From left to right, Arnaud Suquet (Deputy Director of the Africa and Indian Ocean Division), Roland de Rosnay (Qair), Wallace Cosgrow (Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change of Seychelles), Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne (Secretary of State to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs), Dominique Mas (Ambassador of France in Seychelles)
2020.03.23From left to right, Arnaud Suquet (Deputy Director of the Africa and Indian Ocean Division), Roland de Rosnay (Qair), Wallace Cosgrow (Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change of Seychelles), Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne (Secretary of State to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs), Dominique Mas (Ambassador of France in Seychelles)

The Seychellois Minister of the Environment, the French Ambassador and the Secretary of State Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne visit the future construction site of Qair floating PV plant

The French Secretary of State’s visit was an opportunity to highlight the contribution of French companies to the economic and social development of Seychelles, particularly through renewable energies.

A 5.8 MW PV power plant floating on the lagoon of Providence

Located on the lagoon of Providence (Mahé), the project will be the largest floating solar power plant installed on sea water in the world, the first project led by an Independent Power Producer (IPP) in Seychelles and the first power plant floating in the African continent. The plant will cover 40,000 m² of water, will be made up of around 13,500 photovoltaic modules and will represent 2% of Seychelles’ national production. For 25 years, the installation will contribute to a reduction in CO² emissions of around 157,000 tonnes.

The work, mainly carried out by Seychellois companies, should start in July 2020 and last six months.