South Jamaica Power Company (SJPC), a subsidiary of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), on Wednesday signed an engineering procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Spanish firm TSK Group to undertake the turnkey construction of the 190 megawatt combined cycle plant at Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine.
Construction of the US$300-million project is expected to start by March 1, according to project director of SJPC, David Cook, who said the signing was the culmination of negotiations the companies have had for the past several months.
Signing of the contract means that TSK is assured of building the plant and replaces two other foreign-based companies, which were considered to undertake the long-awaited project, which is meant to make power more affordable for households, local firms, as well as reduce the country’s imports of oil and use of fuel.
Published in the Gleaner
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