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Vendors Zero in on UK Leak Management


How is the UK addressing leak management? A set of deals in the past month has underlined the attractiveness of the UK’s leakage management market for technology solutions providers. Recent deals include:

  • On 30 August, British energy firm Centrica Plc acquired remote leakage detection firm FlowGem Ltd for £13 million.
  • On 1 September, US-based Water Intelligence Plc acquired UK-based conventional leakage detection firm NRW Utilities Ltd for £575,173.
  • On 26 September UK utility South West Water announced adoption of data analytics software from i20 to monitor pressure-reducing valves on its 15,000- km network.

In this Research Note, Bluefield water experts analyze the impact of these deals on utility strategies, including the emerging role of smart water and new technologies to prevent leak detection.

More in-depth analysis is available in Bluefield’s new report: Europe Municipal Water Infrastructure: Utility Strategies & CAPEX Forecasts, 2016-2025, now available for purchase and immediate download.  This 89-page report provides water infrastructure forecasts across Europe to 2025, including the breakdown by pipes, pumps, and plant additions, as well as country and utility profiles.

Bluefield offers ongoing analysis through our Europe Municipal Water Infrastructure Insight service. This service enables industry participants to anticipate growth opportunities, stay ahead of emerging trends, and make strategic decisions based on key market drivers and inhibitors. Contact our water team to learn more.


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