New Fortress Energy is to build a $265m, 200 MW gas-fired combined heat and power plant in Clarendon, Jamaica.

425 jobs will be created for the construction phase of the project, which will run on natural gas, with diesel as back-up, serving the Jamalco bauxite plant.
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Most of the jobs, or 325, are slated for the main construction site; 50 for switchyard and substation; and 50 for the pipeline installation. Additionally, it is expected that 20 permanent positions will result from the operations of the plant.

Gleaner website reports that New Fortress plans to construct and operate the 200 MW combined heat and power cogeneration power station on brownfield space at Jamalco’s alumina refinery complex in Halse Hall, and is to be developed in two phases of 100MW each.

Natural gas will be the primary fuel for the facility with low-sulphur automotive diesel oil as a backup fuel. It is expected that the facility would use diesel in six per cent of its operating hours per year.