An inauguration ceremony was held for the tunnel boring machine situated at Norzagaray, Bulacan on 5th February 2018. The machine will be used to excavate tunnels through soil and rock, paving the way for the Angat Water Transmission Improvement Project (AWTIP).
The machine, named Veronica, was designed and constructed by Italian company CMC Di Ravenna. And as their chosen partner, Schenker Philippines, Inc. was tasked to handle the 100-ton cargo from the port of Manila to the site location. The cargo was received by the team and cleared with Customs before being carried via truck to Bigte.
Veronica is key to AWTIP which is being led by Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS). The project aims to improve the supply of water and to rehabilitate the transmission system from Ipo to La Mesa. Through AWTIP, a new tunnel will be built between the reservoirs of Ipo and Bigte to help address the increasing demand in the metro.
During the inauguration, Schenker was represented by: Dennis Canapi (Global Projects Head), Erick Pulad (Business Development Manager), Joel Andres (Global Projects Coordinator) and Jennifer Alcano (Senior Business Development Manager). They were joined by CMC President Salvatore LaValle.
Jennifer Alcano said: “It has definitely been an exciting project. Working with CMC and contributing to the project of MWSS, a very familiar organization to the country, makes it all the more accomplishing as we contribute to the improvement of the Philippines. We thank CMC Di Ravenna for awarding us this bid, and we look forward to more partnerships in the future.”
About Schenker Philippines, Inc.
Schenker Philippines, Inc. is a subsidiary of DB Schenker – the transport and logistics division of the DB Group. It was established in January 2007 with the merging of BAX Global, Inc., CPI Transport Inc., and Star Trans International. Today, the company has over 1,200 employees and 39 locations with more than 130,000sqm nationwide, we remain one of the market leaders in the industry.