

GCC Region Diversifies Supply: Market Outlook for Municipal Wastewater & Reuse, 2015-2020

Keith Hays, Bluefield Vice President, presented at the Water Innovation Europe 2015 Annual Stakeholder Conference on 26 June. This presentation highlights the GCC market's attractiveness, regional tre... »


18 Mar 2015
Research Note

Commodity Swings Alter LatAm Desal Landscape

In the first quarter of 2015, Latin America's desalination sector is showing an uptick in project activity with discrete opportunities in Chile and Mexico.... »


05 Jan 2015
Research Note

Global Ballast Water Market Takes Shape

On 15 December 2015, Wärtsilä Corporation announced a contract to supply 12 Aquarius UV ballast water systems to Japan's Namura and Onomichi shipyards. The systems will be delivered in Q4 2014 throu... »


Prevailing Desal Trends Spur IDE Divestment

Israel Chemicals Ltd (ICL) announced on 11 November 2014 that it is placing its 50% stake in IDE Technologies up for sale. The remaining 50% of IDE is held by Israel- based Delek Group, which is expec... »


26 Nov 2014 Analyst Presentation
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Patient Investors Wanted: Reuse and Desalination in California, Texas, and Mexico

Bluefield Research analyst, Keith Hays, presented Patient Investors Wanted: Reuse and Desalination in California, Texas, and Mexico, on private water investment opportunities in North America during t... »


24 Sep 2014
Research Note

Water Expansion Gains Priority for Acciona

Integrated Spanish EPC player Acciona Group has announced three O&M contract wins between 1-17 September 2014, bolstering its position in the global water sector. The awards include a desalination... »


09 Sep 2014 Analyst Presentation

Navigating Desalination’s Shifting Competitive Landscape

Erin Bonney Casey presented Navigating Desalination's Shifting Competitive Landscape to address competitive strategies in global desalination markets at the 29th Annual WateReuse Symposium in Dallas, ... »


05 Sep 2014
Research Note

UK Fracking Players Find Value in U.S. Experience

On 28 July the British government opened up the application process for shale gas exploration (fracking) licenses. Applications for new fracking licenses can be made until 28 October 2014. In addition... »


Arcadis, AECOM Alter Water EPC Design Rankings

On 21 August 2014, Netherland's-based EPC, Arcadis submitted a US$477 million bid for UK-based Hyder Consulting. This represents Arcadis' second bid after its $425 million was topped by Nippon Koei's ... »




Another example re: critical infrastructure providers converging under a single investor-owned utility banner: Pa. approves @AquaAmerica’s $4.3 billion expansion into natural gas. Now it wants to be Essential. inquirer.com/business/aqua-… via @PhillyInquirer #PrivateWater

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