The 70-MW run-of-river hydropower plant of AboitizPower subsidiary Hedcor in Alilem, Ilocos Sur recently received a recommendation for Asset Management certification or ISO 55001.
Bakun AC Hydro, which is operated by Hedcor business unit Luzon Hydro Corporation, passed the Asset Management audit conducted by TÜV-SÜD, an internationally accredited certification body.
Rolando Pacquiao, Hedcor Vice President for Operations, said that the certification reflects Hedcor’s commitment to sustaining the efficiency and reliability of its facilities.
“Through this certification, we can assure our stakeholders that our plants are efficient and reliable,” Pacquiao said.
TÜV-SÜD also noted zero nonconformance or deviation and validated that Bakun AC Hydro’s systems, processes, and operations comply with the relevant codes, requirements, regulations, and standards. This underscores the plant’s operator, Luzon Hydro’s integrated and effective management systems for assets that enable the company to deliver on its commitments to its stakeholders in a sustainable manner.
Currently, Bakun AC Hydro holds certifications for Quality Management System (ISO 9001), Environmental Management System (ISO 14001), Occupational Health and Safety (OHSAS 18001), and Information Security Management System (ISO 27001).
Pacquiao also added that this new ISO certification “is a testament to Hedcor’s pursuit of being a world-class company.”
Hedcor is a wholly owned subsidiary of AboitizPower, which specializes in generating renewable energy from run-of-river hydropower systems. It currently operates 22 hydropower plants and supplies the country with 185 MW of clean and renewable energy.