Australia

Japan to test trade in sewage water

July 2010 - It may not be the most glamorous export, but selling treated sewage water is seen as a way Japan can profit from billions of tons of water now being dumped into the sea.As early as autumn, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism will conduct an experiment exporting highly treated sewage water from Chiba and Kawasaki cities to Australia.

Manila Water enters Australian utility

May 11, 2010 -A CONSORTIUM including listed Manila Water Co., Inc. has bought a British-led company for P9 billion, allowing the local water utility to operate water and wastewater treatment plants in Australia. In a disclosure, Manila Water told the Philippine Stock Exchange it had signed an agreement with British utilities firm United Utilities PLC to acquire United Utilities Australia, which has around 35 water treatment plants and 22 wastewater treatment plants serving three million people.

MCWD-City West Water twinning

Results of the ADB-funded twinning program between Metro Cebu Water District / Philippines (the 'recipient' twin) and City West Water / Australia (the 'expert' twin): 
 

MCWD-City West Water twinning results

The twinning program between Metro Cebu Water District ( Philippines ) and City West Water ( Australia ) is instructive.  The agreed target, i.e., NRW reduction in a pilot District Metered Area (DMA) was achieved – the recipient twin’s NRW  was reduced to 12% in January 2009 from 3

NSW electricity sell off will cut 2000 jobs, says union

October 07, 2009 - ENERGY sector workers fear up to 2000 jobs will be lost as part of the New South Wales Government's plans to sell off the electricity sector, their union says. The United Services Union (USU) said the Government has backed away from its commitment to guarantee the jobs for electricity workers in its privatisation plan. This could cost the jobs of 1500 EnergyAustralia workers in Sydney's CBD, as well as 400 workers with Integral Energy at Huntingwood in the city's west. USU energy organiser Natalie Falvey said workers at both sites would hold mass meetings today.

Update on WTO and trade issues from Australian unions

June-Aug 2009 - ACTU Congress trade policy, the myth of protectionism and government purchasing policy; Fairytale economic modelling ignores real world experience; Take Action: Tell Crean Not to Push PACER; World Trade Organisation Update; Free Trade Agreement Update; National Climate Emergency Rally; Stop the violent repression against indigenous peruvians; The Australian Labor Party National Conference and what it means for a fairer trade policy

South Australia sue Veolia for 'misleading and deceiving'

The Australian September 1, 2009 Tuesday State sues water firm for millions
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,,26009369-2702,00.html

ONE of the world's largest water companies has been accused of misleading and deceiving South Australians over a contract signed 14 years ago, prompting the Rann government to launch legal action for damages that could run into tens of millions of dollars.

100 year lease of 359MW of gas and distillate peaking plant near Adelaide, South Australia to Intl Power

Synergen Bid Success (11/05/2000) - National Power announced today it has successfully bid £13.8million (A$35.6million) for the Synergen business which consists of a total of 359MW of gas and distillate peaking plant near Adelaide, South Australia. The acquisition of Synergen through a 100 year lease is expected to be completed next month (June 2000) and will be financed from Group funds. It is in line with the company's strategic objective of developing a major platform for growth in the Australian power market.

Intl Power Acquires Additional 19.9% of Hazelwood Power (Australia)

International Power Acquires Additional 19.9% of Hazelwood Power Station in Australia for £32.4 Million (London, November 13, 2000) -- International Power plc, announced an agreement for the acquisition of Scottish Power's 19.9% interest in the 1600 megawatt (MW) Hazelwood power station in Victoria, Australia. The Aus$88 million purchase (£32.4 million), increases International Power's ownership in Hazelwood to 91.8%, and strengthens the company's position as one of Australia's leading independent power generators. The transfer of ownership will be completed on November 17, 2000.

Sale of Valley Power plant (Australia) to Snowy Hydro

International Power completes sale of interest in 300 MW Valley Power plant, Australia (London – 17 October 2005) -- International Power and Mitsui & Co, Ltd (IPM) have completed the sale of IPM’s 60% interest in the 300 MW Valley Power peaking plant in Victoria, Australia, to Snowy Hydro Ltd. IPM’s 60% share was sold for an enterprise value of A$146 million (£62 million).

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Intl Power acquires remaining 50% shares of EnergyAustralia

International Power completes acquisition of remaining 50% of its Australian Retail Partnership (London – 16 August) - International Power has successfully completed the acquisition of the remaining 50% of the EnergyAustralia and International Power (Australia) retail energy partnership. International Power has paid A$142 million (£59 million) in cash to EnergyAustralia for the remaining 50% share of the partnership from existing liquid resources. Following the completion of this transaction the business will be called Simply Energy. The business sells electricity and gas to retail customers in Victoria and South Australia and now has more than 400,000 power and gas accounts, providing an effective additional route to market for International Power Australia.

International Power 2007 Highlights - Asia, Australia, Middle East

Financial highlights from Intl Power's operations in Australia, Pakistan, Indonesia, Middle East (2007)

Sumitomo in Power Generation Project in Australia

Apr. 10, 2009 - Sumitomo Corporation (head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Susumu Kato) has acquired 70% stake in the project company which owns and operates the Kwinana power plant in Australia. It is our first opportunity to participate in power generation project in Australia. Kwinana power plant is 320MW natural gas fired combined cycle power plant which is located nearby Perth, Western Australia It has been in good operation since its commissioning in November 2008.

JBIC Loan for Australian LNG Project

JBIC Loan for Australian LNG Project to Ensure Stable Natural Gas Supply to Japan Supporting Resource Development Business of Japanese Power and Gas Utilities (June 25, 2008)

AUSTRALIA POWER UPDATES 2005

? Hongkong-based CLP to buy SingPower assets in Australia
? NSW to build three power plants
? Energex to upgrade Queensland network
? Western Australia to tender 60% of its energy supply
? Thiess-Alinta to undertake Melbourne’s electrical infra construction, maintenance
? Transfield eyeing power infrastructure market
? Origin Energy to build gas-fired plant in Victoria, take over NZ’s Contact Energy
? Novera Energy to co-develop renewable energy assets in UK, Scotland
? Pacific Hydro to sell-off operations
? Royal Dutch/Shell to sell stake in Intergen

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