LNG Arrives For JPS Bogue Power Plant

Jamaica Observer

October 27, 2016

The Government’s drive to bring cheaper and cleaner energy to consumers has been advanced with the arrival of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) for the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) power plant in Bogue, St James.

Supplied by New Fortress Energy, the shipment arrived at the Port of Montego Bay aboard the feeder ship Anthony Veeder on October 22.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of JPS, Kelly Tomblin, said the introduction of LNG as part of the energy mix represents "a historic milestone for Jamaica" as the nation pursues "energy diversification and the expansion of its energy sector".

Tomblin, who was at the Montego Bay port for the ship’s arrival, said New Fortress has pumped US$750 million into the construction of the LNG terminal.

She said that natural gas will play a key role in transforming the energy sector, while supporting industrial development and economic growth.

"We are definitely on the threshold of great things for Jamaica and the region," Tomblin emphasised.

Just a year ago, New Fortress Energy signed an agreement with JPS to supply LNG for Jamaica’s 120-megawatt power plant in Bogue. Earlier this year, the plant was converted to run on gas as well as Automotive Diesel Oil (ADO)...

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