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New West Kingston Power Plant on track

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2012 | 12:00 AM
West Kingston Power Plant. Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer

Jamaica Energy Partners remains on course to begin rolling engines at its under-construction West Kingston Power Plant by March.

General manager of the company Wayne McKenzie yesterday confirmed to The Gleaner that the March schedule should be met with commercial operations starting in April.

Recently motorists suffered the inconvenience of workmen digging large trenches across Marcus Garvey Drive, downtown Kingston.

This was to lay the pipes that will take fuel from Petrojam to the new 66-megawatt plant, which is being built on lands close to Tivoli Gardens in West Kingston.

Approximately US$126 million is being spent to construct the power plant, which will sell electricity to the Jamaica Public Service Company.