Severn Trent was 1.6% higher in London early Thursday at 2,037.00 pence a share, United Utilities up 1.1% at 773.20p, and Pennon
up 1.4% at 746.60p.
's chief executive officer Chris Loughlin said: "Pennon
is dedicated to working in ever more sustainable ways, and we are extremely excited to be announcing this first-of-its-kind investment in plastics recycling.
already has 11 rubbish-burning power plants - or "energy recovery facilities" - and chief executive Chris Loughlin said the company is looking at potentially opening two more plastic recycling sites next to other plants.
, which owns South West Water, revealed profits have jumped thanks to increased awareness and demand for recycling.
, owner of South West Water, announces results on Thursday
Group owns South West Water Limited and waste management company Viridor Limited.
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"The European Investment Bank recognises the strong track record of Viridor, owned by Pennon
Group, successfully implementing cutting edge plants across the country and we expect to finalise technical details for a PS110m long-term EIB loan in the coming weeks."
16 April 2015 - UK-based infrastructure company Pennon
Group Plc has acquired 100% of the issued share capital of Sembcorp Bournemouth Water Investments Ltd.
said pre-tax profits, excluding one-off items, fell by 9.8% to PS100m in the six months to the end of September - in line with expectations.
In other market news, Pennon
Group, the FTSE 250 Index owner of South West Water Ltd and Viridor Ltd, reported its full-year results yesterday morning.
Britain's other two remaining listed water companies Pennon
Group and United Utilities also rose by 4.3 percent and 4.1 percent.
The announcement pushed up the value of other UK utilities including Pennon
Group and United Utilities, on speculation other bidders may be attracted by the stable, low-risk returns backed by assets that they offer.
Other utilities companies also benefited, with Pennon
up 31p at 766.5p, and Severn Trent ahead 58p at 1766p.