Manila, Philippines(22 October2015) –Maynilad Water Services Inc. (Maynilad) has hiredBlack & Veatch toshape the future of wastewater management for more than 9 million people across Metro Manila in the Philippines.
“We are assisting Maynilad in crafting wastewater design standards and guidelines for them to effectively implement their wastewater roadmap. Having the right standards in place ensures consistency and efficiency to enable Maynilad to progressively expand Metro Manila’s wastewater service coverageas cost effectively as possible,” said Tse Yau Shing, Project Director at Black & Veatch.
Black & Veatch will tailor for Maynilad a set of guidelines and performance standards for its sewage collection network and treatment systems. The company will draw upon decades of experience in designing and building world-class water and wastewater treatment facilities in Singapore, Hong Kong and other densely populated urban centers throughout the world.
“Black & Veatch will help us benchmark against best practices from Asia and globally. The work will help us focus first on our near term expansion objectives, without losing sight over the longer termof being able to upgrade the assets to more advanced systems,” said Ms. Yolanda Lucas, Head of Program Management Division of Maynilad.
The scope of work for the project includes developing specifications for construction, testing and commissioning as well as design guidelines and standards. Water experts from PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, will share Singapore’s experience and provide technical advice to Black & Veatch for the project. The project is expected to end by mid-2016.
Mayniladis the water and wastewater services provider for 17 cities and municipalities in the West Zone of Metro Manila. Its concession has recently been extended to 2025.
- Black & Veatch first deliveredinnovative water solutions in the Philippines inthe 1960s. Its first major project was a study commissioned by the World Health Organization to produce a Master Plan for Sewage System for the Manila Metropolitan area.
- The company is also involved in power generation projects throughout the Philippines looking to support the development of both traditional and renewable energy solutions.
- Black & Veatch is involved in leading wastewater projects throughout Asia including the iconic Deep Tunnel Sewerage System, Phase 2 in Singapore as well as a review of Hong Kong’s entire sewer and drainage system.
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