Danish power plant developer Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC) has won a $120m deal to build a 67 MW power plant in Mauritius.
The contract for the complete turnkey plant in the capital Port Louis for state-owned electricity company Central Electricity Board marks the tenth power station supplied by BWSC to Mauritius over the last 20 years.
The plant will run on heavy fuel oil and will replace older and worn out diesel gensets, which BWSC said “will increase efficiency by up to 25 per cent and result in a similar reduction of CO2 emissions compared to the existing plant”.
The plant will be located on the existing Saint Louis power station site and be equipped with four 18V46 HFO diesel engines supplied by Wartsila. It is expected to operational by September 2017.