Work commences on Mabaruma’s Solar Farm

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Work on Guyana’s first ever Solar Farm in Mabaruma, Region One (Barima-Waini) has begun, bringing the project one step closer to reality.

The cleared site where the Mabaruma solar farm will be constructed

According to the Department of Public Information (DPI), the construction of the $264M mega solar farm is being executed in three phases. The first phase will see the extension of the distribution network from its endpoint to a new location in Khan’s Hill. The second stage caters for site preparation and construction of the fence, while the third phase involves the actual construction of the solar farm.

Electrical Engineer for Region One, Frederick Cort, in updating the Department of Public Information (DPI) on the project’s status, explained that “so far we’ve completed the extension of the network and the preparation of the site. We’re currently in preparation for the fence, which is expected to be completed by the end of February.”

Cort explained that inclement weather has delayed the shipping of the material to the North West district resulting in the late start of the project. He said there have been other challenges, however, the Ministry remains focussed on its objective to complete the project in a timely manner.

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