Almost three months after commissioning a spanking new US$36M power plant at Vreed-en-Hoop,File Photo: These fuel tanks at GPL’s new power station at Vreed-en-Hoop,WBD, are reportedly sitting unused.West Bank Demerara, fuel is still being trucked across the river to the location as an adjoining wharf is still not in operation.According to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GPL, Bharrat Dindyal, a team is expected to inspect the wharf facilities and pipelines this week before fuel vessels can pull alongside.The 26-megawatts power plant was commissioned in early February, reportedly demanding up to 1,Jerseys NFL Wholesale China Online,000 barrels of oil daily.With the wharf incomplete, GPL was forced to hire trucks to transport fuel from Kingston, across the aging Demerara Harbour Bridge, to the new power plant.Reportedly, almost 20 truck-loads,Curtis Joseph Red Wings Jersey, carrying about quarter tank of oil because of weight restrictions on the bridge, are taken to Vreed-en-Hoop daily to keep the power plant running.In February, amidst questions, GPL did not rule out the application of liquidated damages against BK International which had the contract for the $242M fuel and pipeline component of the power plant.The US$36M Wartsila plant was commissioned by President Donald Ramotar without the critical component of the fuel lines operational.Dindyal said in February that it may be six weeks before fuel lines become operational allowing boats to dock alongside the wharf.The entire project was delayed by almost two years sending costs up to US$36M. GPL had signed a US$26M contract with Wartsila, a Finnish company that has several enginesFile Photo: A truck pumping fuel into the new GPL’s Vreed-en-Hoop power plant.across the country, since entering the Guyana market in the 1990s.GPL was responsible for the foundation, fuel lines and wharf.The company, which has been criticized for its high losses and costs, had admitted that the cost of trucking fuel is significant.As a matter of fact, Loris Nathoo,NFL Jerseys Supply, Divisional Director (Finance) of GPL, says that the company is spending about US$1 more per barrel. The power plant requires about 250,000 barrels of Heavy Fuel Oil annually to operate.Government has hailed the Vreed-en-Hoop plant as a major boost to GPL’s generating capacity. In the inter-connected network of Demerara and Berbice,cheap nfl jerseys china, the company has about 130 megawatts being produced by its engines. The demand is about 110 megawatts.Another major plus, says the officials, is the fact that Demerara,because of a new power cable link in the Berbice River, has been supplying around 10-12 megawatts of power, stabilizing the systems there. It is much cheaper than Berbice actually generating power.GPL has been under scrutiny as consumers complain of blackouts and increasing costs. The business community has been calling for cheaper, more reliable power.