ACCIONA, together with its local partners Jardine Energy Control Philippines (JECP) and Frey-Fil Consortium, officially opened the The New Putatan drinking water treatment plant on 8 April, in the city of Muntinlupa on the southern limit of the metropolitan area of Manila, the country’s capital city, in a zone adjoining the existing Putatan drinking water plant.
The official opening event was attended by various institutional representatives, such as the Spanish ambassador to the Philippines, Jorge Moragas Sánchez, the mayor of Muntinlupa city, Jaime R. Fresnedi and Maynilad Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan , as well as representatives from the three companies that make up the consortium commissioned to construct this drinking water treatment plant.
In addition to the speeches by the parties involved in the project, the inauguration also included a guided tour of the plant’s facilities.
Maynilad Water Services Inc. (MWSI), the water and sewerage services provider for the 17 cities and municipalities that make up the western part of Metro Manila, awarded the contract to construct the New Putatan drinking water treatment plant in 2016 to the consortium made up of ACCIONA Agua and local companies Jardine Energy Control Philippines (JECP) and Frey-Fil Corporation. ACCIONA Agua will operate the plant for a year.
The New Putatan plant, with a capacity of 150,000 m3/day, supplies drinking water to more than a million people. One of its key features is the advanced treatment of untreated water from Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in the Philippines and the second largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, to guarantee clean and healthy water.
The inauguration of the New Putatan plant is a major step in the objective to make drinking water available to as many of the population as possible, since despite the abundance of the country’s water resources, many Philippine households still do not have access to drinking water.
The Putatan 2 drinking water treatment plant was the first of several contracts that ACCIONA has won in the country and provides a reference for the company in building its presence in Southeast Asia, which is considered to be a market with great potential for infrastructure projects.