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Bids sought for FPV project on Tamarind Falls reservoir in Mauritius    

The Central Electricity Board (CEB), the state-owned power generation and distribution utility of the Republic of Mauritius, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, invites bids by 30 July from eligible local and international bidders through the Government e-Procurement System for the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of a 2 MWac floating solar PV (FPV) array on the Tamarind Falls reservoir.

The project, which is part of the Indian Ocean island nation’s Renewable Energy Roadmap 2030 for the Electricity Sector, published by the CEB in 2022, will be the first of its kind for the country. The aim of the project is to develop a pilot scale FPV farm, which will contribute to the expansion of renewable energy in Mauritius. The development of the FPV is facilitated by the fact that transmission infrastructure is already in place for an existing hydropower plant.

The Tamarind Falls reservoir, located in the Vacoas/Phoenix district in the western part of the island, is owned by the CEB. Water from the Tamarind Falls reservoir is used to feed the hydropower station and for irrigation purposes. The hydropower plant, with a nameplate capacity of 11 MW and an effective capacity of 9.5 MW, generates electricity for the island grid from the flow of the Aigrettes river and the Tamarin river.

Bidding documents may be downloaded at Reference Number is CEB/IFB/2024/7837. Bids shall be submitted online on the e-Procurement System by 13.30 (Mauritian Time) on 30 July. Bidders submitting bids online by the closing date and time shall decrypt and re-encrypt their bids from 14.31 hours on 30 July up to 14.00 hours on 1 August.

For further information, contact: Jeewooth Krishoonlall, Supply Chain Executive, Central Electricity Board, Royal Road, Curepipe, Maurice: Tel: +230 5259 9756; Email: