Container vans converted into clean and comfortable quarters for First Gen personnelFirst Balfour recently turned over the shelter-in-place (SIP) facility for the First Gen liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal project in Batangas City.
The second SIP project First Balfour completed for First Gen Corporation, the facility sits on a 20,000-square meter area where over a hundred 20-footer container vans were set up to serve as temporary shelters.
Awarded in November 2020, the new facility can accommodate a total of 372 personnel working on the onshore gas receiving facility of the LNG project.
First Balfour’s first SIP project, which was awarded in June 2020 and fast-tracked to completion in just 70 days, was specifically built for First Gen personnel essential to power plant maintenance operations.
As with the first SIP project, the new facility was a product of the collaboration among First Gen, medical experts from First Philippine Holdings Corporation and the technical services department (TSD) of First Balfour.
Commenting on the progress of work, head of major projects division Malcolm Lorimer said: “We are delighted to have been entrusted with the delivery of this second SIP project. Big thanks go to the teams of TSD for their design of the facilities, estimating for doing a great job to win this second SIP project, procurement for ensuring that materials were delivered as needed, and the team of project manager Noel Nicdao for ensuring that the work was delivered on time and in line with client expectations.”
Nicdao, who managed the first SIP facility, also led the project management team of the LNG SIP project.
With the ongoing threat of the coronavirus, the completion of the SIP facility will enable First Gen to ensure the health and safety of its personnel while continuing critical works for the LNG terminal, a key initiative towards the Lopez Group’s mission to forge collaborative pathways for a decarbonized and regenerative future. (Story/Photos by: Dolly Pasia-Ramos)
The SIP team led by project manager Noel Nicdao