Long-term framework win with Manila Water

Jerman Cheung Jerman Cheung East Asia Press Office,Hong Kong
24 April 2018

Arup has been appointed for a 5-year framework agreement with Manila Water Company, Inc. to develop a series of large water, wastewater treatment and sewerage projects.

The scope of this framework includes feasibility study, design, procurement, and construction management of pre-identified system projects in the water supply and used water categories for Manila Water. Arup is working in a joint venture with GHD, a multinational technical professional services firm to deliver these services.

This is the first framework for a similar utility in the Southeast Asia region. The commission results from our long-term relationship with Manila Water, who we have been working with in their expansion projects for the past 10 years.

Arup will develop a core team to support this work which will improve project output through continuous improvement on local water projects and transfer international best practice to the region.

The framework agreement is aligned with the government’s 'Build, Build, Build' infrastructure agenda. Manila Water’s consultancy services framework is considered a landmark strategy within the industry not only in the Philippines but in the entire Southeast Asian region. ”

— Geodino Carpio, Manila Water Chief Operating Officer

The framework agreement symbolises what we believe is Manila Water’s commitment to bring best practices in delivering projects of varying sizes and complexities in order to improve services. Collectively we aim to bring our best local and international resources and as much innovation into Manila Water's projects. ” Raul Manlapig Raul Manlapig Director

Present during the signing were (from left): Raul Manlapig, Managing Director, Arup; Darren Shrives, Operating Center Manager, GHD; Geodino Carpio, Chief Operating Officer, Manila Water; Maidy Lynne Quinto, Group Director for Corporate Project Management, Manila Water; William Yong, Vice President, Black & Veatch Water Southeast Asia; and Michael Roberto Reyes, President and COO, DCCD. Photo creidit: © Manila Water