Aftenposten melder 23. januar 2012 at det statlige selskapet China Investment Corporation har kjøpt 8,68% av selskapet som eier Thames Water, vann- og avløpsverket som forsyner London.
Rett før nyttår kjøpte Abu Dhabi Investment Authority 9,9% av samme selskapet.
Thames Water Utilities Ltd, known as Thames Water, is the private utility company responsible for the public water supply and waste water treatment in large parts of Greater London, the Thames Valley, Surrey, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Kent, and some other areas of in the United Kingdom. Thames Water is the UK's largest water and wastewater services company, and supplies 2.6 Gigalitres of drinking water a day.
Thames Water is responsible for a range of water management infrastructure projects including the Thames Water Ring Main around London, Europe's largest wastewater treatment works and the UK's first large-scale desalination plant. Infrastructure proposals by the company include the £2.2 billion London Tideway Tunnels, and the proposed reservoir at Abingdon, Oxfordshire, which would be the largest enclosed reservoir in the UK.
Thames Water is regulated under the Water Industry Act 1991 and is owned by Kemble Water Limited.
Kemble Water Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kemble Water Holdings Limited, which is a consortium led by Macquarie Groups' European Infrastructure Funds and which includes non-Macquarie pension funds and institutional investors. It was formed to facilitate the purchase of Thames Water from RWE in 2006, and is now the parent company of Thames Water.
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