New Fortress To Build, Operate US$265m Gas-Fired Power Plant For Jamalco

Jamaica Gleaner

August 4, 2017

New Fortress Energy will hire 425 persons during the construction stage of the planned US$265-million natural gas facility to be developed in Clarendon.

Residents welcome the jobs but are concerned about air pollution, according to the newly released environmental impact assessment report, the EIA, produced by Conrad Douglas & Associates Limited on behalf of the American energy company.

The facility, described as a cogeneration plant, will run on natural gas with diesel as a backup. The plant will provide cheaper fuel for bauxite company Jamalco.

Most of the jobs, or 325, are slated for the main construction site; 50 for switchyard and substation; and 50 for the pipeline installation. Additionally, it is expected that 20 permanent positions will result from the operations of the plant.

New Fortress plans to construct and operate the 200 MW combined heat and power cogeneration power station on brownfield space at Jamalco's alumina refinery complex in Halse Hall, Clarendon. The plant is to be developed in two phases of 100MW each...

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