The Cagayan de Oro City Water District (COWD) in partnership with Vitens Evides International (VEI) formally inaugurated yesterday June 7, 2022 the new elevated Generator Set Platform located at the Macasandig Booster Station. Said platform was constructed to protect COWD’s generator sets in the event of flooding. Work on the platform began on August 20, 2020 and was completed last May 4, 2022. The project cost is PhP 5,418,302.87.
Along with the steel platform for gensets, two elevated platforms for chlorine tanks were also constructed as well as genset carts for easy transport of COWD’s generators.
The COWD Board and top management were present during the event. Among the guests were City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno, Brgy. Carmen Kagawad Cyril Ranile, Senior Policy Officer of Netherlands Embassy Eileen Rose Vismonte and the Netherlands/VEI contingent: Ridge to Coast, Rain to Tap (R2CR2T) Project Manager Adriaan Ruijmschoot, VEI Regional Manager for Asia Projects Adriaan Mels, RVO point persons for R2CR2T Michiel Slotema and Tika Meijer y Bodisco Massink, pump/metering expert Christian Rix, DMA expert Patrick Egan, and Flor Wassing of the VEI Young Expert Program.