BPL to roll out new rental engines

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NASSAU, NP – Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd. (BPL) wishes to advise that beginning Thursday evening, January 7th at 11PM, four 96- tonne engines will be transported, one per night, from Arawak Cay Port to our Blue Hills Power Station (BHPS). The team will be moving one engine per night until Sunday, January 10th. Please be advised that roads will be closed and detours will be posted to accommodate this move. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we work to improve safety, reliability and cost of electricity.

The engines are rental units aimed at bolstering BPL’s generation fleet SunOil participated in the bidding process in May 2020 and won the bid to provide power through rental. These engines will use propane as their fuel source, leading to lower emissions and facilitating a lower fuel cost.

The project, similar to the major logistical project undertaken by BPL in Spring 2019 to transport the seven new Wӓrtsilӓ engines from Arawak Cay to our facility at Clifton Pier, will require cooperation between BPL contractors, the Ministry of Works, the Road Traffic Department, the Royal Bahamas Police Force and other agencies to coordinate the safe, smooth movement of these behemoth engines.
See below the Route the engines will take:

Exit Port onto Arawak Cay Drive Cross bridge – Staging Area
Turn right onto West Bay St. (towards Saunders Beach)
Exit South at Saunders Beach Roundabout onto Unnamed Road
Exit East on the six leg roundabout on Unnamed Road to Tonique Williams-Darling
Hwy
Exit South at roundabout to Baillou Hill Road Turn right onto Soldier Road
Arrive at BPL Power Plant (Blue Hills)
Total Distance from Arawak Cay to BPL Power Plant: 7 Miles / 11.265 Km.

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