(Photo Credit: BVI Platinum News) The incinerator while it was on fire in November 2018.
Over $353,000 will be spent in order to repair and restore the Pockwood Pond Incinerator, and in an effort to fast-track the repair process, Cabinet has waived the tender process for the procurement of a control panel box to the tune of $161, 300.
This comes some five months after the facility was destroyed by a fire.
In a statement on the decision taken on April 17, Cabinet disclosed that they decided to “waive the tender process in the purchase of an incinerator control panel box on the basis that there is only one manufacturer, and the procurement of electrical services at the Incinerator Plant in Pockwood Pond in order to expedite repairs to the Incinerator.”
The CS-4000 Incinerator Replacement Solid State Control Panel will be purchased from Consutech Systems LLC at a cost of $161,300.
It was further disclosed that Skelton Electrics Ltd will be contracted at a cost of $192,153 to carry out electrical repairs to the Incinerator Plant.
This brings the total funds to be allocated to the repair project to $353,453.
On November 26, last, a fire—caused by the explosion of a LPG gas tank— engulfed the incinerator at the Pockwood Pond dumpsite.
Following that incident, the public was advised to use the dumpsite on the hill, above the incinerator, which had resulted in landfill fires.