Jamalco power station

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Jamalco power station was a proposed 100-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Clarendon, Jamaica. It is now being built as a natural gas-fired plant.

Location

The map below shows Halse Hall, the approximate location the plant would be built.

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Background

Jamalco alumina refinery in Jamaica is 55% owned by London-based Noble Group, which acquired it from US-based Alcoa World Alumina LLC in 2014. The remaining 45% is owned by the state through Clarendon Alumina Partners. Noble said it plans to construct, by 2017, a 100MW power plant for the refinery under a BOOT (build, own, operate, transfer) arrangement. The plant may be coal- or gas-fired.[1]

In 2015, Jamalco said it planned to spend US$500 million on a coal plant to be completed by 2018 fourth-quarter.[2]

In 2016, in a move welcomed by Jamaican environmentalists[3], Jamalco announced that natural gas would replace coal as the plant's fuel source.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Jamalco
  • Parent company: Noble Group (55%), Clarendon Alumina Partners (45%)
  • Location: Halse Hall, Clarendon, Jamaica
  • Coordinates: 17.9311, -77.2478 (approximate)
  • Status: Being built as a natural gas plant
  • Gross Capacity: 100MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service: 2018
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