12 megawatt temporary generation unit arrived in Barbados

The 12-megawatt temporary generation unit sourced by the Barbados Light & Power Company, following a series of power blackouts, has arrived in the country.

In a release today the company said while the delivery was delayed 5 days due to shipping issues at the originating ports, the containers have been off-loaded at the Bridgetown Port, and transported to site overnight with support from the Barbados Port Authority, the Royal Barbados Police Force and other Government agencies.

The release adds that at the Garrison site, early preparation work was fully completed, all the necessary preparatory work was undertaken safely and the process of erecting and commissioning has commenced.