Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Philippines: Top Garment Exporter Now Powered by EDC’s Geothermal Energy

Garments exporter taps EDC to power Cavite facility (Business Mirror)

Top garments exporter Hamlin Industrial Corp., a subsidiary of the NST Group, has tapped the Energy Development Corp. (EDC) to supply power to its facility in Carmona, Cavite.

The EDC will source power from its Bacon-Manito geothermal project in the Bicol region to supply Hamlin’s requirements.

“We believe geothermal power is a great fit for our business. It is a great complement to the biomass boiler we have on-site, which powers our air-conditioning systems, among others, using waste materials generated from production,” NST Apparel Director and Hamlin President Lawrence de los Santos said.

“We are happy to support businesses like Hamlin. Geothermal, for us, is the holy grail of renewable energy. It is clean, and it is baseload; hence, it is reliable and can run 24/7 without depending on the seasons,” EDC Head of Business Development, Marketing, and Trading Marvin Kenneth Bailon said.