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18 Mar 2014
Research Note

Can IDE Stand-out in Competitive LatAm Market?

IDE is expanding its geographic footprint outside of its home market where it has supplied 1.1 million m3/d of desalination capacity- or 61% of its total supplied global capacity. Outside Israel, IDE ... »


06 Mar 2014
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Agbar, Itochu Strengthen Water Partnership

On 26 February 2014, Spain-based Aguas de Barcelona (Agbar) announced the sale of a 33.4% stake in Canaragua Concesiones S.A. to Itochu Corporation of Japan.... »


04 Mar 2014
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GCC Targets Spur Greenfield Reuse Opportunities

On 17 February 2014 Muscat, Oman-based utility Haya Water (Oman Wastewater Services Company SAOC) outlined its upcoming wastewater plant tenders. As part of a US$4.7 billion infrastructure plan, Haya ... »


27 Feb 2014
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Namibia Water Undermined by Commodity Volatility

With the announcement on 12 February 2014 that Paris-based AREVA SA would not be selling the 55,000 m3/d desalination plant at its Trekkopje, Namibia uranium mine, Namibia's water supply situation has... »


12 Feb 2014
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TAQA Powers Deeper into Water

On 4 February Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) announced a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) to develop a 136,383 m3/day SWRO plant in Al Zawr... »


11 Feb 2014
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Kubota Goes Vertical With Energy Recovery

In January 2014 Kubota Corporation recommitted its plans to deploy an Energy Recovery Device (ERD) for the desalination market. Complementing its existing pumps and water treatment capabilities, the E... »


05 Feb 2014
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Texas, A Proving Ground for Direct Potable Reuse

On 27 January 2014, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) began testing reclaimed water in Wichita Falls, Texas. The 23,000 m3/d system is an emergency measure to supplement reservoir s... »


31 Jan 2014
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Toshiba, Foreign Players Partner for India Water

On 7 January 2014, Toshiba Corporation agreed to acquire a 26% stake in UEM India Private Limited, an environmental services company based in Noida, India that specializes in turnkey water and wastewa... »


28 Dec 2013
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Mahagenco Turns to Water Reuse in India

Maharashtra State Power Generation Corporation reconfirmed on 18 October 2013 the timeline for completion of a sewage treatment and water reuse plant that will supply cooling and ash handling water to... »


31 Oct 2013
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Eskom Challenged on Water-Energy Tightrope

On 18 September 2013, South African state utility Eskom reaffirmed delays to the construction of the 4.8 GW Medupi coal power station located in the Waterberg district of Limpopo province, moving its ... »


31 Oct 2013
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IWPs Eyeing Chile Desalination Sector

On 3 October 2013, Chile-based AES Gener announced plans to issue debt to support increased investment in its core power business activities and an expansion into water desalination. AES Gener, an IPP... »


15 Oct 2013
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Arab Spring Reality Reflected in Water Buildout

On 20 August 2013 Jordan's Cabinet announced it would move ahead with the US$980M Red Sea desalination project. The government intends to float a tender before the end of 2013 to initiate project deve... »


06 Sep 2013
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SWRO Retrofit Underscores Opportunity for ERD Suppliers

In July 2013, Energy Recovery, Inc. of San Leandro, U.S. announced a contract with Cadagua S.A. of Bilbao, Spain to supply ERI's isobaric PX Pressure Exchangers for Phase I of the retrofit to the Vald... »


21 Aug 2013
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Manila Water Diversifies Southeast Asia Position

On 21 August 2013, the MWC acquired a 31.46% stake in Vietnam water utility SWIC. The deal needs to be ratified by SWIC within 105 days. SWIC, formerly Saigon Infrastructure Real Estate Investment Joi... »


14 Jul 2013
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South Africa Desalination Inches Forward

On 3 July 2013, the South Africa DWA reemphasized its strategy to scale national water conservation and management practices, including desalination and reuse. The newly released National Water Resou... »


21 Jun 2013
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Mitsui, Japanese Expand Global Water Footprints

In July 2013, Mitsui & Co. acquired a 49% stake in Czech Republic water system operator Severomoravske vodvody a kanalizace Ostrava a.s. (SmVaK). Mitsui's newly established subsidiary, Mit Infrast... »


01 Jun 2013
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Sembcorp Presses Independent Water Position

On 20 May 2013, Singapore-based Sembcorp signed a joint venture with Takamul Investment Company, a subsidiary of OOC to develop centralized utility facilities for Oman's Ad Duqm Special Economic Zone.... »




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