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Bogue Plant on track

Published:Saturday | June 4, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Vincent Lawrence

Retrofitting of the 120-megawatt Bogue Plant is scheduled to be completed in less than three months, enabling the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Jamaica for the first time.

According to the Electricity Sector Enterprise Team (ESET), the project is progressing on schedule and has a commercial operation date of August 15.

Chair of the ESET Dr Vincent Lawrence, speaking at a press conference to update the public on the country's electricity-generation projects at the Office of the Prime Minister, on Tuesday, said the gas turbines at the St James location had already been retrofitted and the facility upgraded at a cost of US$22.7 million.

"It is really an achievement and something that I think the Jamaican public should take an interest in - to observe the progress that has been made and the commitment from both the Jamaica Public Service and the gas suppliers, New Fortress Energy," he said.