Latin bank considers funds to refurbish Haiti’s 54-MW Peligre

The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) is considering a proposal to lend US$12.5 million to Haiti’s electric utility to help fund rehabilitation of the 54-MW Peligre hydroelectric project.

In January, IADB approved a US$750,000 technical cooperation donation to Haiti to design the rehab program for Peligre, which serves the Port-au-Prince area but has diminished generating capacity due to deteriorating equipment. The government announced a contract in March to Gregory L. Morris Engineering P.S.C. of Puerto Rico to study sedimentation and to design equipment rehabilitation for Peligre. (HNN 3/24/08)

IADB now is considering lending Electricite d’Haiti US$12.5 million of the US$17 million cost of major rehabilitation of electro-mechanical equipment to extend the useful life of the plant at least 25 years. Approval is tentatively scheduled for fourth quarter of 2008.

Proposed work is to include diagnosis of electro-mechanical equipment, including turbine-generators, controls, and auxiliaries; defining of rehabilitation to extend project life, including economic and environmental viability; and designing of a hiring strategy and solicitation documents and contracts to carry out rehabilitation.

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