michael john de vera


After graduating cum laude from the school of civil engineering in 1990 at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York in the US, He worked briefly as an associate design engineer with M. W. Kellogg in Houston, Texas. He then joined a company in the Philippines involved in heavy steel fabrication, general engineering & construction, and trading. His 9-year company experience with the Philippine company involved notable and landmark projects in the Philippines.

He was part of the project team that was responsible for the fabrication and installation of the first Continuous Vacuum Pan for a Sugar Factory in Batangas, Philippines; for the design, fabrication, and installation of the first locally designed LPG Spherical Tanks for various Oil Companies in the Philippines; for the fabrication of Heat Recovery Steam Generator Steel Works for NEM of Holland; for the fabrication of SO2 Cooler Heat Exchanger for Procter & Gamble Philippines, Inc.; for the fabrication of temporary exhaust stacks for the 600MW Combined Cycle Power Plant Project of Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) of Sweden in Bataan, Philippines; for the fabrication and erection of a 20 mW steam/water separator Vessel for geothermal power plant of the Philippine National Oil Company-EDC; for the supply and erection of approximately 1200MT of steel structures for the Precision Building at Laguna Techno Park of Anam Construction & Dev. Phils.; supply & erection of approximately 2400MT of steel structures for the Test & Assy. Building at Laguna Techno Park of Anam Construction & Dev. Phils.

He was part of a project team composed of French and Philippine nationals that conducted a study for the rehabilitation of diesel fired power plants in various places in the Philippines which were part of the number of power plants with a combined capacity of 600MW earlier supplied by SEMT Pieltstick of France in the late 70s. The project team’s study also involved the possible financing of these power plants with French Government Soft Loan.