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Construction contractors selected for Thames Tideway Tunnel

Thames Water has selected the preferred contractors for the three construction lots for the £4.2 billion ($6.5 billion) Thames Tideway Tunnel super sewer, with Ferrovial and Laing O’Rourke taking the largest contract

IFC mulls Brazilian infra fund investment

GP Investimentos has approached the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for an equity contribution of up to $50 million in a 12-year closed-end private equity fund

Argentina signs OFID aqueduct loan

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has signed its first-ever public sector loan agreement with Argentina for a water supply project in the Santa Fé Province

MOP shortlists more firms for Punilla reservoir PPP

Chile's Ministry of Public Works (MOP) has prequalified more bidders in the forthcoming tender for the $387 million La Punilla reservoir project in Chile's Bío Bío region

IFC invests in China Everbright Water

The IFC has signed an agreement to invest $35 million in China Everbright Water, one of China’s leading wastewater treatment companies

Two groups re-enter bids for Abu Rawash wastewater

The two remaining bidders for the Abu Rawash wastewater project have submitted new bids, as the long-delayed tender beginning to gather pace

Severn Trent commences share buyback

UK water utiltiy Severn Trent announces it will commence a £100 million ($152 million) share buy back programme, to move toward a higher net debt/regulatory capital value gearing ratio of 62.5%

Hermes GPE infra fund due for April final close

The Hermes GPE infrastructure fund is planning to raise roughly £75 million ($114 million) at its final close in April which would bring the fund to about £900 million, after the latest close took place on 31 December 2014

City of Saint John issues RFP for water treatment PPP

The City of Saint John in the Canadian province of New Brunswick has issued request for proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams for its water treatment PPP project, IJGlobal has learnt

FCC appoints new directors

Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim has appointed new directors to the board of Spanish construction firm FCC following his recent acquisition of a 25.6% stake

ICA signs $273m Santa Maria dam contract

Mexico’s largest infrastructure company, ICA, announced the signing of a Ps 3.989 billion ($273m) public works contract to build the Santa Maria reservoir dam with Federal Water Commission, Conagua

NADB gets $3b capital injection for projects

The North American Development Bank (NADB) has received a $3 billion capital injection from the US and Mexican governments for the development and financing of environmental infrastructure projects in the US-Mexico border region

MOP Chile prequalifies bidders for Punilla reservoir

The Chilean Ministry of Public Works (MOP) has begun to prequalify companies for the bidding of the $387 million La Punilla reservoir project in Chile's Bío Bío region

NADB backs Mexican desalination plant

The North American Development Bank (NADB) has disbursed a $22 million (Ps320 million) loan to GS Inima Environment for the construction of a desalination project in Ensenada, Baja California state

Ontario Teachers’, PSP Investments, Santander in joint acquisition

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) and Banco Santander have announced an agreement to jointly acquire a portfolio of renewable energy and water infrastructure assets valued at $2 billion

Late-January start to Thames Tideway Tunnel second round

Bidders on the £4.2 billion ($6.6 billion) Thames Tideway Tunnel sewer project in London are expecting the second round dialogue for the project's private sector financing to begin towards the end of January 2015

Mexican water concessionaire closes bond issue

Mexican water concessionaire, Desarrollos Hidráulicos de Cancún, a subsidiary of construction firm Grupo Mexicano de Desarrollo, last week closed a Ps 900 million ($62m) bond issuance for the expansion and modernisation of a drinking water system in Quintana Roo state

Illinois city to privatise water systems

The City of O’Fallon, in the state of Illinois is seeking a private sector partner for the lease or sale of its water and wastewater systems

Myanmar's YCDC signs with JICA on Yangon water

Myanmar's YCDC has signed a Y563 million loan agreement with JICA for the Y23 billion Greater Yangon Water Supply Improvement project

Hyflux favourite for Oman’s Qurayyat IWP

Hyflux has entered the lowest bid for the Qurayyat independent water project in Oman and looks favourite to win the award, according to a source close to the deal