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Name : FERNANDO V. SAÑOR JR
Education : BS GEOLOGY
Specialisation : Geology & Geotechnical Engineering Philippine Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) License No. 1172 Date of Birth : June 08, 1963
Nationality : Filipino
Membership in Professional Societies:
Member, Geological Society of the Philippines
Over 33 years of work experience inclusive of 5 years in hydro-power projects, 2 years in 12 years in geotechnical Engineering Consultancy, and three (3) years in underground gold mining.
Strong command in the field execution of multi geological and geotechnical tasks such as:
- Geologic face mapping of underground Metro stations, shafts and tunnels;
- Geologic mapping of weir site, penstock, clay borrow area, etc. in hydro-power project;
- Supervision and management of geotechnical investigation drilling (onshore and offshore).
- Soil and core logging, referenced to BS and ASTM Standards.
- Bored piling supervision and associated field tests (Static, dynamic, PIT, O-cell, etc);
- Supervision of deep well drilling, and pumping tests (step-test and long duration);
- Supervision of land and marine geophysical surveys (CPTU, MASW, ERT, echo sounder, side scan sonar, bathymetric survey, sea bottom profiler, etc);
- Marine works supervision (island reclamation);
- Supervision of soil, rock and concrete materials testing referenced to ASTM, BS and CIRIA Code;
- Supervision of other field tests such as packer permeability, pressuremeter, P&S logging, ATV, gamma ray, etc. in boreholes,
- Supervision and management of environmental investigation (soil and groundwater).
- Has developed skills in usage of GPS instrument, and use of software programs such Earthpoint, Franson, Surfer, gINT8i and CAD in creating quality geotechnical plans & profiles
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Degree Major/Specialization Institution
Bachelor of Science
Mapua Institute of
Course Conducted by Start Date End Date
COWI-UK (every last
week of the month)
2015 May 2018 1-1.5 hrs
Training course on
SOLAS, HUET, H2S &
Enertech-Qatar 2015 16
Value Engineering in
UP 1998 24
On-the-job training on
Investigation in New
Jersey & Berwick-
tiebacks / cable
anchoring in New York
Subway and Metro
Acker Drill Co., USA June 1997 28 days
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June 2018 to March 2020 : Independent Consulting Engineer (ICE) for the construction of Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) Project
Employer : Norconsult Management Services Philippines, Inc. Position : Sr. Geologist/Geotechnical
Client : Metro Pacific Tollways Development Corporation Project Description : The Cebu Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) is constructed in the Central Visayas region, in between the neighboring islands of Cebu and Mactan. The CCLEX is approximately 8.25 km and consists of main alignment starting from the Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR) and ends at the Mactan circumferential road in Cordova. The main elements of the CCLEX are the main span bridge; approaches; viaducts; causeways; low-height bridges; at- grade road; toll plaza; and a toll operations center. Description of Duties : Review and evaluate the materials sources of soils, rocks and concrete aggregates with its corresponding quality tests in accordance with the required project
Inspects and verifies various proposed sources of
Review the geotechnical and geophysical factual reports and collate the gathered geotechnical parameters with the Design parameters and provide appropriate
Inspects the offshore bored piling activities including the installation of casings, rebars setting, concrete casting and the required in-situ concrete slump tests.
Inspects the field installation of o-cell test pile including the settings of strain gauges, the execution of tests, and the review of the results.
Inspects the rock/soil materials to utilize as armour rocks, core, quarry run fill, engineered fill and sub-base for the causeway.
Oversee implementation of QA/QC and safety at site and provide necessary documentation during project
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Dec 2007 to Jun 2018 : Qatar
Employer : COWI A/S
Position : Senior Geologist/Geotechnical
Company Description : COWI A/S is a leading Consulting Group that has records of world-class competencies within engineering,
economics and environmental science.
Description of Duties : Prepare the scope of works, the specifications, and the bill of quantities (BOQs) of the required geotechnical investigation for the Project Tenders.
