Haiti names engineer to study sediment at 54-MW Peligre

The government of Haiti has named a Puerto Rico engineering firm to study reservoir sedimentation in connection with rehabilitation of Haiti’s 54-MW Peligre hydroelectric project.

With funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), government utility Electricite d’Haiti awarded a US$149,200 contract to Gregory L. Morris Engineering P.S.C. Morris was chosen from among four bidders for the work. (HNN 11/2/07)

The government seeks an analysis of sedimentation in Peligre’s reservoir to determine whether, with a technically and economically feasible solution, the hydroelectric resource would continue to be available for another 20 years after project rehabilitation. Haiti also plans to overhaul Peligre’s equipment to extend project life.

Morris’s work is to include: analysis of the sedimentation situation in the Peligre reservoir; determination of the hydric balance of the hydrological system of the project; and determination of a strategic solution to the sedimentation problem.

IADB approved US$750,000 in technical cooperation funding to Haiti in January, to help finance rehabilitation of Peligre, which serves the Port-au-Prince area but has diminished generating capacity due to deteriorating equipment. (HNN 1/10/08)


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