Thau Maritima, a project company comprising the Investment and Development Fund for Public-Private Partnerships II (FIDEPPP2), which is managed by MIROVA and SUEZ Eau France, has secured financing for a project involving a wastewater treatment plant serving seven municipalities of the Sète Agglopôle Méditerranée (SAM) district, in the south of France.
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Maple Reinders has announced that Hartland Resource Management Group (HRMG), a special purpose company of which Maple Reinders PPP Ltd. is a development partner, has reached financial close and has subsequently been awarded the contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Capital Regional District (CRD) Residuals Treatment Facility located at the Hartland Landfill, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Oman Power and Water Procurement Company SAOC (OPWP) is planning the addition of a new water desalination capacity of approximately 300,000 m3 per day, which will be located at Al Ghubrah, a suburb of the capital city Muscat, in the north of Oman.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a US$100 million loan facility agreement with China Everbright International Limited (CEIL) to fund the development of a series of municipal waste-to-energy (WTE) plants in the Mekong Delta, in south-west Vietnam.
Haya Water, a state-owned company that operates wastewater networks and sewage treatment plants (STPs) in Oman, is in the process of selecting a consultant to advise the company on developing STPs through public-private partnerships.
Dnipro City Council has awarded a PPP contract for a waste recycling plant in the city, in eastern Ukraine, to British company Stopford Projects Limited. The council plan to sign the agreement later this month.
The Hartland Resource Management Group (HRMG) consortium has been named the preferred proponent to develop the Capital Regional District (CRD) residuals treatment facility in British Columbia, Canada. The consortium consists of Bird Construction, Maple Reinders and Synagro Technologies.
The Municipality of Dubai has awarded the build, operate and transfer (BOT) contract and an accompanying 30-year operations and maintenance contract for a waste-to-energy plant, set to be the largest in the world, to a consortium comprising BESIX, Belgium's largest construction company, and Hitachi Zosen Inova, an experienced waste-to-energy developer based in Switzerland. The consortium plans to invest around EUR700 million (US$867.3 million).
The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company SAOC (OPWP) has awarded the Salalah Independent Water Project to a consortium containing Acwa Power, Veolia and DIDIC. The plant will be located in Salalah, Dhofar region, in the south of Oman. Once fully operational, it will generate 25 million gallons of desalinated water per day using reverse osmosis technology.
China Everbright Water Limited has announced that its Zhenjiang Sponge City PPP project in Jiangsu Province has received a subsidy of RMB41.12 million (US$6.44 million) from the Special Provincial Fund for Integrated Water Environment Management of Taihu Lake Basin, otherwise known as the Taihu Management Special Fund.
It has been announced that the economic bids submitted in the tender for the Las Palmas Reservoir project in the Valparaíso Region of Chile have been opened. The best offer corresponded to the consortium China Harbor Engineering (Chec) with a investment estimate of CLF263,000 (US$11.5 million) for the construction and CLF97,400 (US$4.3 million) for the operation, which implies a little more than half of the maximum funding offered by the State.
Water & Electricity L.L.C, the agency responsible for the sale and purchase of water and electricity and all required ancillary activities in Saudi Arabia, has issued a request for pre-qualification for Shuqaiq 3 Independent Water Project. It will be located in the city of Shuqaiq, on the Red Sea coast, approximately 137km north of the city of Jazan.
Sacyr, in partnership with Manhattan Construction Group, has been selected as the preferred bidder to design, finance, construct and operate a new waste treatment plant in Hartford in the US state of Connecticut, and in the update of the current incinerator, adapting it to the highest international efficiency standards.
Houston City Council has awarded FCC Environmental Services, the American environmental services subsidiary of the FCC Group, the contract to design, finance, build and operate the plant that will sort, recover and market all the city’s recyclable materials for 15 years, extendable up to 20 years. The expected contract value is more than US$250 million.
Five offers have been received for the Las Palmas Reservoir concession, which involves the construction of a new reservoir in Petorca, in the Valparaíso region of Chile. The reservoir will be used to irrigate the middle and lower zone of the Petorca River Valley basin.
AMP Capital has increased its stake in the Victorian Desalination Project (VDP) on behalf of investors in its Community Infrastructure Fund (CommIF).
A consortium led by WTE Wassertechnik GmbH Group (WTE) has been awarded the contract to design, finance, build, operate and transfer a wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 500,000 m3/d in Kuwait. The project has an estimated value of US$1.8 billion.
Dai-Ichi Life Insurance has announced that it has completed its first acquisition finance investment, for High Speed 1, a British railway concession, and first loan to an Australian project, for the refinancing of the Victoria Desalination Project.
The Government of Peru presented a bill to promote and co-finance the execution of water treatment projects (desalination), under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) scheme at the national level. The initiative is called "Law to promote water treatment projects and policy of integration in sanitation", which includes incorporations to the Organic Law of Municipalities (LOM).