Eight Rivers Energy Company, the entity set to operate the Paradise Park Solar Farm in Westmoreland, says the project is half-complete and due for commissioning by the second quarter of this year.
Neoen, the French partner with the biggest stake in what will be Jamaica’s largest solar facility, has set up offices in Kingston with the expectation that it will be taking on other projects in Jamaica.
“Construction is well under way with critical milestones such as design, procurement and core logistics already complete,” said chairman of Eight Rivers Energy, Angella Rainford, in a joint interview with the Financial Gleaner from Neoen’s offices on South Avenue.
Paradise Park’s shareholders include Neoen, with 50 per cent; MPC Capital of Germany, 34.4 per cent; and Rainford’s company, Rekamniar Frontier Ventures, 15.6 per cent. Rainford is also the managing director of Rekamniar.