Construction and infrastructure group Megawide Construction Corp. has teamed up with a unit of Toshiba Group to build a P2-billion water reclamation engineering project for Maynilad Water in Las Piñas.
The design and build contract for the facility, which will have a capacity of 88 million liters per day (MLD), marks Megawide’s debut in water reclamation engineering. The project will break ground this January.
“The Megawide construction business will continue its expansion this year, starting with Maynilad’s 88-MLD Las Piñas facility,” Megawide chair Edgar Saavedra said in a press statement on Monday.
“We are actively seeking more projects outside the residential and commercial types to expand our portfolio,” he said.
This project also marks Megawide’s first project with Maynilad. Once completed, it will allow the
water company to recover 88 MLD of potable water, which is estimated to be sufficient to supply 88,000 households.
Megawide partnered with Toshiba Group’s UEM India Pvt. Ltd. (UEM), and local company LinkENERGIE Industries Co., Inc. (LinkENERGIE) to deliver the project’s design and construction components.
“We partnered with UEM and LinkENERGIE to ensure delivery of the highest quality standards. UEM brings solid international experience in creating water treatment facilities and we are looking forward applying their world-class standards to this project,” Saavedra said.
UEM is an international environmental services company that specializes in water and wastewater
collection, treatment, and disposal. It has a solid presence in the USA, Trinidad & Tobago, and India. It was acquired by Japanese multinational conglomerate Toshiba in 2015.
Saavedra said Megawide would henceforth be looking into projects that have a big impact on nation-building following its multi-year diversification plan.
“This is a project that will greatly benefit Greater Manila and adjacent provinces,” said Saavedra. “We are proud to be a partner of Maynilad in this endeavor and we are looking forward to pursuing more projects in this industry.”
Saavedra hinted that there were more projects in Megawide’s pipeline for the first quarter of 2018.
“Our construction business is off to a great start this year,” said Saavedra. “We have a number of exciting new projects that we will announce very soon.”
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