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With more than 16 years’ experience in the area, GHD is committed to supporting local projects, people and the Filipino community.

Operations in the Philippines directly reflect our client-centred culture and teamwork-based approach known as One GHD. Our people continue to add value to One GHD by delivering challenging and diverse projects with international project teams. This global project experience enables our people to refine their skills and knowledge of international industry standards.

We continue to provide valuable client outcomes on a range of projects in the water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation sectors.

Our Services

With more than 200 architects, engineers, environmental scientists, management professionals and support personnel based in our Makati office, we offer a fully integrated design service.

Our Philippines operations are ordered into a number of service groups including:

Water

  • Water resources
  • Water engineering

Energy & Resources

  • Power – Transmission and distribution, renewables, power generation
  • Mining – Tailings, geotechnical, hydrogeology, geology

Environment

  • Environmental engineering
  • Environmental management

Transportation

  • Civil infrastructure
  • Roads

Property & Buildings

  • Architecture
  • Landscape architecture and urban design
  • Structures
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)

For further information, please contact the following:

Bing Ruso
T: +63 2 479 5600
F: +63 2 479 5601
E: Email GHD in the Philippines

Location address
11th Floor, Alphaland Southgate Tower,
2258 Chino Roces Avenue cor EDSA, 1229 Makati City Philippines

360 MW Magat Dam powerhouse structural assessment, Philippines

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SN Aboitiz Power – Magat Inc. engaged GHD to conduct a condition and structural assessment of the existing powerhouse at its 360 MW hydro power plant facility in Isabela. The powerhouse had previously been leaking excessive amounts of water through numerous cracks and construction defects.

GHD successfully completed all three stages of the project:

  1. Desktop and visual assessment, and condition report
  2. Materials testing and verification of as-found structure
  3. Structural assessment and preparation of conceptual strengthening and remediation documentation


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Design of non-process infrastructure at Didipio Mine, Philippines

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In June 2011, Oceana Gold began construction of the high grade gold copper Didipio mine located in Luzon in the north of the Philippines. As scheduled, commissioning of the mine started in early 2012 and the first copper concentrate was produced in December that same year.

Palau is a small idyllic Pacific Island nation with a population of around 20,000, with most habitants living on two of its many islands. The aim of the Technical Assistance is to define secure, reliable, and affordable water supplies to communities on Babeldaob and Koror islands. The envisaged outcome will be a plan for the sustainable development of the national water supply system and improved reliability and security of the water supply to Koror. A water supply master plan and feasibility studies associated with proposed sub-projects, including preliminary designs, will also be prepared. The feasibility studies will provide the basis for a future infrastructure investment project.


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Design of non-process infrastructure, Zambales nickel project, Philippines

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GHD was engaged by ENK to join the client team develop a Bankable Feasibility Study (BFS) for the Zambales nickel project. ENK is a nickel laterite development and production company focused on developing its 3765 ha Acoje mine in Luzon in the north of the Philippines.

This deposit has an indicative resource of 50.14m tonnes, grading 1.08 percent nickel and 0.05 percent cobalt.


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Environmental impact statement for Oceana Gold, Philippines

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In 2012, GHD was engaged by Oceana Gold to prepare an updated environmental impact statement focusing on water quality, terrestrial flora and fauna, noise and air quality, and freshwater ecology in the primary and secondary impact areas.

GHD's scope of works included:


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Design of tailings storage facility, Masbate Gold project,

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In 2007, GHD was engaged by CGA Mining to deliver the detailed design of the tailings storage facility (TSF) for the Masbate Gold project. GHD then engaged to provide detailed design and construction supervision services for Stage 1 to Stage 9 of this project. GHD's scope of works also included:


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Silangan deposit development project, Philex

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The Silangan project, located in Surigao del Norte at the northern part of the Philippines' second-largest island of Mindanao, involves the development of the Boyongan and Bayugo deposits. These deposits are comprised of gold, copper and silver.


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Pit design for Carmen Copper Corporation, Cebu, Philippines

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GHD undertook a number of commissions for Carmen Copper Corporation (Atlas Mining Corporation) in Cebu, Philippines. Options studies were completed for a second tailings storage facility which included review of all geotechnical, geological and hydrogeological data, as well as social scoping studies. This also included open pit slope stability studies for three open pits: Carmen, Lutopan and Biga. Water balance studies and structural assessments were also carried out for the Biga pit.

