Fire and Mechanical Failure Cause of Outages on Monday

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CAPEBAY, Sint Maaarten – The outages on Monday, 28 September throughout the country was a result of a fire and mechanical failure at the Cay Bay Power Plant. There were no injuries with respect to the fire.

One of the medium sized power generation units caught fire which was quickly extinguished by the fire systems and staff at the power plant.

Thereafter, power plant personnel had to deal with one of the larger units developing a mechanical problem.

After a thorough inspection of the medium sized unit, this generator was brought back online.

Later in the day on Monday the larger unit was also brought back online.

On Tuesday there were no mechanical challenges.

NV GEBE apologizes to its customers for the inconvenience caused