WABAG Philippines has secured another order worth around US$ 15 million from Maynilad Water Services for the construction of the Muntasan WWTP at Tunasan. The project is financed by the World Bank and will help to keep the Laguna Lake, an important alternate drinking water source, clean. Start-up of the new biological wastewater treatment plant is scheduled in 2016.
The new WWTP at Tunasan, located in the south of Metro Manila, will have a capacity of 20,000 m3/d and will employ the proven activated sludge process for biological treatment. This project is unique since the WWTP is constructed to handle wastewater flowing into the Laguna Lake which is one of the biggest alternate drinking water sources of Philippines.
After designing and building the plant, WABAG will operate and maintain the plant for a period of one year as part of the contract. WABAG has already executed three projects in Philippines at Bagbag, Tatalon and Dona Imelda and is currently executing two large projects at Illugin (100,000 m3/d WWTP) and Putatan (150,000 m3/d WTP).
Commenting on the development, Mr. Coleridge Shelley, Director – WABAG Philippines said “WABAG, within a few years of its existence in Philippines, has carved a niche in water and waste water treatment market and repeat orders from the existing clients go to prove that WABAG is a trusted partner in Philippines in the water treatment space”.