Sta. Clara International Corporation (SCIC), one of the country’s leading engineering and main contracting groups, has clinched another big-ticket project to add to its growing portfolio. SCIC has recently been commissioned by Apo Agua Infrastructura, Inc. (Apo Agua) to take charge of the final construction phase of the water treatment plant and other additional installations for the Davao City Bulk Water Supply Project (DCBWSP).
The DCBWSP, a joint undertaking between the Davao City Water District (DCWD) and Apo Agua, is one of the most significant private bulk water supply infrastructure projects and the first of its kind in the country. This trailblazing project intends to provide an alternative water source aside from ground-well sources by tapping the Tamugan River as Davao City’s next source of potable water for Davaoeños.
With its Water-Energy Nexus Concept, a built-in hydroelectric power plant will allow this state-of-the-art facility to run on renewable energy. The same water used to generate power is treated and delivered to DCWD. Apo Agua is in charge of the water treatment, and delivery to the DCWD’s eight off-take points spread out across the city, while the DCWD takes charge of the distribution to its consumers. Upon completion of the DCBWSP, the project is expected to provide over 300 million liters of safe and sustainable water daily to the consumers of DCWD.
The official contract signing event was held last November 17, 2022, at Apo Agua’s main office in Davao City with SCIC Chairman and Managing Director Nicandro G. Linao, SCIC Director for Water Projects Narciso M. Areglado, Apo Agua President Anna Victoria M. Lu, Operations Head Shake A. Tuason, and Project Director Howard Clark, Project Manager Rodolfo Laguna, and Commercial Manager Niño Lester Ibunes.
Sta. Clara International Corporation has a credible track record in civil works such as site development, roads, bridges, railways, dams, irrigations, reservoirs, flood controls, ports, harbors, offshore engineering, commercial buildings, industrial plants such as water, sewerage, treatment facilities, and hydroelectric, wind power, solar and thermal power plants. It has a strong presence in the Middle East operating in the power, infrastructure, and civil engineering sectors.