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Haiti - FLASH : The Caracol Industrial Park stopped for lack of fuel
26/09/2022 09:09:20

Haiti - FLASH : The Caracol Industrial Park stopped for lack of fuel
Following the September 21 press release addressed to its customers by the American company (NRECA international), supplier of 10 MW of thermal electricity (oil, diesel) to the Caracol Industrial Park (PIC) as well as to the surrounding population (villages of the district of Trou-du-Nord and Limonade, about 14,000 inhabitants), which warned of a possible breakdown of its services due to lack of fuel https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-37704-haiti-crisis-the-lack-of-fuel-threatens-all-jobs-in-the-caracol-industrial-park.html , NRECA announced Saturday in a new press release the total shutdown of the power plant of the PIC for lack of fuel and in the impossibility to stock up.

Let's recall that the Varreux oil terminal (70% of Haiti's reserves) has been completely blocked by "Barbecue" and his men for a week https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-37702-haiti-flash-barbecue-blocks-the-varreux-terminal-and-defeats-the-pm-video.html

"[...] Unfortunately, the road situation and access to fuel terminals in the country has not improved and our fuel reserves have run out [...] We inform you that the electricity service will be completely interrupted at from Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 2pm [...]" the statement indicates.

The largest industrial park in Haiti (nearly 13,000 direct jobs and 125,000 indirect jobs) and the companies which had observed a work stoppage due to the blocking of the roads, hoped to resume their activities this Monday, which will not be the case.

This forced work stoppage for lack of energy will have major consequences (if the situation continues) on orders in progress, on workers (direct and indirect), not to mention the negative impact on the development of the Park when new customers were planning to come and settle there...

In addition, it should be recalled that in order to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and respect the environment, the Ministry of Economy and Finance signed a contract with the Wineco-Siemens – Living Energy Group in July 2022, for the construction at PIC, of ​​2 solar power plants totaling 12 MW (the most powerful in Haiti) financed to the tune of 17 million US dollars by the Inter-American Bank (IDB) and the American Development Agency (USAID).

The work will last 16 months and the new solar power plant should enter into operation in November 2023. Find out more : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-37333-haiti-technology-all-the-details-on-the-construction-of-the-largest-solar-power-plant-in-the-country.html

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