Patric B. Villalobos, Contributor
Spanish company Acciona has recently handed over to Maynilad Water Services Inc. the $127 million-worth Putatan II drinking water treatment facility in Muntinlupa with a capacity to supply clean and potable water to 1.5 million people.
The firm, which provides sustainable solutions for infrastructure and renewable energy (RE) projects, was involved in the design and construction of the plant. It will then operate and maintain the project for one year.
The new facility, which can treat 150,000 cubic meters daily of raw water from Laguna de Bay, uses advanced reverse osmosis technology known for its small carbon footprint.
The multinational won another Maynilad contract to put up a plant with similar requirements in the said largest lake in the country 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,” said Ruben Camba, country manager of Acciona.
Since 2016, the company has been carbon neutral, offsetting all carbon dioxide emissions generated that it could not reduce.
With operations in over 40 countries the world over, it continues to make its presence felt locally by joining in different RE, infrastructure, water and services in the Philippines.
Acciona earlier bagged the contract to build the 650-meter Cebu-Cordova cable-stayed bridge designed to provide a faster and more accessible link between Cebu’s industrial zone and Mactan International Airport and to Cordova’s new urban developments on Mactan Island.