Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Seven new engines for BPL arrive in the capital

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A ship carrying seven new multi-fuel engines for Bahamas Power and Light (BPL), arrived at the Arawak Cay Port from Finland on Tuesday afternoon, giving consumers a glimmer of hope that their electricity woes may soon come to an end.

The new engines are expected to remove dependence on rental generators and place BPL on a path to energy security.

Quincy Parker, Public Relations Director at BPL, told Eyewitness News Online Tuesday that the new engines have the capability of burning heavy fuel oil, light fuel oil and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

The latter will become available in The Bahamas when Shell completes its power plant in The Bahamas, slated for 2020 or early 2021, according to Parker.  Read more >>