A specialised engineer from Wartsila will be in the country soon to further assess what triggered the emergency shutdown of the $10.8B 46.5-megawatt power plant at Garden of Eden, East Bank Demerara six days ago.

Following that assessment, a report is expected to be provided to the relevant authorities for necessary action to be taken.

“They are still to provide that report, but as we speak right now, there are engineers on the ground. Another specialised engineer is supposed to arrive in the country to assist in the process… Once we find out what was the root cause of that problem, then we will have a schedule of the rectification time because we will know if we would have to get parts flown in, or if we have the parts in-country,” the Junior Public Works Minister, Deodat Indar told the Department of Public Information (DPI).

President, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali after the incident, made it clear that Wartsila will be held accountable for the work they have done. “So, they have to fix it and they have to get it up and running,” Dr. Ali HAD said.

The President explained that the Attorney General, Anil Nandlall S.C and Guyana Power and Light (GPL) will review the contract signed with the company. Added to that, President Ali said previously that once there are penalties included in the contract, they will be applied.


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