Spanish firm bags another water treatment deal with Maynilad

Published June 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Madelaine B. Miraflor

Spanish firm ACCIONA has bagged another deal with Maynilad Water Services Inc. after turning over the latter’s US$127-million Putatan II drinking water treatment plant in Muntinlupa.

In a statement, ACCIONA said that it has bagged another Maynilad contract to put up a plant in the Laguna Lake area, a development that will further strengthen its presence in the Philippines.

This was after the company recently turned over the US$127-million Putatan II drinking water treatment plant to Maynilad.

It was in April last year when Maynilad inaugurated Putatan II, which is part of its strategy to minimize its dependence on Angat Dam, a 53-year old dam that supplies 97 percent of Metro Manila’s water needs.

As of April last year, the facility already began producing 100 million liters per day (mld) of potable water for some 1 million Maynilad customers. The facility’s output was supposed to be expanded in phases until it reaches 150 mld by the end of last year.

Through ACCIONA’s advanced reverse osmosis technology that uses a small carbon footprint, Maynilad’s Putatan II plant could treat 150,000 cubic meters of raw water per day from Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in the Philippines and the second-biggest inland freshwater lake in Southeast Asia.

“One of ACCIONA’s goals in the country is to supply clean drinking water to as many households as possible,” Ruben Camba, ACCIONA Country Manager, said.

ACCIONA also previously won the contract to construct the 650-meter Cebu-Cordova cable-stayed bridge that will provide a faster and more accessible connection between Cebu’s industrial zone and Mactan International Airport and to Cordova’s new urban developments on Mactan Island.