West Indies Power starts first construction efforts at Nevis project

Nevis government officials,WIP- CEO and CCC - Project Coordinator at geothermal site at Nevis, Caribbean (source: WIP)
Alexander Richter 29 Jul 2011

With initial work started, West Indies Power moves into the construction phase at its 8.5MW geothermal power plant project in Nevis, Caribbean.

Earlier this week, “West Indies Power (WIP) began construction of the geothermal power plant on Nevis which will be located at Springhill near the village of Fountain.

The plant will be a single flash geothermal power plant that will initially have an output of 8.5MW. This plant has the capacity to be expanded to 13MW.

The initial work consists of site clearing, surveying, geotech testing, drill pad and power pad construction. This work will take approximately two months to complete and is being
performed by various local Nevisian contractors.

The production drilling is scheduled to begin in September. The drilling rig will arrive in Nevis August/September, of this year, and will move to the Springhill site once the drilling pad has been completed.

Kerry McDonald, CEO of WIP, stated “It has been a long time coming but WIP is pleased to begin the construction of the Nevis Geothermal Plant that will bring low cost reliable electricity to the people of Nevis in 2012”.

Source: Company release