Sembcorp starts construction of floating solar farm in Singapore

Sembcorp Floating Solar and the Public Utilities Board (PUB) have commenced construction of a 60 megawatt-peak floating solar photovoltaic system at the Tengeh Reservoir in Singapore. The PV plant will be one of the world’s largest inland floating solar photovoltaic farms, enabling Singapore to integrate the technology with water treatment facilities. The site is expected to start full

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Manila secures US$126m loan for Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (Philippines)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$126m loan for the construction of a 15km water transmission pipeline aimed at helping secure water supply in Metro Manila, Philippines. The funding for the Angat Water Transmission Improvement Project will help to improve downstream transmission capacity. It is part of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System’s (MWSS) effort

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AIIB approves $170m loan for Bangladesh’s sanitation infrastructure

AIIB (Asian infrastructure Investment Bank) has approved the US$170 million loan for to Bangladesh for improved sanitation services in Dhaka, which should benefit around 1.5 million local residents. The Dhaka Sanitation Improvement project is co-financed with the World Bank and will support Bangladesh government’s investments in sanitation infrastructure comprising sewerage systems, sewage treatment, and pilot

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Reports claim WSP Global is progressing with discussions to buy Aecom

Canada’s WSP Global Inc. is moving ahead with talks to acquire rival engineering services firm Aecom, reports say. Shares of Aecom rose 7.7% to $51.33 at 10:14 a.m. in New York trading Wednesday, giving the company a market capitalization of about $8.1 billion. WSP Global shares fell less than 1% to C$88.48 in Toronto, valuing it at about C$9.4 billion ($7 billion). Bloomberg

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