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International Consultancy - Technical Expert/Engineer for for the design, installation, testing and commissioning of a Battery Energy Storage System
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP Country Office - MAURITIUS
Deadline :25-Jun-20
Posted on :04-Jun-20
Reference Number :66584
Link to Atlas Project :
00105006 - GCF - Accelerating Low Carbon
Documents :
Annex A - Letter of Interest and Availability
Annex B - Model Contract IC
Annex C- GCC IC
Annex D - P.11
Overview :

PROJECT ID: 00106328 -  GCF - Accelerating the Transformational Shift to a Low-Carbon Economy in the Republic of Mauritius’

International Consultancy - Technical Expert/Engineer for for the design, installation, testing and commissioning of a Battery Energy Storage System


The Government of Mauritius goal to reduce fossil fuel use is reflected in the Long-Term Energy Strategy 2009-2025. Under this Strategy, the Government has announced two key targets: (1) a renewable energy (RE) target of at least 35% of electricity production by 2025; and (2) the establishment of a dedicated Mauritius Renewable Energy Agency (MARENA) to coordinate the rapid uptake of renewable energy. The national electric grid is operated by the Central Electricity Board (CEB) which is the sole public electricity supplier in Republic of Mauritius.

The Green Climate Fund (GCF), through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is providing financial support and expertise to assist the Government of Mauritius in achieving the targets set out in the Long-Term Energy Strategy. In this context, the project – Accelerating the transformational shift to a low-carbon economy in the Republic of Mauritius - is being implemented since July 2017 at national level and is financed under the GCF. One of the key tasks under the project is to improve grid absorption capacity (from 60MW to 185MW) of the national electricity network.

In this respect, the project intends to co-finance a total of 18MW of utility-scale (connected) battery energy storage system (BESS) for the CEB in order to increase the grid absorption capacity. Out of the total of 18MW, 4MW of BESS have already been installed and commissioned in 2018. This assignment concerns the installation of the remaining 14MW BESS by the CEB.

In order to ensure the smooth and technically sound implementation of the 14MW BESS, the UNDP intends to recruit a Technical Expert to provide assistance to the CEB for the design, installation, testing and commissioning of the 14MW BESS. 


The implementation of the 14 MW Battery Energy Storage System will concern 4 specific sub-stations of the CEB (‘site(s)’)

The implementation of the BESS will involve the following major stages/milestones:

  1. Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) (Spain)
  2. Installation
  3. Testing & Commissioning

Detailed descriptions available in the attached TOR


Expected outputs/deliverables

The Technical Expert shall be remunerated in accordance with the payment schedule and deliverables as below. The work plan and subsequent reports shall be submitted in draft (for comments) and then in final version. Incorporation of comments supplied by the Client on the draft versions is expected to take 1 week at the most.

  1. Workplan
  2. FAT Inverters and PCS containers with battery interface
  3. Installation
  4. Testing and commissioning
  5. Sign off


Duration of the work

The Technical Expert shall be assigned for 72 person-days (42 days field mission in Mauritius, 5 days field mission in Spain and 25 days home-based) between 1 Aug 2020 until 31 December 2020 for the successful completion of the assignment.


Duty Station

During the field-based part of the assignment in Mauritius, the Technical Expert will be based as relevant at the CEB Corporate Office, Ebene Cybercity.


Submission of Application

Applications should be sent through  email : on or before  Thursday 25 June 2020 - Midnight, New York time (GMT+4 Mauritius time)


Annex A - Letter of confirmation of interest and availability and Submission of financial proposal
Annex B - Model Contact IC
Annex D - P11
Terms of Reference