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Mauritius : AfDB's US$117mn loan to finance redevelopment of Saint Louis Power Plant in MAURITIUS

June 30, 2014

The African Development Bank has sanctioned US$117mn loan to redevelop the Saint Louis Power Plant in Mauritius.

AfDB said that, the loan amount was sanctioned to The Mauritius Central Electricity Board (CEB) to redevelop the 60MW Saint Louis Power Plant, which would cost US$129.7million and is expected to increase the power generating capacity of the CEB.

The project would feature four heavy fuel oil (HFO) driven 15MW generators, a power station building, two 1,000 cu metre tanks for the storage of HFO and one 132 kV sub-station for linking the power plant to CEB s main electricity grid.

Alex Rugamba, director of the AfDB s energy, environment and climate change department, said, The electricity produced by the project will be distributed to all corners of the main island of Mauritius where 97 per cent of the population resides.

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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