Top garment exporter now powered by EDC’s geothermal energy

Hamlin Industrial Corporation’s production facility in Carmona, Cavite is now powered by clean and reliable geothermal energy from the Energy Development Corporation’s (EDC) Bacon-Manito Geothermal Project in Bicol. Present during the ceremonial retail supply contract signing held last April 23rd in Carmona, Cavite were (from left to right): Carlos Vega, First Gen Vice President; Marvin Kenneth Bailon, EDC Head of Business Development, Marketing, and Trading; Lawrence Delos Santos, NST Apparel Director Hamlin Industrial Corporation President; and Marsha Pepino, NST Chief Financial Officer.

Hamlin Industrial Corporation, a subsidiary of the NST Group, commits to a greener future as its Carmona, Cavite facility is now powered by clean and reliable geothermal energy supplied by the Energy Development Corporation’s (EDC) Bacon-Manito Geothermal Project in the Bicol region. EDC has been supplying Hamlin with geothermal power since February 2019.

“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 Delos Santos shared. “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 Group also has production facilities in Portugal and China.

“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.