QCE geologist for 3.5 m diameter sewerage tunneling project (shaft excavation mapping and inspection of wall supports);
PMC supervision geologist for Bahrain LNG offshore Import Terminal Project (geotechnical investigation & piling works);
Inspection geologist for the construction of Red Line North Metro Rails Project (face mapping of deep
excavation as per Hoek & Brown parameters);
Inspection geologist for the sewerage micro-tunnelling project (shafts and trenches mapping);
PMC site supervision for the dredging works and island reclamation projects (vibro-compaction, pre/post
compaction CPTu, sediments sampling, etc.);
Supervision of onshore & offshore geotechnical/geo- environmental site investigation (drilling, SPT, trial pits, soil/water sampling & in-situ tests);
Supervision of geophysical surveys (MASW, ERT,
downhole P-S, ATV, caliper & gamma ray)
Supervision of bored piling activities & associated pile tests (caliper, sonic, PIT, high strain dynamic, low strain static and O-cell).
April 2002 –Dec 2007 : SAUDI ARABIA
Employer : OSAIMI ENGINEERING OFFICE
Position : Senior Geologist/Geotechnical
Description of Duties : Supervision geologist for onshore & offshore geotechnical investigation projects such as the heavy industries structures, refineries, GOSPs, tank farms, pipelines, rail routes, transmission lines and power plants, causeways, oil rig platforms, cathodic protection boring & installation, deepwell drilling and pump tests, etc.
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Oct 1990 – Dec 2000 : Cebu, Philippines
Employer : National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR)
Position : Supervising Geologist/Geotechnical
Description of Duties : Supervising Geologist, interface with the Foreign Consultants (Halcrow, Norconsult, Lahmeyer, etc) in site investigation for the Feasibility and Definite Design of several hydropower projects.
Client's geologist, interface with the Japanese
Consultants in the geotechnical/geophysical study of 132 kV sea-crossing island-to-island power cable
Supervision of geotechnical investigations for the proposed power stations, sub-stations, cable terminal stations and power barges mooring facilities projects. 1987 to 1990 : Baguio Gold Operations, Philippines Employer : Benguet Corporation
Position : Mine Geologist.
Description of Duties : Underground mapping and updating mine's ore reserve. Planning and supervision of the underground drilling exploration.
Qatar : HO CHI MINH (Vietnam) Metro Rails Project
Feb to Mar 2018 : Tender/Proposal. Prepares the geotechnical plan, and bill of quantities (BOQ) for field geotechnical investigation, and the associated laboratory tests.
Qatar : Lusail Carparks Ground Settlement Study
Aug to Dec 2017 : Geotechnical investigation supervision and preparation of QDVC the grouting plans.
Qatar : IDRIS-MTS1 Tunneling Project
Sep to Oct 2017 : QCE inspection team for the shafts excavation and Ashghal : tunneling.
Qatar : Green Line Extension Project Proposal
Aug. 2017 : Preparation of geotechnical plan and bill of quantities
(BOQ) for field geotechnical investigation and laboratory tests.
Qatar : Flood Prevention Scheme Study
Apr to Jul 2017 : Carry out in-situ soakaway tests on various flood- Ashghal/Petroserv prone areas in Doha.
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Jeddah, KSA : Special Forces Medical Centre Piling Project Apr 2017 : Inspection of test piles boring, installation of strain gages ABB Rock and witness the 8-nos. x 17000 KN low strain static load tests.
Jebel Ali, UAE : Jebel Ali Deep Stormwater Tunnel Project Jan 2017 : Preparation of Surfer and gINT software generated COWI-UAE borehole plan & profiles for the Geotechnical Interpretation Report (GIR).
Qatar : Design and Construction of Al Bustan Street North (P007 Nov. 2016 C7 P2.
Ashghal : Preparation of Surfer and gINT software generated borehole plan & profiles for the Geotechnical
Interpretation Report (GIR).
