Megawide consortium selected for Philippines water reclamation project

WCN Editorial Team 9 Jan 2018 ASIA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Megawide Construction, an engineering and infrastructure conglomerate in the Philippines, has partnered with Toshiba Group’s UEM India and local company LinkENERGIE Industries to deliver the 88 MLD Las Pinas Water Reclamation Facility for Maynilad.

The consortium will also design the facility and the construction components.

The design and build contract is valued at more than PHP2bn (about $40m). This is Megawide’s first water reclamation engineering project and is also the first project with Maynilad.

Upon completion, the facility will allow the water company to recover 88 million litres per day (MLD) of potable water, which will be enough to supply 88,000 households.

Design and pre-construction work on the Las Pinas facility will begin in January 2018.

UEM is an environmental services company specialising in water and wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal.

The company has presence in the US, Trinidad & Tobago, and India. Toshiba Group acquired the company in 2015.

Megawide Construction group chairman Edgar Saavedra said: “The Megawide construction business will continue its expansion this year, starting with Maynilad’s 88 MLD Las Piñas facility.

“We are actively seeking more projects outside the residential and commercial types to expand our portfolio.

“We partnered with UEM and LinkENERGIE to ensure delivery of the highest quality standards. UEM brings solid international experience in creating water treatment facilities and we are looking forward applying their world-class standards to this project.”

He said the group is looking into projects that have a big impact on nation building following its multi-year diversification plan.

Saavedra said: “This is a project that will greatly benefit Greater Manila and adjacent provinces. We are proud to be a partner of Maynilad in this endeavour and we are looking forward to pursuing more projects in this industry.

“Our construction business is off to a great start this year. We have a number of exciting new projects that we will announce very soon.”

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