Power International announced Monday that it has signed a $9 million contract to install two large generators in Bermuda.
The Coeur d’Alene engineering and consulting firm will supply two 5.7 megawatt diesel generators for Bermuda Electric Light Co. Ltd. by July 1. The units will arrive by ship and be slowly driven up curvy Bermuda roads to the power plant near Hamilton, Bermuda, the company said.
Power engineers believe the 150-ton diesel generators will be the largest pieces of heavy equipment ever delivered to Bermuda.
Power engineers will also build a 120-foot stack to help control emissions from the new generators. Bermuda has some of the strictest air quality laws in the world, the company said.
The two diesel generators will back up the gas turbine generating system in place in Bermuda, according to BELCO officials.
Power, a subsidiary of Cincinnatibased CINergy, has offices in the Czech Republic and recently signed an agreement to manage the power system of the Republic of Kazakhstan.