Skip to main content

JPS signs deal for US$330 million power plant

Published by
LNG Industry,

South Jamaica Power Company, a subsidiary of the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited, is set to spend US$330 million to construct an LNG-fuelled 190 MW power plant in Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine.

The company has signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract with Spanish contracting firm TSK to build the plant by early 2019.

South Jamaica Power Company General Manager Dan Theoc, says the new power plant would facilitate the addition of more natural gas to the company’s fuel mix.

“The last [base load] power plant to be built by JPS was in 2003,” he pointed out, making reference to the Bogue Power Plant in Montego Bay, which was recently converted to use Natural Gas.

“This plant will be even more significant to the energy landscape in terms of both size and impact,” he said. The 190 MW power plant will not only facilitate fuel diversification with a cleaner fuel, which is important to Jamaica as an island state, but will also allow JPS to retire its ageing plant in Old Harbour Bay, the light and power company added.

Read the article online at:

You might also like


[WEBINAR] Why Risk-Adjusted Project Forecasting Is Becoming the New Norm

This webinar will walk the audience through a methodology for developing risk-adjusted plans, leveraging remote collaboration techniques for disparate and socially distanced teams. This next-generation risk management approach is already proving itself on numerous oil and gas CAPEX projects. Find out why InEight expects the trend of risk-adjusted scheduling adoption to continue. Register for free today »


Polyisocyanurate vs. cellular glass

Johns Mansville looks at the differences between polyisocyanurate (PIR) and cellular glass insulations and discusses which one is better for LNG pipe insulation applications.


Embed article link: (copy the HTML code below):