Mauritius - Saint Louis Power Plant Redevelopment Project


Project Summary

Approval Date 25 Jun 2014
Signature Date 14 Oct 2014
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2018
Last Disbursement Planned Date 20 Jan 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23110
Commitment U.A 66,911,146.36
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Saint Louis Power Plant Redevelopment Project will be designed such that it will enable renewable sources of energy to deliver more power to the CEB grid without destabilising electricity supply, and, therefore, will be in agreement with the goal of the MID and the renewable energy objective of the LTES. The project will provide four medium speed, four stroke, heavy fuel oil (HFO) driven generators with a capacity of 15 MW each; a power station building; two 1000 cubic metre tanks for the storage of HFO; and one 132 Kv substation for connection of the power plant to the existing electricity grid belonging to the Central Electricity Board (CEB), the State owned electricity utility in Mauritius. The Saint Louis Power Station is located five kilometres south of the centre of Port Louis, the capital city situated on the North West of the island. The electricity produced by the project installations will be distributed to all corners of the main island of Mauritius on the integrated transmission and distribution network connected to the power stations of the CEB. As a result, by end of 2015, the total gap in power supply will be 36 MW, against 60 MW capacity of the project. By decreasing the dependence of the country on imported fossil fuels, the project will also be in line with one of the roles assigned by the LTES to the CEB, which is to ensure security of supply. The project cost is estimated at UA 84.6 million (USD 129.70 million).

Project Objectives

The project objective is to increase the firm generating capacity of the CEB so as to maintain reliability of supply, reduce the environmental impacts and stabilise the lectricity supply with integration of the output from renewable energy projects.

Beneficiaries

The project will benefit the whole population of Mauritius, except of Small Islands, who will avoid the inconveniences of shortages of electricity supply. The population in the residential area and workers in the industrial zone adjacent to the power station, who are presently exposed to excessive noise and gaseous emissions from six old generators that are being decommissioned, will benefit from reduced levels of gaseous emissions and noises. The new generators, which will replace the old generators, are less noisy and discharge less gaseous emissions into the atmosphere.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Bank
Implementing
Central Electricity Board

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-MU-FA0-002
Last Update 16 Jan 2020

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Contact Details

Name WUBESHET ZEGEYE Alemayehu
Email a.wubeshet-zegeye@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Mauritius
Coordinates Location Name
-20.1776037973 57.4792714119 St. Louis Power Station