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WATER & WASTEWATER
Mitsubishi companies invest in Metito
itsubishi Corp and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd are to acquire a 38.4% stake in Dubai-based water management company Metito Holdings Ltd from Gulf Capital and other shareholders. Japan Bank for International Cooperation will also invest up to US$92 million in classified shares to support Metito’s growth opportunities. Metito has built more than 3000 facilities for water desalination, water and wastewater treatment and recycling, and also provides utility services in the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and China. The acquisition will allow Mitsubishi Corp and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to expand their presence in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Abengoa to develop first-of-its-kind US water delivery project
bengoa is to lead a team of local subcontractors and consultants within the Vista Ridge Consortium to design, build, finance and operate the infrastructure needed to deliver 168 970 m3 per day of water to the city of San Antonio in Texas, USA. The water will be delivered from Burleson County and contracted for a period of 30 years. Construction is expected to begin in 2015 and to be completed in 2019. The project will deliver the water through a 225 km pipeline. In addition to the pipeline, the project also includes a water treatment plant, 18 wells and three pump stations. Abengoa is expanding its projects in the water sector and strengthening its commitment to the US market, where it currently has a presence in 12 states.
Jacobs expands service role with United Utilities
acobs Engineering Group Inc has been contracted to be the sole
provider of engineering services to the UK’s United Utilities plc for the next investment period of its Asset Management Program (AMP6). The agreement covers United Utilities’ capital and operational investment associated with their business plan for the AMP6 regulatory period (2015 to 2020) and includes an option to extend by up to eight years into AMP7 and beyond. Jacobs will provide a wide range of multidisciplinary engineering and related services across the lifecycle of United Utilities assets including water, wastewater and sludge treatment, and network facilities. These services include data analytics, strategic and feasibility studies, needs definition, business planning, and network modelling through to tactical support of United Utilities’ operational business, which involves energy and asset optimization, project and program management, and research and development. The award builds on Jacobs’ successful service delivery to United Utilities over the past four years.
H2O Innovation awarded water treatment contracts worth C$12mn
2O Innovation Inc has secured C$12 million in new contracts, mainly in the mining and municipal sectors. One of the new contracts is for the design, fabrication and commissioning of a complete water treatment plant at a mining site in British Columbia, Canada. The plant, which will treat mine tailings water, comprises ultrafiltration (UF) and reverse osmosis (RO) systems. As part of the UF pre-treatment system, H2O Innovation will supply its Fiberflex skid, which provides membrane interchangeability and accommodates several types of modules. H2O Innovation will supply a containerised potable water treatment system for a workers camp at another mining project in Quebec province, Canada. This unit will produce 0.12 MGD (480 m3/day) of drinking water. A third contract with a Vancouverbased mining company covers the design, fabrication and commissioning of a RO system to treat water from a tailings pond at a US mining site. The Canadian company has also secured a number of contracts with US
MARKET PROSPECTS municipalities. These contracts include the design, fabrication and commissioning of a 12 MGD (45 425 m3/day) UF system, using the Fiberflex skid, to treat clarified raw water in Colorado. H2O Innovation will also design, manufacture and commission a 0.72 MGD (2725 m3/day) RO water treatment system to treat brackish water in Palm Coast, Florida, while a containerised advanced water treatment system will be supplied to a municipality in California and a 1.0 MGD (3785 m3/day) UF system will treat industrial and municipal effluent at San Francisco Airport’s Mel Leong tertiary treatment plant.
that operation and maintenance of Hunter Water’s plants has been taken to tender. Under the eight year contract, Veolia will operate and maintain the plants which supply potable water and wastewater treatment services to over half a million people across six local government areas in New South Wales. Veolia operates more than 30 water production and wastewater treatment plants in Australia and New Zealand, and already has partnerships with some of the Hunter region’s biggest companies including Tomago Aluminium, Eraring and Rio Tinto Coal.
Suez Environnement invests in Evatherm
EIB loan funds water supply improvements in Dhaka
uez Environnement subsidiary Degremont has taken a stake in Evatherm, a Swiss engineering company that specialises in evaporation and crystallization technologies. The two companies will develop water saving and zero liquid discharge (ZLD) solutions for the oil & gas, chemical, power and mining industries, by combining Evatherm’s evaporation and crystallization experience with Suez Environnement’s water and wastewater treatment capabilities. Founded in the early 1980s, Evatherm has more than 30 years of experience in evaporation and crystallization engineering. This investment in Evatherm is part of Suez Environnement’s strategy to grow in the industrial market.
Veolia to operate water and wastewater treatment plants for Hunter Water eolia has secured a E193 million contract from Hunter Water Corp to operate and maintain 25 of its water production and wastewater treatment plants in the Hunter region in New South Wales, Australia. The contract, which was awarded after an international tender process, is the largest ever awarded by Hunter Water. This is the first time
he European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending E100 million to the Government of Bangladesh to finance a new sustainable surface water supply system in Dhaka. The sustainable surface water supply system comprises a raw water intake at the Meghna River about 30 km east of Dhaka, a 21 km raw water transmission pipeline and a new 500 million litres per day (MLD) water treatment plant (WTP) in Gandharbpur. The project will also include 14 km of treated water transmission pipelines from the Gandharbpur WTP to the injection point of the existing distribution network and distribution reinforcements in the target area. The project will be implemented between 2014 and 2019.
NV5 to support San Diego County Water Authority
V5 Holdings Inc is to provide construction management as-needed support services to California’s San Diego County Water Authority under a US$2.5 million contract. NV5 will provide construction management services on a variety of projects, including new pipelines, relining of existing pipelines, pump station upgrades, flow control facilities upgrades and environmental mitigation sites.
Aquarion acquires Hager + Elsaesser
wiss EPC solutions provider Aquarion Group has bought the assets of German water technology company Hager + Elsaesser GmbH. Hager + Elsaesser’s flagship technologies include proprietary biological, thermal and membrane solutions for the semiconductor and microelectronics, power generation, petrochemical (downstream), solar, pulp and paper, food and beverage production, and pharmaceutical industries. Based in Stuttgart, Hager + Elsaesser has an assembly workshop in Dresden, Germany and subsidiaries in the UK, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
OIL & GAS
Halliburton forms Chinese joint venture for hydraulic fracturing services
alliburton is to establish a joint venture company in Xinjiang, China with SPT Energy Group Inc affiliate Petrotech (Xinjiang) Engineering Co Ltd to focus on hydraulic fracturing and production enhancement services. Xinjiang HDTD Oilfield Services Co Ltd will provide fracture stimulation services, including design and analysis, data acquisition and pumping and chemical services in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. This is Halliburton’s first joint venture for hydraulic fracturing services in China.
Inter Pipeline to expand Mid-Saskatchewan pipeline system
nter Pipeline Ltd is planning a C$100 million expansion of its Mid-Saskatchewan pipeline system in Canada. Five oil producers have entered into ship or pay contracts to backstop the project. Inter Pipeline expects the expansion to enter
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