BMR Energy gets to work on third solar project in U.S. Virgin Islands

logistics hub Ocean Point Terminals (OPT) will turn to BMR Energy to build a 10-MW solar project at the terminal in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. The facility will generate and deliver power to OPT’s marine logistics terminal and storage and blending complex, pursuant to a 20-year lease and operation and maintenance agreement.

The facility will be located on a site across from OPT’s administration building and adjacent to a housing estate owned by OPT, with construction expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2022. The project will meaningfully reduce OPT’s operating costs and emissions and will significantly increase clean renewable energy in the US Virgin Islands.

“We worked closely with BMR to design a solution that meets our energy requirements, lowers our energy costs, reduces our carbon footprint and helps to retain our competitive position as the largest terminal, storage and blending facility in the Caribbean,” said Todd Dillabough, Ocean Point Terminals CEO. “The project is on a fast track to begin construction this year and reach commercial operation in early 2023.”

Designed with strengthened racking, foundations and module connection systems, the project will be able to withstand wind speeds of up to 180 mph.

“This is a unique opportunity to further our commitment in the US Virgin Islands and to continue diversifying its energy resources with one of the most important companies and employers in the territory,” said Bruce Levy, BMR Energy CEO.

This will be BMR Energy’s third solar project in operation in the US Virgin Islands. BMR Energy also provides clean, sustainable electricity through its 6.4-MW solar farm in Donoe, St. Thomas, and its 5-MW solar farm in Spanish Town, St. Croix.

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