Latin bank funds refurbishment study of Haiti’s 54-MW Peligre

The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) has approved funding for a study of rehabilitation of the 54-MW Peligre hydroelectric project in Haiti.

IADB said January 8 it 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 called for expressions of interest from consultants to study sedimentation and to design equipment rehabilitation for Peligre in November 2007. (HNN 11/2/07)

IADB said its Infrastructure Fund would provide US$550,000 to the project, while its Special Operations Fund would contribute the remaining US$200,000.

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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