8 Apr 2021 VILNIUS, Lithuania
Major upgrades and renovations to ensure long-term sustainability and environmental improvements in water and wastewater networks and treatment facilities.
8 Apr 2021 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) signs water purchase agreement with Utico FZC, boosts water capacity and clean energy goals.
21 Feb 2021 PARIS, France
French water, waste management and energy giant Veolia filed a tender offer on 7 February for the shares in rival Suez that it doesn’t already own. The move takes the increasingly acrimonious takeover bid out of the boardroom and into the hands of shareholders.Suez claims the offer of almost $21.90 USD per share for the remaining Suez shares violates Veolia’s commitment to amicability in the takeover, which began in October last year with the acquisition of a 29...
16 Feb 2021 OLDSMAR FL
A shared password may be to blame for a hacker gaining remote access to a water treatment plant in Florida in an attempt to poison the water supply. The unknown hacker exploited a program called TeamViewer, which companies and governments can install on a PC to remotely view a machine’s desktop screen over the internet, and even control the mouse cursor...
16 Feb 2021 LUANDA
The Angolan Government and African Export-Import Bank (AfreximBank) have announced that approximately $1.3 billion in financing will be made available to projects in energy and water sectors, as well as be used as credit portfolios to support national banks. The announcement follows a meeting between Angolan President H...
16 Feb 2021 TALLINN
Tallinn will increase investment in Tallinna Vesi, which provides the capital with its water, drainage and sewerage needs, after purchasing a majority stake in the company last week, Mayor of Tallinn Mihhail Kõlvart (Center) said. Water tariffs will remain constant in the near future, he added, noting that supply would be put ahead of profits...
8 Feb 2021 DURBAN
A prominent businessman at the centre of allegations of the “capture” of Umgeni Water’s board has been shot dead in what appears to have been a targeted assassination. Sibonelo Hertzog Shinga, 51, the sole director of IT consultancy Raminet Technologies and MPS Strategic Solutions, was killed while travelling from a family funeral in Durban to the King Shaka International Airport...
8 Feb 2021 CAIRO
The government of Egypt has entered into a partnership with Russia for construction of a plant to manufacture seawater desalination components in the North African country. The agreement which was signed between the Arab Organisation for Industrialisation (AOI), the Engineering Authority of the Egyptian Armed Forces, the University of Alexandria, and RUSNANO Group, a Russian innovation development institution created in the frame of Presidential Initiative termed "Strategy for Development of Nanotechnology Industry", aims to support the North African country government’s plan to supply drinking water through desalination plants...
7 Feb 2021 TALINN
United Utilities has agreed to a £88m cash deal to sell its 35.3 per cent stake in the largest water utility company in Estonia, Tallin Water. The utilities company will sell the stake to a consortium led by the Estonian city of Tallinn, which is an existing partner of United Utilities, alongside company Utilitas.
7 Feb 2021 DUBLIN
SIPTU has warned that its members in local authority water services will take industrial action up to and including strike action if the government attempts to impose measures to transfer them to the Irish Water utility without agreement. It's after a document circulated by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government suggested that a framework for the future delivery of water services must be concluded by the end of July and fully implemented during 2022.
27 Jan 2021 KOTA KINABALU
The State Works Ministry is looking into transforming the Water Department into Water Commission and as a corporate body. Works Minister Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin said the Water Department has not been profitable in its operations. Indeed, the department’s expenditure exceeds its income by RM300 million, while also suffering from non revenue water (NRW), he said...
25 Jan 2021 DUBAI
For its privatization plans, Saudi Arabia is not thinking – or taking - half-measures. If anyone needs confirmation, check out the kingdom’s utility sector… and specifically, the water side of it. “All desalination plants will become standalone production companies as part of our privatization strategy,” said Abdullah Bin Ibrahim Al-Abdlkareem, Governor of Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) and Chairman of newly formed Water Transmission and Technologies Co...