West Indies Power (WIP) Begins Construction of Nevis Geothermal Plant

Left to Right: Pearlievan Wilkin - Geothermal Officer; Carlisle Powell - Junior Minister Natural Resources; Ernie Stapelton - P.S. Natural Resources; Kerry McDonald - WIP, CEO & Carter Labarge - CCC Group, Project Coordinator

West Indies Power (WIP) commenced 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”.

West Indies Power (WIP) is an independent power producer specializing in the development of geothermal energy in the Caribbean with geothermal development projects on Nevis/St. Kitts, Dominica, Saba and other Caribbean islands.

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