Tedagua, in consortium with Philippine construction company First Balfour, secured a $55 million contract in December 2020 for the design and construction of the East Bay Drinking Water Treatment Plant. The contract was awarded by Manila Water Company Inc., the exclusive provider of drinking water and wastewater services to over six million people in the eastern part of Manila and Rizal Province. However, it has only recently become possible to commence work, subsequent to the completion of administrative procedures.
The contract is for the design and construction of a DWTP with a production capacity of 50,000 cubic metres per day in the Pakil Lake area, east of Manila. The plant will implement ozonisation, dissolved air flotation and two filtration stages, in addition to reverse osmosis at times of the year when the lake has high salinity levels. Once commissioned, a one-year period of operation and maintenance will commence, during which time local staff will be trained to ensure smooth operation of the facility in the future.
This project will help to reinforce the supply system and mitigate the current drinking water shortages afflicting the people of Manila, whose metropolitan area has one of the highest population densities in the world.
Through securing this contract, Tedagua continues to reinforce its presence in the Asian market, where it recently inaugurated the Tuas III desalination plant in Singapore and the supply infrastructure for the Mirpur area in Dhaka (Bangladesh).