The government’s already controversial 381MW project just received another blow as the decision was made to take the contract from Energy World International (EWI), the second place bidder that ascended to the top of to the pile late last year. This was after first-place bidder, Azurest-Cambridge Power (ACP) consortium, suffered a similar fate in October 2013, after failing to meet the deadline to submit the $6.9 million security bond.
The selection of EWI has been shrouded in controversy since day one, amidst concerns that the proper procedures were not followed and outcries about some of Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell’s actions during the process. Here, we have created a timeline of headlines showing how the deal came to be and how it unravelled under intense public scrutiny and sustained outcry. More headlines will be added as the story continues to unfold. Click on the links to read the stories.