Landscope (Mauritius) Ltd. has issued a tender for the development and commissioning of a 10 MWac solar project. The government-owned property developer in Mauritius has planned to install the solar PV plant in the town of Bambous in the Black River district.
The Mauritian authorities have invited qualified national and international entities and companies to submit their bids for the design, supply, testing, commissioning, and operation of the PV plant. Interested power developers have to submit their proposals to Landscope’s office in Ebene Cybercity by June 9.
According to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report of the solar project, the plant will include n-type or HJT solar modules with more than 21% efficiency. The project’s construction is planned to begin in August 2023 and it is expected to start commercial operation by the second quarter of 2024.
In 2022, Landscope entered an agreement with the state-owned Central Electricity Board (CEB) for the construction and installation of a 10 MW solar project. Once the commissioning is complete, the plant is expected to produce around 15,000 MWh of clean electricity in the first year of its operation.
According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Mauritius’ overall installed capacity of solar PV is at 110 MW out of the 271 MW of total installed renewables by the end of 2022. The island country has set the target of adding 40% of renewable energy to the national energy mix by 2025, and 60% by 2030.