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LRMC, First Balfour-MRAIL JV sign LRT 1 Rectifier Substation Rehabilitation Project

The Light Rail Manila Corporation has signed an agreement with the joint venture of First Balfour and MRAIL on the PhP 650-million Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) Rectifier Substation Rehabilitation Project. A design and build contract, the project aims to replace major equipment in the rectifier substations such as electrical switchgears; rehabilitate its Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems; install new fire detection and alarm systems; and improve

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Tunnel boring machine arrives for Manila Water aqueduct project

  The tunnel boring machine from Germany. by Philstar (posted September 27, 2018 in https://www.philstar.com/business/2018/09/27/1854930/tunnel-boring-machine-arrives-manila-water-aqueduct-project) MANILA, Philippines — The tunnel boring machine (TBM) for Manila Water’s Novaliches-Balara Aqueduct 4 (NBAQ4) project has arrived on site in Quezon City. The TBM will be used to build a 7.3-kilometer underground aqueduct passing under Commonwealth Avenue – a first time in the Philippines a TBM will be used in an urban setting. Designed

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TUV SUD Hands Over ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 Certificates

For the 15th straight year, First Balfour has been certified by TÜV SÜD PSB Philippines, Inc. for its compliance with the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System (EMS) and OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management (OHSAS). L-R: TUV SUD Account Executive Ednalyn Olivia, First Balfour President Anthony Fernandez, First Balfour Head of ESH Rey Arce, and TUV SUD Lead Auditor Brenda Estonato. Following a successful transition audit to

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Construction Works Begin on Landmark Cebu Bridge Project

A ceremonial blessing for the start of construction works on the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) Project was held last July 5, with the dropping of the first pile on the site. Photo credit: Denise Valdez, Business World “This event marks the start of civil works at the site for the construction of CCLEX, an 8.5 kilometers toll bridge and road project,” shares Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corp. (CCLEC) President and

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Agus, Velez Earn LEED Green Associate Certification

Engr. Jericho Agus and Arch. Christine Velez received their Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate Certification from Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI) last April 13. One of the two LEED Professional Credentials, the LEED Green Associate certification is given to individuals who have core competencies in the most current green building principles and practices. Jericho and Tin now join over 70 other professionals with the same LEED

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Aboitiz Construction, First Balfour team up for Visayas projects

by Business Mirror (posted 12 February 2018 in https://businessmirror.com.ph/aboitiz-construction-first-balfour-team-up-for-visayas-projects/) ABOITIZ Construction Inc. (ACI) and First Balfour recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore potential project collaborations in the Visayas. The two construction firms will exclusively work together, combining their expertise and resources to pursue prospects in the region and ultimately secure contracts for successful project execution. “This partnership guarantees resilience and competitiveness, as both can leverage on respective

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Acciona, First Balfour, And DMCI Consortium Wins P22.6-B Cebu Expressway Project

Metro Pacific Investments Corporation has awarded the Cebu Link Joint Venture (CLJV) the contract to design and build the 8.5-kilometer Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) project. CLJV is composed of Spanish company Acciona Construccion S. A. and Filipino companies First Balfour, and D. M. Consunji Inc. A landmark project, CCLEX will connect the main Cebu City industrial area to Mactan Island via the municipality of Cordova. The expressway will have two

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TUV SUD hands over ISO 9001:2015 certificate

Following the company’s successful transition to the ISO 9001:2015 standard for quality management, TUV SUD PSB Philippines finally handed over First Balfour’s new ISO Certificate last Monday, November 20. Since the beginning of the year, Corporate Quality has been organizing awareness and transition courses to facilitate the company’s seamless transition to the new standard. Published in September 2015, changes introduced in this latest version of the standard include an increased

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Setting yet another benchmark: First Balfour gets IiP Silver

First Balfour takes investment in people to an even higher level as it achieved the prestigious Investors in People (IiP) Silver accreditation during an awarding ceremony held last September 15 at the Henry Sy, Sr. Auditorium, St. Lukes Medical Center-Global City. Awarded with the IiP standard accreditation in April 2010 and the IiP Bronze in 2014, the company still remains to be the first and only IiP Silver-certified engineering and

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Manila Water, First Balfour Sign P5.3-billion Aqueduct Project

First Balfour, together with its joint venture partners CMC di Ravenna of Italy and Chun Wo Construction & Engineering of Hong Kong, entered into a contract with Manila Water to design and construct the PhP 5.3 billion Novaliches-Balara Aqueduct 4 (NBAQ4) project. The NBAQ4 project is part of Manila Water’s improvement and expansion initiatives in the East Concession Area in coordination with the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS). One

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