Through the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), the Dominican Government has issued an international public tender for the construction of two natural gas-fired plants and gas terminal it will operate in Manzanillo
Each of the natural gas-fired power plants must have a minimum contracted power of 350 MW and maximum power of 400 MW, supplied by a combined cycle unit of 400 MW net, according to MEM.
A copy of the international public tender, EDES-LPI-NG-01-2021, is available on MEM’s website, www.mem.gob.do as are further instructions for those interested in registering as participants.
The deadline for those interested in registering is 20 April 2021 and they can do so by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“This offer must include a natural gas terminal with onshore storage capacity sized to ensure the minimum supply of combined cycle generation units for a total of 800 MW for uninterrupted operation,” said MEM in a statement.
The long-term electric power purchase and sale contract would start 36 months from the date of a signed contract, lasting for 15 years.
The Dominican Republic is increasing its use of renewable energy (hydro, wind, solar and biofuel) and LNG as part of its energy mix. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the US exported record amounts of LNG – 26,051 million cubic feet – to the Caribbean nation in 2020, according to the US Energy Information Administration.
The Dominican Republic is one of 11 countries in Latin American and the Caribbean that have imported LNG from the US since 2016. From February 2016 to December 2020, LNG carriers have transported 429 cargoes of LNG to the region, totalling 1,272.3 billion cubic feet (bcf) of natural gas – representing about 20.6% of total US LNG exports. This includes 22 cargoes totalling 53.9 bcf of natural gas to the Dominican Republic, according to the US Department of Energy.
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