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LACROIX Sofrel appoints Eric Woo ASEAN Business Development Manager

14-03-2017

Photo credit: LACROIX Sofrel France-based international telemetry and district metering area (DMA) company LACROIX Sofrel has appointed Eric Woo as its Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Business Development Manager. Woo will be based in Singapore, and brings 25 years of experience of working in automation and instrumentation in the …

Grundfos cements position as market leader as profits continue to grow

14-03-2017

Denmark-based water company Grundfos posted a net turnover of 24.7 billion DKK (USD$3.5 billion) although their earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) struck 2.2 billion DKK (USD$315 million). An intense second half of the year powered them to a full-year growth of 0.5 per cent in net divestments and local currencies. Between 2015 and 2016 …

‘Parched’ enough to pump water over a distance of 1,000km

13-03-2017

Lake Baikal, located in Siberia, Russia, is the deepest freshwater lake in the world. Photo credit: Kirill Shipitsin/TASS Urban planners in the capital of Gansu, Lanzhou, located in the Northwest of China, have laid out plans to pipe water into the region incapacitated by drought, statements in the Chinese media say. Water will be drawn from the …

Evoqua finishes assembly of large EXTERNALIFT™ SCREW PUMP

13-03-2017

Earlier this month, DAVCO wrapped up the production of an EXTERNALIFT™ SCREW PUMP. Installed at a 38 degree angle, the screw pump is an open flight and efficiently moves slurries and water up from a lower elevation to a higher elevation. The design of the pump requires a carbon steel Torque Tube along with 304L Stainless Steel Flights. …

Hong Kong’s frozen water tariffs are damaging water conservation efforts. Will the nation be able to follow Singapore’s example in reducing water wastage?

10-03-2017

The 30 per cent bump in water pricing that will be spread over two years certainly did not endear Singaporean leaders to the populace, but as water scarcity begins to threaten the region, water experts are beseeching Hong Kong as well as other Asian countries to mimic the island nation’s approach. Singapore’s NEWater – …

Veolia wins contract from Sri Lankan National Water Supply and Drainage Board

10-03-2017

Emerging victorious with a €156 million (USD$165 million) contract from the Sri Lankan National Water Supply and Drainage Board, Veolia will assist in dispensing water through subsidiaries Société Auxiliaire des Distributions d'Eau (SADE) and Omnium de Traitement et de Valorisation (OTV) on an extensive range in the Greater …

Editor’s pickSUEZ acquires GE Water together with CDPQ

10-03-2017

On March 8th, Wednesday, French-based utility company SUEZ bought over 70 per cent of General Electric Co.’s (GE) water unit with Canadian institutional investor Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) taking the remaining 30 per cent for €3.2 billion (USD$3.38 billion), becoming a dominant player in the …

Residential water treatment in Southeast Asia set to hit USD$787.1 million by end 2026

09-03-2017

As the population in Southeast Asia continues to boom, governments, municipality jurisdictions, and civic parties remain resolute in providing a supply of clean, highly-filtered potable water to millions of households in the region. Along with the population hike is the growth of per capita water consumption, which will facilitate the acceptance …

China Everybright Water takes on three upgrading projects in wastewater treatment

09-03-2017

China Everbright Water, an environmental protection company, managed to capture three wastewater treatment upgrading projects, totalling USD$30.5 million, on 6th March, Monday. Liaoning Dalian Quanshui Waste Water Treatment, Liaoning Dalian Chunliuhe Waste Water Treatment, and Shandong Zibo Zhoucun Waste Water Treatment are the three …