Masdar developed and delivered the first large-scale renewable energy project in the Seychelles. Owned and operated by the Seychelles government, the project consists of eight wind turbines across two small islands off the coast of Mahe - five turbines on Romainville Island and three at Ile du Port.
The project produces nearly 7 gigawatt-hours of clean energy per year, displaces about 10,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually and powers more than 2,100 homes. Unison Company, a South Korean manufacturer and contractor, supplied the 750-kilowatt turbines.
Before the wind farm began operations, the Seychelles depended entirely on imported fossil fuels to generate energy. With the farm now supplying more than 8 percent of Mahe Island’s grid capacity, the integration of clean, sustainable wind energy is helping the island nation decrease power outages, address long-term energy security and reduce carbon emissions.
The project is a major step toward meeting the Seychelles’ target of producing 15 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2030. It was financed through a grant of US$28 million from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, a government entity that enhances living standards in developing nations.
The Port Victoria wind farm is one of several ADFD-funded international projects.
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