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Dando Drilling Delivers First Units in PH

In order to respond to the growing needs of the company’s different business units, the First Balfour Geotechnical Engineering Services Unit recently purchased two (2) fully-automated drilling rigs manufactured by British company Dando Drilling International, the first of its kind to be shipped and operated in Asia and the first brand to be operated in the Philippines. Investigation of subsurface conditions in a particular site is a prerequisite to the

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Concrete Division Now Owns Computerized CBVs

First Balfour is now among the first companies in the Philippines to own fully-computerized Concrete Batching Vehicles (CBV). The two CBVs, supplied by the Italian company Fiori Group SpA, was acquired in September and will be used in the Masinloc Employee Housing Facility Project. A CBV is a compact concrete mixer that can batch and mix concrete without a batching plant. It is equipped with its own water tank and

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Indonesia International Geothermal Convention & Exhibition 2015

The Indonesia International Geothermal Convention & Exhibition (IIGCE) 2015 brought together professionals in the geothermal industry to share knowledge and best practices in the region. Now on its third year, this year’s IIGCE themed From Resources to Prosperity: Executing Indonesia’s Geothermal Development Strategy was held last August 19-21 at the Jakarta Convention Center. Sr. Vice President Albert Ignacio, Geothermal Projects Division (GPD) Deputy for Construction Benjie Dublin, and Business Development

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LGBU PMT Recognized as Yolanda Heroes

Our Leyte Geothermal Business Unit (LGBU) Project Management Team (LGBU PMT) was one of the recipients of the Yolanda Heroes, a special Lopez Achievement Awards recognition for its 2013 cycle. The Yolanda Heroes award recognizes the teams or individuals who showed acts of bravery, leadership, and selflessness during and after Super Typhoon Yolanda. Having endured a tragic landslide in March 2013, the team had again proven its resilience when the

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Burgos Transmission Line and Substation Team wins in the Lopez Achievement Awards 2014 Cycle

First Balfour’s nomination to the 2014 Cycle of the Lopez Achievement Awards (LAA), entitled Meeting A Critical Challenge: The First Balfour Overhead Transmission Line (OHTL) and Substation Project, won during the awarding ceremonies yesterday at ABS-CBN Studio 10. The successful completion and delivery of two critical components of the Burgos Wind Project namely the 115KV Burgos-Laoag OHTL and Burgos Substation is another testimony to First Balfour’s capability to deliver on

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Drone Delivers High-Quality Project Photos and Videos

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), commonly known as drones, are beginning to take on much larger roles for commercial use across a range of industries – in security, aerial photography, film and TV production, and even courier services. Recognizing the importance of surveying and documenting the progress of its projects, First Balfour recently purchased DJI S800 EVO, a hex-rotor UAV primarily designed for professional aerial photography. The S800 EVO has a

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Wind Farm Construction Safety

Having successfully completed the 150 MW Burgos Wind Farm, First Balfour through Safety Manager Sebastian “Teng” Alampayan shared its expertise in wind farm construction safety during the 7th National Construction Safety Convention last 23-24 April 2015 at the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) Complex in Diliman, Quezon City. Organized by the Safety Organization of the Philippines, Inc. (SOPI) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) OSHC, the convention

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First Balfour Scaffolder Receives Safety Award

Valencia, Negros Oriental – Loreto R. Lobo was one of the safety awardees during the N2N Relocation Project 3 Million Safe Work Hours Recognition Ceremony last June 11 at the project site in Nasuji, Puhagan. Organized by the Energy Development Corporation (EDC), the event was held to celebrate the successful accumulation of work hours without any lost-time incident from 11 August 2012 to 29 May 2014. A local of Valencia,

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First Gen, 4 Lopez companies adopt schools affected by Typhoon Yolanda

by Business Mirror (posted 7 July 2015 in http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/first-gen-4-lopez-companies-adopt-schools-affected-by-typhoon-yolanda/) Five Lopez Group companies have adopted 24 schools in the Visayas that were devastated by Supertyphoon Yolanda. The Lopez Group companies, led by First Gen Corp., added the schools to their list of recipients under the Adopt-a-School Program (ASP) of the Department of Education (DepEd). Officials from the Lopez companies and the DepEd, led by Secretary Bro. Armin A. Luistro, FSC

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First Balfour Joins Philippine Construction Trade Mission to Timor-Leste

On February 19 to 21, the Philippine Overseas Construction Board (POCB) organized the Philippine Construction Industry Trade Mission to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, which was headed by Mr. Isidro Consunji and assisted by POCB Executive Director Engr. Sonia Valdeavilla as the mission project manager. The Philippine Ambassador to Timor-Leste also extended its logistical support and assistance to the delegation on networking. Business Development Manager Mr. Rafael Hernandez, First Balfour’s

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