Qatar : CP07-B LRT Station and Troughs –
Aug to Oct 2016 : Excavation face mapping
Bahrain : Bahrain LNG Import Terminal Project
Apr to Jul 2016 : Supervision of offshore geotechnical investigation for the Noga Holding marine structures such as Trestle, Jetty, breakwater, gas pipeline and onshore receiving facilities.
Qatar : Design of Roads and Infrastructure of Wakrah Logistic Feb to Mar 2016 Park B.
Ashghal : Site geotechnical investigation supervision and GIR preparation
Qatar : Design of Roads and Infrastructure of Wakrah Logistic Aug to Oct 2015 Park A
Ashghal : Site geotechnical investigation supervision and GIR
Qatar : Truck X-ray Facility at Saudi Border in Abu Samra May to Aug 2015 : Bored piling inspection and pile tests (static, dynamic, Ministry of Interior sonic & PIT)
Qatar : Metro Rails, Red Line North Underground (RLNU) Jan 2014 to Mar 2015 : review of the GIR, excavation face mapping and Qatar Rails recommends rock anchor supports.
Qatar : Inner Doha Regeneration Implementation Strategy Feb to Mar 2014 : (IDRIS)
Ashghal : Interpretation of geotechnical factual reports and prepares the scope of works for the additional
Qatar : Roads and Infrastructure in Al Kheesa North & East, Feb to Mar 2014 Package 1
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Ashghal : Geotechnical investigation inspection, shafts excavation mapping and micro-tunneling inspection.
Ajman-UAE : Construction of Marine Works at Fairmont Hotel Apr to Aug 2013 : Supervision of armour rocks installation and rock tests Hotel & Tourism Co., LLC
Qatar : New Orbital Highway Project (Contracts 2&3) Jan to Mar 2013 : Review of factual reports and preparation of interpretative Ashghal report.
Dubai, UAE : Jumana Island Reclamation Project
Sep to Dec 2012 : Supervision of offshore geotechnical investigation, review Meeras Development LLC : of factual report and preparation of interpretative report. Dubai, UAE : Pearl Jumeira Island Reclamation Project Jun to Aug 2012 : Supervision of armour rocks installation, sand filling, Meeras Development LLC : vibro-compaction, boreholes & CPT tests Ajman, UAE : Al Zorah Development, -
May 2012 : Supervision of onshore and near shore soil investigation Al Zorah Development : drilling for the intake riser, the pumping station, the pumping main and the outfall station
Qatar : Qurrayah IPP Project, KSA
Mar to Apr 2012 : Process the geotechnical parameters from the factual Huta Marine Works Ltd reports for the preparation of geotechnical interpretative report (GIR).
Qatar : Concept Design of Roads / Package 21
Jun 2011 to Feb 2012 : Geotechnical database reports collection & review, site Ashghal : supervision of geotechnical investigation, review of geotechnical factual report and interpretative report preparation.
Qatar : North Doha Sewerage Project – Inspection/mapping of Sep 2010 to May 2011 : shafts excavation, groundwater monitoring, pipe jacking Ashghal : monitoring, trenches excavation mapping & monitoring of HDD thrust boring.
Qatar : New Doha Port Project
Oct 2009 to Aug 2010 : Supervision of site geo-environmental investigation and NDPP : associated soil/water sampling and pumping tests Qatar : Ras Laffan West Side Road Expansion Project, Phase 2 Sep 2009 : Carryout site inspection, logging of trial pits, review the QP-RLIC : factual geotechnical reports and preparation of geotechnical assessment report.
Qatar : Qatar-Bahrain Causeway Project
Aug 2009 : Preparation of geotechnical interpretative report. Assists CURRICULUM VITAE (CV)
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QBC the processing of AGS formatted borehole logs and laboratory test results.
