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Seychelles plans first floating solar PV plant in Africa

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Seychelles will soon become home to first floating solar PV plant in Africa following plans to launch a tender for the construction of the project.

It will also be one of the first salt-water floating solar PV plant in the world.

The tender will be launched on April 26. The qualified bidder will be exclusive mandated to develop, finance, own and operate the project for a period of 20 years.

The floating solar PV plant in Africa will be located in the Lagoon le Rocher, a shallow body of water separated from the sea by the Providence Industrial Estate, on Mahé Island.

The tender will be implemented by the Seychelles Energy Commission (SEC), with the Public Utility Corporation (PUC) as the eventual off-taker of the project.

The tender process is supported by African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), an organisation hosted by the African Development Bank and the Clinton Foundation. Trinity International and Multiconsult are serving as the transaction and tender advisors.

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