ABOITIZ ON COVID-19 — Amidst the Luzon-wide Enhanced Community Quarantine imposed last March 17, 2020, AP Renewables Inc. (APRI) embarked on a plant-wide decontamination effort in their MakBan and Tiwi sites to ensure the safety of its essential workforce who were tasked to keep the power plants running 24/7.

With the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic creeping over the country, only the basic and essential services were allowed to operate – including power. 

To ensure uninterrupted energy supply to the Luzon Grid, APRI embarked on a stringent plantwide decontamination procedure to protect the Operations (OPS) and Maintenance (MNT) personnel who will keep the plants running during the duration of a 14-day facility quarantine-shift.  

Spearheaded by the Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) team of APRI led by Lamberto Dimaano, OIC EHS Head, team members from both sites assisted by Ezra contractor volunteers managed to decontaminate numerous facilities – from the power plants and admin buildings to the OPS quarters, MNT shops, warehouse, guardhouses, clinics, and canteen.  

This is to ensure that all areas, including doors, handles, tables, chairs, and all that are frequently touched by an employee, are sanitized and cleaned. The goal is to secure the unimpeded operations of both the MakBan and Tiwi facilities and make it COVID-19 FREE.

“Our goal is to operate continuously and safely. To bring light to every home. We may not be frontliners, but it’s our duty to provide electricity, especially to health institutions that continue to operate and provide health services to the community. In the spirit of “Bayanihan” everyone should cooperate, especially in this time of crisis,” Lamberto Dimaano said.

APRI, a wholly owned subsidiary of AboitizPower, is one of the leading geothermal energy producers in the country. It delivers clean and renewable baseload power with two facilities that it operates in Tiwi, Albay; Bay and Calauan, Laguna; and Sto. Tomas, Batangas.| – BNN   

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