Delaware's Port of Wilmingon to be Developed and Operated through P3

The State of Delaware has turned to the private sector to redevelop the 100-year-old Port of Wilmington. Gulftainer, a subsidiary of Gulftainer Company Limited, has partnered with the state and will handle operations and development responsibilities for the port. Gulftainer is expected to contribute up to $584M in investments to the Port.

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Government leaders are beginning to turn to collaborative joint ventures for water projects

Water utilities in the United States were once operated almost completely by private companies. That began to change when Boston, New York, Los Angeles and other large cities expanded in the late 19th century. Water utilities failed to manage the increased demand and government leaders stepped up to assume responsibility for adequate water resources. That’s been the case for decades, but now water problems are critical again. Most water experts believe another change is imminent.

Texas City Pursuing P3 for Wastewater Disposal

The City of Tyler, Texas, is considering entering into a public-private partnership with Texas Organic to repurpose wastewater sludge. Currently, the city spends $350,000 on transporting wastewater to a landfill. “We’ll hopefully see some significant savings in the disposal costs for the wastewater sludge,” managing director of public works Scott Taylor told the Tyler Morning Telegraph.

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SUEZ will Design, Build and Operate Water Management System for Woonsocket, Rhode Island

The City of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, has selected Suez and its partners to design, build and operate a new drinking water facility for the city. This partnership is an element of the municipality’s comprehensive plan to bring water quality up to state regulations. SUEZ will ensure the continuity of service at the existing plant while the new facility is constructed and will then operate and maintain the new water treatment plant for a period of 20 years and an amount of $53m.

SUEZ Partnership with Nassau County to Save Nearly One Million Gallons of Water Per Day

In a joint effort to protect Nassau County’s precious but limited water resources, SUEZ and Nassau County are proposing to construct the County’s first water recycling facility at the Cedar Creek Water Pollution Control Plant in Wantagh. Water recycling is reusing treated wastewater for beneficial purposes such as agricultural and landscape irrigation, industrial processes, toilet flushing, and replenishing a ground water basin (referred to as ground water recharge).

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