Dec 202014

MANILA, Philippines – North Luzon Renewable Energy Corp. (NLREC), the developer and operator of the 81-megawatt wind farm in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, has bagged recognition for its overall safety performance.

NLREC is owned by AC Energy Holdings Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ayala Corp., UPC Renewables and the Macquarie PINAI fund.

In a recent announcement, Ayala Corp. said NLREC bagged the 2014 Shapes Safety Awards by the Safety and Health Association of the Philippine Energy Sector.

“The award recognizes energy companies as well as their safety and health professionals for their exceptional performance in workplace health and safety,” Ayala Corp. said.

According to the Safety and Health Association of the Philippine Energy Sector and the Department of Energy, the award is given to companies who have had no lost time accident, a broad and adequate measure of overall health and safety performance, for at least one year, and have had no outstanding safety violation with the Department of Energy (DOE) or the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Recipients of the award must also have had no violation of any DOE or DOLE safety and health laws, rules and regulations.

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The company welcomed the recognition, saying that it would remain committed to ensuring the safety of its workers.

“NLREC is both honored and encouraged to be recognized by this award as it attests to our continuous effort to ensure the health and safety not only the facility and our employees, but also of the communities around us. We thank the Safety and Health Association for this recognition and we hope to continue to improve NLREC’s safety and health practices to match global best practices and standards,” said NLREC chief operating officer Miguel de Jesus.

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