Old Harbour Power Plant Firmly Roots Jamaica in the Liquefied Natural Gas Industry

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the completion of the New Fortress Energy plant in Old Harbour firmly roots Jamaica in the Liquefied Natural Gas, LNG industry.

He was speaking at the Floating Storage and Regasification Terminal in Old Harbour, St Catherine on Friday.

Prime Minister Holness also lauded the Electricity Sector Enterprise Team, ESET for diversifying the country’s energy sector.

He says the country’s moving apace to meet its renewable energy target.

He says protecting the Caribbean Maritime University, CMU is critical given its importance to the renewable energy sector.

Mr Holness says LNG is not only cheaper than diesel, but it’s also more environmentally friendly.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, speaking Friday at the New Fortress Energy regasification ship off the Old Harbour coast.


Meanwhile, Prime Minister Holness says New Fortress Energy will also be supplying the University of the West Indies, UWI Mona and Red Stripe with LNG.

He says the natural gas provider’s also partnering with the state- owned Jamaica Urban Transit Corporation, JUTC.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness.




Neika Lewis is an award-winning journalist with over 7 years of experience across radio, tv and the print media. A CARIMAC alum, Neika copped the Prime Minister’s Youth award for journalism in 2017. Her reporting on a Jamaican pilot incarcerated in Qatar in 2015 led to his release. Neika hunts for human interest stories.


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