BK International, the contractor for the $242M fuel wharf for a new power station at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Bank Demerara, yesterday insisted that it is not to be blamed for the delays.
The wharf is critical for the docking of vessels which will discharge fuel to the pipe lines there that are attached to the tanks at the fuel station, several hundred feet away. Without the wharf, the power station cannot operate, as it requires almost 1,000 barrels per day.
“BK International is satisfied that it has worked diligently on this project and has kept the GPL (Guyana Power and Light Inc) management updated on the progress of the works.”
“Since the rivetted driveway through the mangrove swamp, to connect with the reinforced concrete catwalk and berthing area, has been completed, the GPL management team has been able to make direct inspections of the progress of the work,” BK said in a media release.
This newspaper yesterday carried a front page story giving an update on the US$26M new Wartsila power station being built at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Bank Demerara.
The 26 megawatt plant is almost completed but the wharf still has some way to go.
BK International, the contractor, was upset yesterday that the article suggested it was to blame.
The contractor noted that it was GPL CEO, Bharat Dindyal, who said that terrain at Vreed-en-Hoop has been a challenging one, with 800 piles driven to ensure the foundation of the new station remains stable.
BK International also refuted that the photograph carried with the story reflected the current state of the project. Rather, BK believed that the photographs were taken several months ago.
However, the photographs were taken just over a week ago during a flyover by Kaieteur News of the area.
“The absence of any direct or indirect link between the work being done by BK International and the date for the commissioning of the project exposes the real intent of the Kaieteur News front page.” Work on the wharf continues during the periods of low tide as high tides are not conducive for this type of operation in the river.”
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Revetted driveway through mangrove swamp connecting to reinforced concrete catwalk and berth
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