Standing firm in the Ring of Fire
Two platforms stand firm in an earthquake zone off the Philippines, producing natural gas used to meet around 20% of the country’s electricity needs. Discover how the Malampaya energy project has equipped local people with skills for a better life, including Brenda, the first female welder in her region. And see how the nation’s oldest tribe is welcoming electric light into their homes for the first time.
The malampaya energy story in film
About 90% of the world’s earthquakes occur in a huge Pacific Ocean basin called the Ring of Fire. How do you safely unlock natural gas from a platform at the ocean surface where tremors and typhoons strike?
Meet Brenda, the woman who broke the mould in her Filipino village when she trained as a welder. Discover how a skills programme is helping young adults leave unemployment and poverty behind.
The Batak are one of the Philippines’ oldest indigenous peoples, living deep in the forest of Palawan. A new programme is bringing electric light to their community for the first time, promising a better quality of life.
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