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New unit sought for Tamarind Falls in Mauritius

The Central Electricity Board (CEB), the state-owned power generation and distribution utility of the Republic of Mauritius, invites bids by 24 May from eligible and qualified local and international bidders through the Government e-Procurement System for the design, supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of a new generating unit at the Tamarind Falls hydropower station. The scope of works comprises the installation of one new Pelton type turbine generating unit of at least 4 MW at the power station complete with electro-mechanical equipment and associated civil works, and the disassembly of existing two units: G4 (Partial disassembly) and G5 (Full disassembly).

The station, which is located in the western part of the Indian Ocean island nation, was built in 1903 with a 250 kW turbine. The powerhouse is currently equipped with four units with a nameplate capacity of 11 MW and an effective capacity of 9.5 MW, operating under a gross head of 295 m. The two oldest units are 2 MW Turgo turbines, which were commissioned in 1945-46. A 3 MW Turgo turbine was then installed in 1953 and a 4 MW Pelton turbine added in 1987. A dam impounds a reservoir with a capacity of 2.25 million m3 which delivers water via two 1.4 km-long penstocks.

Bidding documents may be downloaded from The Reference Number on the system is CEB/IFB/2021/2985. Bids shall be submitted online on the e-Procurement System by 24 May 2022 up to 13.30 hours (Mauritian time). For further information, contact: The General Manager, Central Electricity Board, P.O Box 134, Rue du Savoir,

Cybercity, Ebene, Republic of Mauritius; Tel.: +230 404 2000; E-mail: