Diesel Power Plants in the Caribbean - other Leeward Islands

Bellefontaine-2
Location: Martinique
Operator: EDF PEI
Configuration: 12 X 18.3-MW 18V48/60 engines
Operation: 2014
Fuel: HFO
T/G supplier: MAN Diesel
EPC: MAN Diesel, Eiffage TP, Clemessy SA
Quick facts: Bellefontaine-2 was opened on 27 Jun 2014 and replaced the first large DPP at the site, which was closed on 13 May 2014. The new plant cost €450mn and uses very low-sulfur fuel oil.

Photograph courtesy of EDF
Posted 15 Jul 2015

This was photograph number 8,500 posted in the Power Plants Around the World gallery.

Corito
Location: Anguilla
Operator: Anguilla Electric Co Ltd
Configuration: 5 X 1 MW, 2 X 3.1 MW, 2 X 3.9 MW
Operation: 1985-2006
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: Wartsila, other
Quick facts: The first genset at Corito was relocated from a temporary power plant at the government's ice plant in The Valley. With British aid and funds from the Caribbean Development Bank, the first medium-speed generator at Corito was commissioned in 1985.

Photograph courtesy of Anguilla Electric Co Ltd
Posted 10 Aug 2008

Fond Cole
Location: Dominica
Operator: Dominica Electricity Services Ltd
Configuration: nine engines, approx 12 MW capacity
Operation: 1971-2003
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: Caterpillar, Stork, Allen
Quick facts: This is Dominica's main thermal power station. Domlec also has three minihydroelectric plants.

Photograph courtesy of mydominica.org
Posted 26 Jun 2005

La Vallee Resort
Location: St Kitts
Operator: La Vallee Greens Golf Course and Resort
Configuration: 1 X 2.5 MW 7FDS16 engine
Operation: 2005
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: GE
EPC: Power Quality Engineering Inc
Quick facts: This 16-cylinder genset supplies continuous power for the La Vallee Greens hotel, golf course, marina and villa resort. The engine has electronic fuel injection with NOx emissions below 8.6g per horsepower-hour.

Photograph courtesy of General Electric
Posted 2 Nov 2005

Needsmust
Location: St Kitts
Operator: St Kitts Electricity Dept
Configuration: 8 engines, approx 35 MW capacity
Operation: 1971-1999
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: Caterpillar, Mirrlees

Photograph by Velma A James
Posted 5 Oct 2002

Needsmust Extension
Location: St Kitts
Operator: St Kitts Electricity Dept
Configuration: 2 X 4-MW 18V28/32S engines
Operation: 2010
Fuel: fuel oil
E/G supplier: MAN B&W
EPC: MAN B&W, Carib Energy
Quick facts: The first phase of the Needsmust plant extension cost $22mn and was completed in Nov 2010. This allowed for the deactivation of 3.5 MW of rental generating capacity at the Bradshaw Intl Airport. Two more similar engines are to be installed in 2011.

Photograph courtesy of SKNVibes.com
Posted 13 Nov 2010

Peristyle
Location: Guadeloupe
Operator: Energie Antilles SCITE
Configuration: 4 X 5.25 MW 16PA48 engines
Operation: 2000
Fuel: diesel oil
T/G supplier: SEMT
EPC: SEMT, SDEM

Photograph courtesy of SDEM Enterprises
Posted 14 Sep 2008

Pointe Jarry
Location: Guadeloupe
Operator: EDF PEI
Configuration: 12 X 18.3-MW 18V48/60 engines
Operation: 2014
Fuel: HFO
T/G supplier: MAN Diesel
EPC: MAN Diesel, Eiffage TP, Clemessy SA
Quick facts: In Jan 2013, EDF PEI Pointe Jarry took delivery of the first of 12 engines for a new power station at Pointe Jarry. The new installation replaced the Jarry Nord TPP, which was closed on 31 Dec 2014, and was built on the site of the demolished Jarry Sud PS. The new Pointe Jarry plant completed on 12 Jun 2015.

Photograph courtesy of EDF
Posted 15 Jul 2015

Prospect Extension
Location: Nevis
Operator: Nevis Electricity Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 2.5-MW MP36 engine
Operation: 2016
Fuel: fuel oil
E/G supplier: ??
EPC: Lefco Equipment Rental and Construction Co Ltd
Quick facts: The Prospect DPP in Charlestown is the main power source in Nevis. This containerized set was commissioned on 21 Dec 2016 for backup power generation and load control pending completion of a new 3.8-MW machine in 2017.

Photograph courtesy of www.thestkittsnevisobserver.com
Posted 8 Jan 2017

 
Vieques Island
Location: Puerto Rico
Operator: Puerto Rico Electric Power Auth
Configuration: 1 X 1 MW, 2 X 2 MW 18V20 engines
Operation: 1989-2004
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: Caterpillar, Wartsila
EPC: RG Engineering
Quick facts: In Jan 2003, Wärtsilä won the contract to supply two Power Modules to the island of Vieques. Each of the two Power Modules is a pre-assembled, self-contained unit containing a genset and auxiliaries.

Photograph courtesy of Wartsila
Posted 13 Sep 2008

Wadadli
Location: Antigua
Operator: Antigua Public Utilities Authority
Configuration: 6 X 5-MW 12V32/40 engines
Operation: 2011
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: MAN B&W
EPC: Beijing Construction Engineering Group Co Ltd, Xi'an Marine Equipment
Quick facts: In 2006, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda and APUA began negotiations for a new 30-MW DPP. Ultimately, Beijing Construction Engineering Group was selected as the contractor and the China ExIm bank made a loan of 300mn yuan to support the project. The new plant went online on 8 Sep 2011.

Photograph by Desmond Brown (Flickr)
Posted 23 Feb 2016

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 08-Jan-2017

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