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Seychelles delays planned floating solar plant due to COVID-19

The government of Seychelles has confirmed that the construction of a floating solar PV power plant will be delayed due to consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Seychelles announced its plan to install a utility-scale floating solar PV system, the first in Africa, in April 2018. Construction of the system which will be located on the lagoon at Le Rocher, in the central Mahe district of Les Mamelles, was due to start this year.

Speaking to Seychelles News Agency, the chief executive of the Seychelles Energy Commission, Tony Imaduwa, said due to the COVID-19 situation issuance of the notice of intended award was delayed as the selected bidder will not be able to meet all the conditions set.

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Source: Esi-Africa

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