The submissions were made during a virtual ceremony on January 7, 2022, where companies had to submit applications ahead of a 2:00 pm deadline.
Applicants of the project furnished the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) with information that will be evaluated for the purposes of qualifying them for a future tender for Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Services for a microgrid project at Paraquita Bay.
The project’s scope includes Solar PV, Battery Storage, Power Management Systems, a Substation and would require undergrounding of electrical cables, with options for integration with existing fossil fuel generating assets in the VI, according to information from the BVIEC.
Back in January 2021, BVIEC announced that it had secured a technical assistance grant funding through the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) which was provided by the Canadian Support to the Energy Sector in the Caribbean (CSES-C) Fund.
The following is the list of the nineteen (19) companies that submitted RFQ applications to be considered for pre-qualification for the BVIEC’s Microgrid Project at Paraquita Bay.
* JV Kelly Construction Atec
* Core Development Group
* Ctechi Group Ltd
* Ozz Group Inc
* Sylvester Engineering Ltd
* Compass Solutions International Ltd
* Groupotec Renewables Ltd
* Kline Maintenance & Construction Ltd
* Gearing Up Limited
* Sma Solar Academy
* Deltro Group Ltd
* Dhybrid Power Systems Gmbh
* China Machinery Engineering Corporation
* Your Eco Construction Ltd
* Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC)
* Autland Heavy Equipment & Salt Energy
* Sino Soar Hybrid (Beijing) Technology Co. Ltd
"Over the next upcoming weeks we will be going through all of the applications, ensuring that they comply with the requirements as issued and you should be hearing back from us shortly with regards to who has been pre-qualified," Mr Abraham told representatives of the various companies on January 7, 2022.