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United Utilities has secured a £500m loan from the European Investment Bank for improvements to its water and wastewater networks across the North West.
18-Apr-2016


United Utilities is looking to invest £120m in improvements to wastewater treatment facilities in Blackburn after 2016.
26-Aug-2014


United Utilities is to set up a £10m data centre at its Davyhulme sewage plant in Greater Manchester by October 2014.
27-Nov-2013


United Utilities is to invest £700m in infrastructure projects over the next year, including water treatment works in Manchester and Liverpool, while 40 apprentices will be recruited every year until 2015.
28-May-2012


United Utilities is considering a proposal to build a £2.6bn water pipe next to the HS2 rail link between London and Manchester by 2033, in order to manage water shortages.
27-Feb-2012


United Utilities is looking to recruit 40 apprentices at its water operations in Bolton, Manchester, Stockport, Warrington and Wigan.
13-Feb-2012


United Utilities has won permission for the £200m expansion of its waste treatment plant at Sandon Dock in Liverpool, with the creation of up to 350 jobs.
16-Jan-2012


United Utilities is to recruit up to 40 apprentices a year for the next four years, as part of a programme to improve its water and waste operations in the North West.
25-Jan-2011


United Utilities is to create 250 new jobs at call centres in Warrington and Whitehaven, in order to transfer billing and payments work from abroad.
06-Dec-2010


United Utilities is to sell its 50% stake in the Meter Fit non-regulated gas and electricity meter ownership business to its joint venture partner Marlin Acquisitions for £119m.
02-Aug-2010


United Utilities is to sell its non-regulated water businesses to Veolia Environnement of France for about £175m, including operations in Scotland, Bulgaria, Estonia and Poland.
15-Jun-2010


United Utilities has sold its water and wastewater treatment operations in Australia to a consortium led by Mitsubishi Corporation for £136m.
11-May-2010


United Utilities is to invest £4.3m in a pilot project to generate gas at its Davyhulme wastewater treatment plant in Manchester.
16-Jun-2009


United Utilities and Interserve have been selected as preferred bidders for a municipal waste treatment contract for Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council, including the development of a new plant.
22-Dec-2008


United Utilities has sold its Norweb electricity distribution business to a consortium of Colonial First State Global Asset Management and JP Morgan Asset Management for £1.8bn.
26-Nov-2007


United Utilities is to sell its Vertex Data Science business outsourcing division to a private equity consortium led by Oak Hill Capital Partners for £217m.
16-Jan-2007


United Utilities is to acquire 1st Software Group, the financial planning software company, for an initial £25m, in order to expand its Vertex Financial Services division.
10-Feb-2006


United Utilities is creating up to 24 new jobs for engineers in its gas emergency service in the north-east, Yorkshire and northern Cumbria.
09-Dec-2005


United Utilities has awarded a £50m contract to a consortium of Amec and Lurgi UK to expand the Mersey Valley sludge processing plant near Widnes by 2008.
01-Sep-2005


United Utilities has acquired Marlborough Stirling, the financial software company, for £95m, in order to expand its Vertex Data Science division.
09-Mar-2005


United Utilities has sold 40 green energy projects to Novera Energy and Macquarie Bank for £63m, including 29 landfill gas sites, ten small hydropower sites and one mine gas site.
22-Dec-2004


United Utilities has won approval from the Welsh Assembly to build a £120m wind farm with 30 turbines off the coast of Porthcawl.
09-Jul-2004


United Utilities is seeking contractors to build a £30m bio-fuel plant at an undisclosed location in South Wales.
20-May-2004


United Utilities has acquired Eurocall, the Manchester-based telecoms company with 137 staff, for £42m, in order to expand its Your Communications business.
02-Mar-2004


United Utilities and Peel Holdings are to submit plans for a £50m 26-turbine wind farm on moor land between Rawtenstall and Rochdale.
10-Jun-2003


United Utilities has unveiled proposals to build 12 wind turbines at Clowbridge near Burnley.
02-Jan-2003


United Utilities and Abbey National Treasury Services have won a £225m contract from British Gas to install and maintain about 5m gas meters in northern England and North Wales.
22-May-2002


United Utilities is planning to invest £200m in renewable energy schemes, including wind farms, landfill gas, biomass and hydroelectric plants.
19-Nov-2001


United Utilities is considering plans to build wind farms and grow green energy crops in Cumbria, in an attempt to find alternative uses for former sheep grazing land.
06-Aug-2001


United Utilities is to buy the non-regulated water supply and waste water operations of Hyder from Western Power Distribution for £75m, allowing WPD to focus on Hyder's power business.
22-Dec-2000


United Utilities has acquired Intercell, the Sheffield-based telecoms company, for undisclosed terms, and it will be merged into its Norweb Telecom operation.
04-Feb-2000


United Utilities is to invest £100m over the next 12 months in the creation of a broad-band national network for its Norweb Telecom business, including a new sales and marketing support division in Liverpool.
20-Jan-2000


United Utilities is to recruit a further 30 sales and marketing staff in order to expand its Norweb Telecom business throughout the country.
12-Aug-1999


United Utilities has announced the disposal of Norweb's US generation interests to Indeck North American Power Fund for £25m.
08-Apr-1997


US Filter has acquired the process equipment division of United Utilities for £125m.
08-Oct-1996