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EDC receives Quality Management System ISO certification

Bacon-Manito geothermal power plant, Philippines (source: First Gen Corp.)
Francisco Rojas 23 Jul 2014

EDC has announced today that TUV Rheinland Cert GmbH has awarded them the Quality Management ISO 9001: 2008 certification for their outstanding work.

In press release today from EDC, the firm has announced that it has been given an ISO 9001: 2008 certifications from TUV Rheinland Cert GmbH for Quality Management.

The press release is as follows:
Energy Development Corporation (EDC) is ISO Certified receiving ISO 9001: 2008 certifications from TUV Rheinland Cert GmbH. This was earned after meeting performance standards in resource management in all its operating fields and the head office. EDC is the country’s largest geothermal energy producer and world leader in wet-steam technology. “We are proud to have received this recognition from the foremost international standard-setting body,” Manny Ogena, EDC’s head of Geosciences and Reservoir Engineering, said. “This certification further strengthens our commitment to adhere to our company’s Quality Policy to deliver accurate, cost effective, reliable and timely technical services that will ultimately help EDC achieve its goal of providing clean and renewable geothermal energy to the country”, he added.

The certification process took over a year. TUV issued the certification after its thorough review of the EDC was processes and practices of the EDC Resource Management Division of its Geosciences and Reservoir Engineering Group. EDC’s performance in personnel safety, equipment calibration, maintenance planning, and following best industry practices were key in qualifying for the certification. The certificates are valid from June 26, 2014 up to June 25, 2017. Ogena said, “The ISO 9001:2008 Certification further validates the effectiveness of the processes and systems we have in place, while giving us a tangible motivation for constant improvement. It also gives us greater confidence as we continue to break new ground as an international geothermal power developer.”

EDC has geothermal power sites located in the Bicol Region, Leyte Province, the Negros Islands and in Kidapawan in Mindanao. In recent years, EDC has been awarded geothermal concessions in Chile and Peru in Latin America.

Source: EDC Website – News Section