Power generator now on Rota

The 1.8-megawatt generator that the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. bought in response to an electric power emergency on Rota is already on the island and has been placed on its slab, according to CUC executive director Gary P. Camacho yesterday.

Camacho said the contractor is just waiting for the electrical cables; they are expected to be delivered today, Tuesday.

“The installation of the fuel lines is currently being performed,” Camacho added.

He did not indicate the contractor’s completion date target.

The entire project is worth $690,000.

The CUC board approved the selection of the International Bridge and Construction Marianas Inc. to procure, deliver, and install the generator.

IBCMI has failed to meet the extended May 19, 2019 deadline to install the generator after it allegedly encountered some issues in delivering the unit from the U.S. mainland to Rota.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a veteran journalist who has covered all news beats in the CNMI. Born in Lilo-an, Cebu City in the Philippines, De la Torre graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is a recipient of many commendations and awards, including the CNMI Judiciary’s prestigious Justice Award for his over 10 years of reporting on the judiciary’s proceedings and decisions. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@saipantribune.com
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