Philippines’ Mactan Rock Industries to expand desal production

Mactan Rock Industries of the Philippines is to expand production of desalinated water after securing a PHP 500 million ($10 million) loan from the Development Bank of the Philippines, reports Manilla Bulletin.

The project is to expand production of desalinated water at facilities in Mactan Economic Zone (MEZ) 1, MEZ 2, and at Mactan-Cebu International Airport, from 5,000 to 25,000 m3/d.

Demand for desalinated water is rising fast in the Philippines as industry and tourism develops. Macon Rock Industries is one of the county’s largest desalination providers, operating a 22,000 m3/d seawater facility in Cebu City, as well as a number of smaller brackish and seawater water facilities.