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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 resources
  • Water engineering

Energy & Resources

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


  • Environmental engineering
  • Environmental management


  • 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

50 MW Biliran Geothermal Power Plant, ORKA Energy


GHD acted as Owner’s Engineer for the Biliran Geothermal Power Plant jointly owned by FEDCO and ORKA Energy. Our scope of works included the design of the access roads and pads, temporary basecamp, domestic water supply, electrical supply and vehicle equipment stockyard, and rehabilitation works for the airstrip and jetty. GHD also managed the geotechnical investigations for geohazard assessments, slope stability assessments, and LiDAR surveys. In addition, the team carried out environmental audits and sought tree cutting permits.


54 MW Pililla Wind Farm, Alternergy Wind One Corporation


Alternergy Wind One Corporation engaged GHD as Owner’s Engineer for the construction of its 54 MW wind farm in Pililla, Rizal, Philippines.GHD provided a project management team to oversee the construction of access roads, shallow and piled foundation, transmission line, and switchyard as well as the installation of 27 two-megawatt turbine units. The GHD team had the project installed and commissioned two weeks ahead of proposed schedule.


Acoje Nickel Project, ENK


GHD conducted a bankable feasibility study to cover the key components of the development of ENK’s Acoje nickel mine in the Philippines. This included a concept design for the tailings storage facility, water management planning and supply, power optioneering and transmission line investigations. In addition, GHD undertook environmental studies that included habitat mapping, surface water sampling and project management recommendations.


Ambuklao Dam Geotechnical Investigations, SN Aboitiz


GHD has undertaken a number of consulting services for SN Aboitiz (SNAP), including environmental studies, hydrological studies and structural assessments.

GHD also conducted geotechnical investigations to support SNAP’s intended plans to rehabilitate the structures of Ambuklao Dam.

Burgos Wind Project Environmental and Social Impact Assessment


Energy Development Corp. (EDC) commissioned GHD to complete several assessments and plans for the expansion of its wind farm project in Burgos, Ilocos Norte, including: the environmental impact assessment and Environmental Performance Report and Management Plan. GHD’s engagement extended to the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for the 150 MW Burgos wind project, the operating transmission line connecting it to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) substation in Laoag City, and the jetty.


Design of Ash Storage Facilities, San Miguel Consolidated Power Corp.


Two 300 MW coal fired power plants owned by San Miguel Global Power Holdings, a subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation, required the provision of ash storage facilities capable of receiving bottom and fly ash for a design life of 25 years. GHD performed a site investigation, then conceptualised, designed and proposed an innovative, cost-efficient solution that used a dry stack methodology instead of a conventional ash lagoon. GHD’s commission was then extended to detailed design of the ash storage facility.


Flood management study of various Maynilad Water facilities, Maynilad Water Services Inc.


Maynilad commissioned GHD to provide a flood management strategy for identified facilities to determine the improvements and developments necessary to ensure that all these facilities will remain flood-free and operational during and after a typhoon.


Ilugin Flood Study, Manila Water Company, Inc.


GHD was commissioned by Manila Water Company, Inc. (MWCI) to analyse the effects of their proposed 165 MLD Ilugin Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) effluent flow system on the floods in the heavily populated neighbouring areas in Metro Manila. GHD’s team formulated rainfall-runoff models and hydraulic models, which allowed for the development and testing of flood mitigation measures and upgrades and the existing flood management systems.


Nuvali Transport Planning, Ayala Land Inc.


GHD provided transportation and traffic modelling to determine the appropriate number of road lanes required by Nuvali, an Ayala Land, Inc. development south of Metro Manila. The key feature of this development is the adoption of sustainable and environmentally sound design practices. We also prepared conceptual plans for all utilities, including water supply, wastewater collection and treatment, drainage system, power distribution and telecommunication systems.


Pagbilao Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment, Therma Luzon Incorporated


Thermal Luzon Inc is considering partnering with the current owner and operator of the Pagbilao Power Station for the construction and operation of a third unit and associated facilities within the plant. Prior to finalising the agreements, GHD was appointed to prepare the Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment, focusing on the area’s soil and groundwater, to determine possible or recognised environmental conditions.


Redondo Peninsula Energy Geohazard Study


GHD was commissioned by RP Energy to undertake a detailed natural terrain hazard assessment of its proposed 600 MW coal fired power station site near Subic Bay. This project involved unmanned aerial vehicle imagery procurement and mapping, GIS analysis, detailed geomorphological and hazard mapping, definition of failure mechanisms for a major cut slope failure and above slope landslides and rock/boulder falls, and detailing/designing of practical related remedial works.


Structural Investigation of Balara Treatment Plant, Manila Water Company Inc.


Manila Water engaged GHD to conduct the structural investigation of the 21 structures in Balara Filtration Plant 1 & 2, located in Old Balara, Quezon City, Philippines.

GHD was also engaged to conduct a flood study and prepare detailed engineering designs and cost estimates for the flood control systems of the Balara Treatment Facility.

360 MW Magat Dam powerhouse structural assessment, Philippines


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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Environmental impact statement for Oceana Gold, Philippines


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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Pit design for Carmen Copper Corporation, Cebu, Philippines


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


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.

Operating Centre Manager – Philippines
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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.

Operations Manager – Philippines
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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).

Business Group Manager, Energy and Resources – Philippines
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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.

Business Group Manager, Water and Transportation – Philippines
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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.

Business Group Manager, Property and Building – Philippines
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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.

Service Group Manager, Environmental Management – Philippines
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