SUEZ has signed a new contract with Manila Water for designing and building a wastewater treatment plant in Metro Manila, the Philippines. The plant will serve the three cities of Mandaluyong, San Juan, and Quezon in the capital region of Metro Manila as part of efforts to reach 100% sewer coverage by 2037.
MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — With a population of more than 13 million, Metro Manila currently has an ambitious target to increase the household sewerage coverage and subsequent treatment, in the region to avoid various health and water pollution issues. SUEZ has been appointed to undertake the design and construction as well as one year of operation and maintenance of the Aglipay Sewage Treatment Plant in Mandaluyong City. Construction is underway and is expected to be completed in early 2024.
The plant is designed with a daily capacity of 60,000 m3 to treat the wastewater in Mandaluyong City, southern Quezon City, and southern San Juan City. It will be a breakthrough in contributing to the client’s agenda of complete sewer coverage in the east zone, significantly enhancing the health and sanitary conditions of 652,000 residents.
SUEZ will deliver its innovative Meteorâ„¢ Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) and Greendafâ„¢ technologies to help cut operating costs and installation space compared to conventional methods. The plant will meet stringent national standards exceeding EU requirements to reduce adverse impact on Manila Bay and Pasig River and environmental footprint. This MBBR plant will also be the biggest of its kind in the country.
Francois Fevrier, CEO of Water, SUEZ Asia, said: “The partnership with Manila Water is symbolic in writing a new chapter in wastewater treatment for Metro Manila. SUEZ is entrusted to bring in tailored advanced water solutions to enhance the megacity’s water quality, hygiene, and sanitation. I believe our experience will help the Philippines cope with its water treatment challenges.”
Since entry into Asia in the past 60+ years, SUEZ has built more than 600 water and wastewater treatment plants. In the Philippines, SUEZ has been providing wastewater treatment and drinking water services since 1961. Recently, the Group has also completed the refurbishment work for a drinking water treatment plant in Santa Barbara, Iloilo City, and is currently building a wastewater treatment plant in Cupang, Muntinlupa City, the Philippines.
Since the end of the 19th century, SUEZ has built expertise aimed at helping people to constantly improve their quality of life by protecting their health and supporting economic growth. With an active presence on five continents, SUEZ and its 90,000 employees strive to preserve our environment’s natural capital: water, soil, and air. SUEZ provides innovative and resilient solutions in water management, waste recovery, site remediation and air treatment, optimising municipalities’ and industries’ resource management through “smart” cities and improving their environmental and economic performance. The Group delivers sanitation services to 64 million people and produces 7.1 billion m3 of drinking water. SUEZ is also a contributor to economic growth, with more than 200,000 jobs created directly and indirectly on an annual basis, and a provider of new resources, with 4.2 million tonnes of secondary raw materials produced. By 2030, the Group is targeting 100% sustainable solutions, with a positive impact on our environment, health and climate. SUEZ generated total revenue of â‚¬18.0 billion in 2019.
About SUEZ Asia:
With a strong presence of 60+ years in South East Asia and 40+ years in Greater China, SUEZ is a preferred partner in helping authorities and industrial clients develop water and waste management solutions that enable cities and industries to optimise their resource management and strengthen their environment and economic performances. With 9,000+ employees and 70+ joint ventures with local partners, the Group has built 600+ water and wastewater plants, with 32+ million people benefiting from our water and waste services. Today, SUEZ is recognized as one of the most influential companies and a service benchmark in leading the region’s environmental industry. We operate China’s first PPP water contract in Macau, one of Asia’s largest hazardous waste treatment facilities in Shanghai, as well as a plastic recycling plant in Thailand. It is also a leader in Hong Kong’s waste management industry and delivers environmental services to 20 industrial parks.
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