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San Carlos Solar Energy Farm

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GHD was engaged to provide detailed engineering design services for civil works and associated structures for the  San Carlos Solar Farm. This is the first solar farm in Negros Occidental, developed by San Carlos Solar Energy Inc. (SaCaSol), a subsidiary of Bronzeoak Philippines . Covering approximately 67 hectares, the project is being developed in phases: 13 MW for Phase 1, 9 MW for Phase 2, 16.7 MW for Phase 3 and 6.3-MW for Phase 4. FGHD’s  civil design work included flood modelling, review of concept layout; design of internal roads and access from the nearest highway/municipal road; road pavement design; site grading; storm drainage system; foundation design of the solar panel modules, design of control building, inverter stations and guard house, and preparation of bill of quantities/specifications.

GHD also provided project management support to assist the key staff of the civil contractor, San Julio Realty Inc.


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Carl Willis

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Carl has 15 years’ experience in project engineering and has been working in the Philippines since 2012. He was Project Director for a geothermal plant in the Visayas region, one of GHD’s largest multidisciplinary projects in the Philippines. Prior to this Carl was the Project Manager for the design of the South Road Superway in Adelaide, Australia.

Carl has experience in managing engineering design and construction projects of varying size and complexity, including bridge construction, aircraft pavement works, major city road upgrades, highway design, large-scale urban development, design of stormwater drainage systems and mine transport planning.

Position: Operating Centre Manager, Philippines
Tel: +63 2 479 5600

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Mario Dimagiba

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Mario has more than 32 years’ experience as a civil engineer and is based in GHD's Makati office in the Philippines. He has significant experience managing large projects, contracts and multidisciplinary teams. He has a strong technical background working on institutional buildings, urban and land developments, commercial and residential building infrastructure, office relocation and fit out, and municipal water supply systems.

Mario has delivered a number of projects with GHD in the Philippines including Anvaya Cove infrastructure masterplanning for Ayala Land, and design and project management services of capital improvement projects for Lafarge-FR Cement Corporation. Mario has significant international experience including the Palm Jebel Ali and District E Madinat Al Arab Dubai waterfront for Nakheel PJSC in Dubai.

Position: Operations Manager, Philippines
Tel: +63 2 479 5600

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Manny Ancheta

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Manny has more than 30 years’ experience in mine design, buildings and structures, mine haulage roads, subdivisions, geology, surveying, geotechnical and design management projects. He has skills in managing all aspects of a mining operation including mine planning and design, contract administration, project management, geological modelling and surveying. Manny has significant international experience, he has delivered projects in Oman, Australia, Laos and the United Arab Emirates. He is based in GHD's Makati office in the Philippines.

Manny has delivered a number of significant projects including the Masbate gold project for the Philippine Gold Processing and Refining Corporation and the Flow through dam design for Oceana Gold (Philippines).

Position: Business Group Manager, Energy and Resources, Philippines
Tel: +63 2 479 5600

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Paul Hansford

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Paul has more than 29 years’ experience as a civil engineer with a focus on the investigation, design and construction of civil infrastructure. He has experience delivering water supply, sewerage and drainage masterplans, assessment of water supply provisions, wastewater collection and treatment systems, wastewater recycling systems and drainage systems. Paul has significant international experience working on projects in Malaysia, Indonesia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Australia. He is based in GHD's Makati office in the Philippines.

Paul has delivered a number of key projects with GHD including construction management of 50 contracts for Maynilad Water Services in the Philippines, Antipolo water supply project for the Manila Water Corporation and 100 MLD Marikina STP HAZOP workshop for Veolia Water Philippines.

Position: Business Group Manager, Water and Transportation, Philippines
Tel: +63 2 479 5600

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Lorenzo Diaz

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Lorenzo is a registered architect with more than 22 years’ experience in the design and construction management of residential and commercial projects. Based in GHD's Makati office in the Philippines, Lorenzo provides technical leadership to the architectural, landscape and urban development, structures and building engineering groups.

Lorenzo has delivered a number of significant projects with GHD including commissary design and development for MASUMA Food Industry, Dizon Farms distribution and food processing facility for Sunnyphil Incorporated and Net Lima BERDE assessment for TUV Rheinland Philippines.

Position: Business Group Manager, Property and Building, Philippines
Tel: +63 2 479 5600

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Mylene Palaypayon-Ana

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Mylene has more than 10 years' experience as a civil engineer and is based in GHD's Makati office in the Philippines. She has significant experience in delivering environmental impact assessments in the energy, water, telecommunications, roads and infrastructure sectors.

Mylene has delivered a number of key projects with GHD in the Philippines including an environmental performance report and management plan for the Burgos wind project for the Energy Development Corporation, technical assistance for the environmental development project for the Development Bank of the Philippines, and an environmental performance report and management plan for the optimization of the Maris Reservoir project for National Irrigation Administration.

Position: Service Group Manager, Environmental Management, Philippines
Tel: +63 2 479 5600

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