Qatar : Barwa Financial District Bored Piling
Aug 2008 to June 2009 : Inspection of bored piling, steel cages installation, Barwa Financial District : concrete casting and associated slump tests. Witness the pile strength tests (low strain static, high strain dynamic, PIT & caliper). Monitor the supplementary geotechnical investigation boreholes. Process the submitted concrete test results (cube strength-7/14/24 days, RCP, RCM, etc.) and preparation of close-out documents.
Qatar Transport Corridors Crossing the Bay of Doha, Concept May to Jul 2008 Design
Ashghal Data collection of existing geotechnical investigation reports from the other Consultants and geotechnical contracting companies in Qatar. Supervision of offshore geotechnical investigation along the alignment of the proposed offshore corridor.
Oman Muscat International Airport (MIA) Project
Feb to Apr 2008 Supervision of geotechnical borehole investigation and Muscat Int’l Airport CPTu at the runway, terminal and associated airport service areas.
Saudi Arabia : Qurrayah 2000-MW Power Plant
2007 : Supervision of onshore and inter-tidal geotechnical Huta Marine, Ltd : investigation
Tanajib, KSA : Manifa Oil Field Causeway Project, Island Reclamation Jun to Oct 2007 Rig Platform execution of pre & post compaction CPT Saudi Aramco / Jan de Nul sounding
Tanajib, KSA : Manifa Oil Field Deep Water Platforms, Offshore Sep to Dec 2006 : Geotechnical Investigation
Saudi Aramco : Responsible for the hole-to-hole mobilization and setup of jack-up barge to the borehole locations. Supervision of 75 m deep geotechnical drilling investigation at 12 nos. deep-water oil rig platform locations, carryout soil/core logging and the CPTu sounding.
Qatar-Saudi Border : Geotechnical Investigation for Deep Water Platform in Nov 2006 : Dukhan
Saudi Aramco : Responsible for the setting-out of jack-up barge to the borehole location. Supervision of geotechnical drilling investigation at the location of oil rig platform and carry out soil/rock logging.
Tanajib, KSA : Manifa Oil Field Causeway Project, Offshore Jun to Sep 2006 : Geotechnical Investigation
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Saudi Aramco : Responsible for hole-to-hole mobilization and setup of jack-up to the borehole locations. Supervision of
geotechnical drilling investigation of 110 nos. shallow water boreholes (15-30m depth), carry out soil/core logging and the CPT. Daily monitor and report the tidal and weather conditions.
Abu Ali, KSA : Berri Oil Field Causeway Project, Offshore Geotechnical May to June 2006 : Investigation
Saudi Aramco : Responsible for hole-to-hole mobilization and setup of jack-up barge to the borehole locations. Supervision of geotechnical investigation of 14 nos. shallow water (30m) boreholes and carry out soil/core logging.
Dammam, KSA : Dammam International Sea Port, Offshore Geotechnical Apr 2006 : Investigation - Responsible for hole-to-hole mobilization Jan de Nul : and setup of jack-up to the borehole locations. Supervision of geotechnical investigation of 16 nos. boreholes and carry out soil/core logging .
Rabigh, KSA : Petro-Rabigh Project, onshore & offshore geotechnical Aug 2005 to Mar 2006 : investigation
Saudi Aramco : Supervision of drilling investigation of +800 nos. boreholes (15-60m); +100 nos. CPTs; +100 nos. trial pits, and +20 nos. cross-holes. Apply the daily hot work permits for drilling and attend meeting with the Client's representative. Carry out logging of soil/rock samples. Prepare and submit daily reports.
KSA : Saudi Electricity Company Tower Foundation Load Tests 2005 : Carry out uplift tests (50 to 300 metric tons) and the Saudi Electricity Co. : lateral tests (5 to 25 metric tons) for the tower foundations at Shoaiba-Jeddah segment and Muhayil-Hali segment in the Western Province.
