West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) was recently conferred the 2020 Philippine Enterprise Innovation Award for its adoption of digital technology in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of treatment facilities that require more complex processes.
The award recognizes organizations that transform their business through digital technology. Nominations are shortlisted by a committee of Information Technology experts, and two winners per ASEAN country are chosen during the Asia IoT Business Platform (AIBP) regional conference in Singapore.
Maynilad’s winning entry focused on its use of the “Building Information Modeling” (BIM) and “Distributed Control System” (DCS) technologies, which allowed for enhanced operational efficiency in running technologically complex facilities. It bested other entries in the Philippine segment of the ASEAN Enterprise Innovation Awards.
The Putatan Water Treatment Plant 2, which sources raw water from Laguna Lake to provide potable water for Maynilad customers in the south, was featured as its model facility for the effective adoption of DCS. The water company is also using the BIM and DCS tools in the construction of new treatment plants.
“We are always on the lookout for new technologies that can enhance our business processes and, ultimately, enable us to improve customer service. This innovation award is proof that we are on the right track as far as the adoption of digital technology is concerned,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez.
The Philippine Enterprise Innovation Award is organized by the AIBP, a premier business program that drives enterprises to learn about the adoption of “Internet of Things” for their businesses.