The Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) owns and operates the FAB Dam which is believed to have been existing for more than 50 years. The FAB Dam is the lone source of water to the locators or industries inside the freeport. The dam is located in Mariveles, Bataan about 164 kilometers from Manila. It includes an embankment dam and a gated spillway. Its reservoir has a capacity of about 10.9 million cubic meters (MCM). Aside from supplying water to the FAB industries, a recent project involves a small hydropower plant utilizing water from the dam. EDCOP was commissioned to conduct engineering surveys and investigations to determine the safety and integrity of the dam and recommend improvements to maintain its structural integrity.