Qatar : North Beach (Lusail City) Project
Oct to Dec 2004 : Supervision of onshore and inter-tidal geotechnical COWI drilling investigation of +100 nos. boreholes and carry out soil and rock core logging.
Jubail, KSA : Tasnee Ethylene and Propylene Project, 2004 : Supervision of geotechnical drilling investigation of +300 Tasnee : nos. boreholes, +50 nos. trial pits, and carry out soil and rock core logging. Perform the plate load tests, the electrical resistivity surveys, the cross-hole tests and the shallow seismic refraction surveys.
Juaymah, KSA : GOSP-1 Drilling for Deep Anode Cathodic Protection 2003 : Supervision of drilling of 35 nos x 300 mm dia x 40m CURRICULUM VITAE (CV)
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Saudi Aramco : depth anode boreholes, installation of 10 nos anode batteries per borehole and apply the daily hot work permits prior for the drilling activities.
KSA : Ras Tanura Refinery Intake Channel Offshore
2003 : Geotechnical Investigation
Saudi Aramco : Supervision of jack-up barge mobilization and setting-out to the borehole locations. Supervision the geotechnical drilling investigation of 15 nos. offshore boreholes. Carry out logging of soil and rock core samples and reporting. KSA : SWCC Beach Well Project Deepwell Drilling and 2003 : Pumping Tests
Binnie Black & Veatch : Supervision of 300 mm dia x 60 m deep deepwell boreholes for the proposed desalination projects in the western province of KSA (Parasan Island, Al Confuda, Al Lith, Rabigh & Al Wajh). Carry out logging of drill cuttings, perform the 72-hour pumping tests and perform chemical tests such as temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, etc. Juaymah, KSA : Juaymah Trunk Line to Abu Safa Oil Field, Offshore 2003 : Geotechnical Investigation
Saudi Aramco : Supervision of jack-up barge mobilization and setting-out to the borehole locations. Supervision of offshore geotechnical drilling of 34 nos boreholes and carry out logging of soil and rock core samples.
KSA : Gulf Farabi Petrochemicals Project Geotechnical 2002 : Investigation
Gulf Farabi : Supervision of geotechnical drilling of +150 nos. boreholes & 30 nos trial pits. Carry out soil and rock core logging, plate load tests, electrical resistivity surveys, cross-hole tests and shallow seismic refraction surveys. Apply the daily work permits for the activities.
KSA : Juaymah GOSP-1 Project Geotechnical Investigation 2002 : Supervision of geotechnical investigation of +250 nos. Saudi Aramco : boreholes & 60 nos. trial pits. Carryout soil and rock core logging, plate load tests, electrical resistivity surveys, cross-holes, seismic refraction surveys and piezo-cone penetration tests. Apply the daily work permits prior for activities.
Leyte, Philippines : Ormoc to Maasin 138-KV T/L Segment of Leyte-Bohol 2001 : Interconnection Project
NAPOCOR : Contract Geologist for the geotechnical soil investigation of 310 nos. tower sites, including electrical resistivity surveys per tower.
Leyte, Philippines : 350-KV HVDC Leyte-Mindanao Interconnection Project 1998 : Supervising Geologist. Plan and supervise the CURRICULUM VITAE (CV)
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NAPOCOR : geotechnical investigation of + 550 Nos. tower sites, including electrical resistivity surveys. Select the soil samples for laboratory tests and prepare the geotechnical factual report.
Leyte, Philippines : 350-KV HVDC Leyte-Luzon T/L Interconnection Project 1997-1998 : Supervising Geologist. Plan and supervise the NAPOCOR : geotechnical investigation of + 700 nos. tower sites, including electrical resistivity surveys. Select the soil samples for laboratory tests and prepare the geotechnical factual report. Liaise with the Contractors during the construction stage.
Leyte & Bohol : 138-KV HVAC Leyte-Bohol T/L Interconnection Project 1997-1999 : Supervising Geologist.
