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Guyana: Energy agency signs deal for $1b solar farms at Lethem, Bartica

The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) on Wednesday signed a deal for the establishment of solar farms at Lethem and Bartica which will cost a total of $1.1b.

A release from the GEA yesterday said that it has entered a pact with Farfan & Mendes Limited and SOVENTIX Caribbean S.R.L for the  engineering, procurement, construction and installation and commissioning of solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants including Battery Energy Storage Systems for the hinterland at Bartica and Lethem in two lots.

Of the eight companies – both local and international – which participated in the procurement process that commenced with the opening of bids on January 7, 2020, the release said that Farfan & Mendes Limited and SOVENTIX Caribbean S.R.L emerged as the winning bidder.

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