Garments exporter taps EDC to power Cavite facility

By Lenie Lectura – May 8, 2019
from 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 NST Group is a proud Filipino company linking brands and manufacturers into creating clothes for world-class brands.  We are happy to partner with EDC to step up our sustainability initiatives for our tenants that manufacture our garments for our buyers,” NST Apparel Director and Hamlin President Lawrence de los Santos said.

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,” de los Santos added.

The NST Group also has production facilities in Portugal and China.

The EDC is one of the world’s largest geothermal producers and the country’s leading renewable-energy company with an installed capacity of 1,471.8 megawatts. The EDC is a subsidiary of the First Gen Corp., the country’s largest clean-energy company, with a portfolio that included natural gas, geothermal, solar, wind and hydro.

“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.