NAPOCOR : Plan and supervise the geotechnical soil investigation of
+175 nos. tower sites, 02-nos substations and 02-nos cable terminal stations. Carry out the electrical resistivity surveys; select the soil samples for laboratory tests and prepare the geotechnical factual report. Liaise with Contractors during construction stage. Geophysical team member, with Japanese Consultants (Aero Asahi) in the conduct of marine geophysical surveys (side scan sonar, echo-sounder & sea bottom profiling) for the evaluation condition of seabed materials related to under-water power cable laying. Monitor and supervises the seabed trenching works and power cable laying of approximately 23 kms distance from Leyte Cable Terminal Station
towards Bohol Cable Terminal Station.
Negros Island : Hilabangan Hydro-power Projects Feasibility Study 1997 : Supervising geologist, team member with the Consultant, NAPOCOR : Lahmeyer International Ltd, in the conduct of Feasibility Study of Hilabangan, Pacuan and Carol-an rivers for the proposed hydro-power projects. Carry out the geologic mapping at the proposed weir sites, surge chambers, penstocks and the potential sources of clay borrow. Supervise and monitor drilling activities, perform rock core logging, oversee the laboratory tests such as the point load & UCS tests and evaluates the water pressure tests results
Panay, Philippines : Panay IV 138 KV Transmission Line Project 1996 : Senior Geologist. Plan and supervise the geotechnical NAPOCOR : investigation drilling of +300 nos. tower sites and conduct the electrical resistivity surveys. Carry out soil and rock core logging, and prepare the factual geotechnical investigation report.
Leyte & Cebu : Leyte-Cebu 238-KV T/L Interconnection Project 1995 : Senior Geologist. Plan and supervise the soil CURRICULUM VITAE (CV)
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NAPOCOR : investigation drilling of +350 nos. tower sites, 2 nos. substations and 2 nos. cable terminal stations. Conduct the electrical resistivity surveys, carryout soil and rock core logging and prepare the factual geotechnical
Leyte : Ormoc Central HVDC/HVAC Substation Project 1994-1995 : Senior Geologist. Plan and supervise the geotechnical NAPOCOR : investigation drilling of +100 nos. boreholes (30m to 100m depth). Conduct the electrical resistivity and shallow seismic refraction surveys. Carry out soil and rock core logging, and prepare the factual geotechnical investigation report.
Negros Oriental : Palimpinon 80-MW Modular Geothermal Power Plant 1994 : Project
NAPOCOR : Senior Geologist. Monitor, inspect and carry out detailed geological mapping on excavations for the foundations of powerhouse and steam demister. Monitor the slope
stability surrounding the project site.
Panay Island : Timbaban and Villasiga Hydroelectric Projects, Feasibility 1992-1993 : Study
NAPOCOR : Senior Geologist. Working team with the Consultants, NorConsult Pty. Ltd., in the Feasibility Study of Timbaban and Villasiga rivers for hydro-power projects. Carry out geologic mapping at weir site, surge chamber, penstock and the potential sources of clay borrow. Supervises drilling activities, perform rock core logging and evaluates the water pressure test results.
Negros Occidental : Bago River Hydroelectric Project, Definite Design 1990-1991 : Senior Geologist. Working team member with the NAPOCOR : Consultants, Sir William Halcrow & FUJI Engineering, in the Definite Design Study of Bago River HEP. Carry out geologic mapping at weir site, surge chamber, penstock and the potential sources of clay borrow.
Inspects/monitors drilling activities and perform rock core logging and evaluates the results of water pressure tests. Acupan Mines, Baguio : Baguio Gold Operations, Underground Mining 1997-1990 : Mine Geologist. Carry out detailed mineral and structural Benguet Corporation : geologic mapping. Directs the mining operations towards the mineable ore bodies and monitor grade control. Supervise the underground drilling exploration programs and perform detailed rock core logging. Update ore reserves based on underground and surface exploration data.
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