Agreement signed for Fuvahmulah electricity project

Southern Utilities Company signed an agreement with India’s Integrity Projects Limited on Thursday to produce electricity for Gnaviyani Fuvahmulah by burning waste at high temperatures.

Managing Director Hussein Shahid told newspaper Haveeru that preparations were underway to begin the project in November.

In July, the utility company for the South Province announced a bio-mass electricity project as well as a US$40 million project with India’s Suzlon company to install wind turbines in Fuvahmulah and Addu Atoll.

Further, Southern Utilities Company also plans to build a hydro-power plant in collaboration with the UNDP and a Belgian company.