On Wednesday, December 13, a groundbreaking ceremony will be held for the 37 MW solar energy project in Paradise Park, Westmoreland, Jamaica. The project is estimated to cost $60m and should be commissioned within a year.
The project is being developed by French energy producer, Neoen, alongside Rekamniar Frontier Ventures and MPC Capital. Angella Rainford, the managing director of Rekamniar Frontier Ventures, said that some 200 persons would be employed during the construction phase, while there would be roughly 30 full time employees during the plant’s 20-year life span.
“We look forward to participating in future RFPs (requests for proposals) held by the Jamaican authorities and would be interested in expanding or building additional solar farms in Jamaica,” Rainford said when asked about future projects.