K&M served as Owner’s Engineer to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSC) for implementation of its Hunt’s Bay Power Project, a $23.2 million, 33 MW facility. K&M was responsible for startup and commissioning of the plant. K&M organized an international competitive selection process for the EPC contractor, and evaluated/selected the turnkey contractor according to World Bank standards. K&M brought the project to completion, from initial feasibility study to operation, in under 1-1/2 years on time and on budget.
The project was performed in two phases. In Phase I, technical services included: project feasibility study, conceptual design, bid package documents preparation, proposals evaluation, developer recommendation, and final EPC contract preparation. In Phase II, technical services included: design review, construction services oversight, and overall quality control for plant construction and start-up. The EPC contractor was the firm of Wallace O’Connor from Texas using local Sub-contractors.