16 Dec 2016

Sta. Clara International Celebrates 40 Years of Engineering & Construction Excellence

Last December 2, 2016, SCIC celebrated its 40th anniversary in the construction industry. The event was attended by employees, partners and clients. SCIC took the opportunity to express its gratitude to all the people who have helped SCIC reach this milestone.

Sta. Clara International’s history begins in 1976, upon the start of construction of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. On its first year, the company, which Mr. Nicandro G. Linao named “Sta. Clara Trading and Construction Company”, bagged the deal which supplied aggregates and leased-out heavy equipment for the construction of the Nuclear Power Plant. Bagging more projects along the way, the company had built a reputation as one of the preferred industrial contractors in the Philippines.

One of the first featured project of SCIC came in 1991 when the company became the contractor for the Capayas Dam and Facilities project. Since then, SCIC has maintained a client-focused company with the technical know-how which has continued to gain the trust of its customers.

Starting with less than ten employees, SCIC now has more than 6,000 employees. The company expanded its operations overseas, specializing in Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD), and is proud of having a growing pool of engineers suited to take on various large and complex projects around the country and overseas.

The list of projects has grown to include various S&R and Puregold warehouse / shopping facilities, Tipo Road, Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) and advanced manufacturing plants to 14 MW Sabangan Hydroelectric power plant, 100 MLD Marikina North Sewage Treatment Plant; Petron Refinary Master Plan - Package I & D; 54 MW San Lorenzo wind farm; 8 MW Cabulig hydro power plant; 70 MW Bakun AC hydroelectric power plant; and 54 MW Guimaras wind farm.

SCIC has evolved from the traditional image of industrial infrastructure to a full-service engineering, development and management enterprise in the country, with overseas operations. With this change, the company has ramped up the use of renewable design in the construction of hydroelectric power plants, wind farms and solar power plants.

In 2013, Mr. Linao earned the accolades of his colleagues and captured the prestigious Trailblazer Award from the Philippine Contractors’ Association. Mr. Linao said he attributes the success of SCIC to its hardworking employees. He added that the people of SCIC is the company’s best asset. As head of SCIC, he sets a good example of humble leadership: calling employees by their nicknames. His down-to-earth approach to the workforce has become a signature management style adopted by SCIC over the years.

For the past four decades, its corporate values of Service, Commitment, Integrity and Character has been deeply ingrained in SCIC’s culture. It has serve as the company’s cultural cornerstone and foundation. SCIC has committed to deliver quality projects and is dedicated to guide clients from tender to actual use. These are the core values diligently practiced by Mr. Linao since he started his journey in the construction industry.

As SCIC continues to grow, the management commits to value its clients, partners and people. SCIC strives to stay on top of current market directions and to push itself to deliver legacy projects with the highest standards of quality and safety, thereby contributing to nation-building.

About Sta. Clara International Corporation (SCIC)
Founded in 1976, STA. CLARA INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION is one of the leading full-service engineering, construction and development company in the Philippines, with overseas operations, serving the Power and Utilities, Infrastructure and Civil Engineering sectors. The company's reputation and success have been achieved because of its strong technological orientation and advanced skills in Project Management for the implementation of complex projects. SCIC offers market research; feasibility studies; design and engineering; site management; works execution; startup & commissioning; operation and maintenance; and customer personnel training.