Jun 19, 2009

Pall Corp. Wins Membrane Filtration Project in Philippines

Project will be the Philippines’ first large-scale membrane plant

Pall Corp. announced that it has won a $14.7-million municipal water contract for the design and installation of a Pall Aria integrated microfiltration (MF)/reverse osmosis (RO) membrane water treatment system in Manila.

The project will be the Philippines’ first large-scale membrane filtration plant and will establish Pall as a leader in membrane technology installation in Southeast Asia. The project was awarded by Maynilad Water Services, Inc., one of two privatized water concessionaires in Metro Manila, Philippines.

The service coverage area of Maynilad, which serves a population of 8.9 million people, includes certain parts of the province of Cavite and the west service area of Metro Manila, the second most populous region in Southeast Asia.

Pall will provide project design, installation and management services to deliver a fully optimized desalination system utilizing MF and RO membrane technologies. The low-maintenance, energy-efficient system will begin producing water that meets regulatory requirements in 2010. The Manila plant will process brackish water from Laguna de Bay Lake, which is subject to severe seawater ingress and algal blooms, as well as exceptionally high turbidity due to tropical storm patterns. An existing concrete intake system will be re-engineered to divert water from the lake to the Pall system. A new Pall subsidiary office will be established in Manila to provide customer support and training. The company will partner with Manila-based DMCI Holdings on the civil engineering and installation aspects of the project.