PUTATAN, The Philippines – Spanish water company Acciona Agua has secured its first project in the Philippines as part of a strategy to grow in South East Asia.
Maynilad Water Services Inc. (MWSI), a provider of water and wastewater services for the 17 cities and municipalities that make up the western part of Greater Manila, awarded the contract to a joint venture consisting of Acciona Agua and the local companies Jardine Electric Control Philippines (JECP) and Frey Fil.
Worth €90 million, the contract includes the design and build of the Putatan 2 drinking water plant and to operate it during its first year in service.
Building work is expected to be completed in mid-2018, with 18 months slated for construction.
To provide water for six million people, the new plant is situated in Muntinlupa, in the south of the metropolitan area of Manila, next to an existing Water Treatment Plant (Putatan 1).
Raw water will be taken from Laguna de Bay, the biggest lake in the Philippines and the second-biggest inland freshwater lake in South-East Asia, to deliver clean drinking water.
The treatment plan for the new plant includes a number of advanced technical processes, including Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF), Biological Aerated Filter(BAF), Ultrafiltration (UF), Reverse Osmosis (RO) and disinfection in different stages through the oxidation of particular compounds.