The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has opened bids for a 360MW power project in Jamiaca.

Jamaica Gleaner reported that three local firms including Amourview Holdings, Tank-Weld, and Mussons Jamaica have collaborated to become the preferred bidder for the power project.

All the three firms have set up Energised Jamaica, which will bid for the project.

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) would join hand with with three local entities who will bid for the project.

However, JPS has not revealed names of the entities that it would be joining with.

JPS president and CEO Kelly Tomblin, "While JPS is not submitting an independent bid, we are pleased to partner with other bidders to ensure that new power generation is added to the grid. We also plan to work with our partners to continue to bring much-needed fuel diversity to Jamaica."

Energised Jamaica plans to build a 360MW dual-fuel selective-cycle reciprocating power plant with an investment of about $586.7m.

Other entities that are hoping to become the successful bidder for the project are Energy World International, Azurest Cambridge, and Optimal Energy.

Energy World International is proposing to build a 478MW combined-cycle power plant with an investment of $737m.