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August 22nd, 2016
Transporting of BVIEC generator still ongoing

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – The transporting of the 160 ton Wartsila generator from the Port Purcell dock to the BVI Electricity Corporation’s (BVIEC) Pockwood Pond Power Plant has been delayed for close to three hours already.

August 20th, 2016
BVIEC taking extreme precautions in carrying generators to Pockwood Pond

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In the absence of a deep water harbour in Pockwood Pond, the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) had no alternative but to offload its three new Wartsila generators for the Phase V Power Development Project at Port Purcell.

August 19th, 2016
‘Light at the end of the tunnel’- Leroy A. E. Abraham

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI – The British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has begun to offloaded its three Wartsila power generating sets for the Phase V Power Development Project, which is geared towards tackling the power woes hitting the territory.

August 18th, 2016
Three new generators arrive for BVIEC’s Phase V Project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the frequent power outages being experienced in the territory due to load shedding and other issues, residents would welcome the news that three new engines have arrived for the BVI Electricity Corporation’s (BVIEC) Phase V Power Development Project, although they are not expected to be added to the grid until in December.

July 7th, 2016
FLOW & BVIEC sign agreement for use of fibre optic cable that will improve telecom service for Virgin Gorda customers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- FLOW customers in Virgin Gorda and the other sister islands can look forward to improved services in the coming months with the inking of an important agreement between FLOW and the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC).

June 27th, 2016
BVIEC investigating 'root' cause of island-wide power outage

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Sometime around 1:00 A.M. on June 27, 2016 there was an island wide power outage that the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) is now investigating.

March 21st, 2016
Gov't buckling to concerns over proposed Wartsila agreement

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) told this news site that Government is likely to shelve a proposal by equipment supplier Wartsila to train local engineers in the use of new engines that the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) recently acquired.

March 8th, 2016
‘No one will lose their jobs @ BVIEC’ - Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) today March 8, 2016 sought to put to rest fears over the hiring of an overseas company to provide temporary services relating to training of employees to run the new power plants that the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has acquired as part of the Phase V development.

March 7th, 2016
UPDATE: BVIEC Supervisor Vincent Matthew in court over death of Alex George

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) announced over a week ago via a press release that it had brought manslaughter charges against a BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) senior linesman, 53 year old Vincent Matthew made his first appearance in a Virgin Islands court house in Road Town, the capital city.

February 13th, 2016
High Voltage Cable Laying Project poorly planned- Hon Fraser

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition and Representative for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA said that there was poor planning surrounding the excavation works in areas, including the Third District, where the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) is laying a high-voltage cable underground as part of its Phase 5 upgrade.



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