Saint-Aubin power station

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The Saint-Aubin power station (also known as the CTDS power station) is a 35-megawatt (MW) coal-fired and and bagasse-fired power station in Savanne District, Mauritius.[1]


The map below shows the location of the power station in Savanne District, Mauritius.

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The Saint-Aubin power station, formerly known as the CTDS (Compagnie Thermique du Sud) power station, is a 35 MW coal and bagasse plant thought to have cost around US$50 million. In May 2003, the Central Electricity Board (CEB) chose CTDS as the power supplier for PPA negotiations and a PPA was signed in October 2005. CTDS was a consortium of Cie Energie Sud Ltée (65%), Séchilienne-SIDEC (25%), and the Sugar Investment Trust (15%). Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd, Barclays Bank and Freehills were the lenders. The plant is now jointly owned by Omnicane Thermal Energy Operations (OTEO) Saint-Aubin, Albioma, and the Sugar Investment Trust, an investment cooperative managed by Mauritian sugar industry workers.[1][2]

In 2020, CEB's contract with Saint-Aubin was expected to expire in 2025.[3] Omnicane's 2020 Integrated Report confirms that the PPA ends in 2025.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Omnicane Thermal Energy Operations Saint-Aubin, Albioma, Sugar Investment Trust
  • Parent company: Omnicane Thermal Energy Operations Saint-Aubin
  • Location: Savanne District, Mauritius
  • Coordinates: -20.507973, 57.542331
  • Coal type: Unknown
  • Coal source:
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 35 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired subcritical, 35 MW (start-up in 2005)

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "CTDS Biomass Plant / Coal CHP Plant, Mauritius," Power Technology, last accessed June 1, 2021
  2. "Saint-Aubin power plant," Albioma, last accessed June 1, 2021
  3. "Production de l’électricité : la fiabilité du charbon remise en question," Defi Media, January 21, 2020
  4. "2020 Integrated Report," Omnicane, 2020