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Tender news: Seychelles seeks RFQs for solar PV plant

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Tender deadline: 17 December, 2015

Tender deadline: 17 December, 2015

On the East coast of Africa in the Seychelles, the ministry of environment , energy and climate change through the Seychelles Energy Commission (SEC), has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested bidders to qualify themselves for a future tender to secure an Independent Power Producer (IPP) for a solar PV plant.

The objective of the project is to provide a more environmentally friendly alternative for the existing fossil fuel generation on the Island.

In addition, the solar PV plant will contribute a renewable energy source that supplies reliable electricity to the Island grid at a competitive rate.

Strengthening distribution line

Earlier this month, the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa in collaboration with the Saudi Fund for Development, signed a $31 million loan agreement for the improvement of the island’s electricity distribution network.

According to local media, the loan will assist the Indian Ocean island nation’s Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) to implement a 33KV transmission and distribution electricity network for the southern region of the main island of Mahé.

Interested bidders

Interested bidders should have the ability to design, build, operate, and maintain solar PV systems. Respondents are required to submit a Prequalification Form along with all relevant Statements of Qualifications (SOQ).

Information about the project and a complete Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Terms of Reference package can be obtained during work hours by contacting:

Mrs Cynthia Alexander, at Seychelles Energy Commission, Palm Street, Victoria

Email: cynthalex@gmail.com

Tel: +248 4610 824

Submissions should be clearly marked: “Request for Qualifications – IPP Solar Seychelles” and be sent to either of the below contacts:

  • Theodore Marguerite, MEECC – tmarguerite@env.gov.sc
  • Cynthia Alexander, SEC – cynthalex@gmail.com
  • Daniel Schoborg, DNV – schoborg@dnvgl.com
  • Or in a sealed envelope at the Seychelles Energy Commission Office for the attention of: Mr Tony Imaduwa, Chief Executive Officer, Seychelles Energy Commission, Room 307, 3rd Floor, Block B, Unity House, PO Box 1488, Victoria

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Ashley Theron
Ashley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa.