Solar water protection in Kiribati

Client: Public Utilities Board Kiribati (PUB) and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company – Masdar

Location: South Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati

Project: Solar water protection, grid-connected PV power plant

Date: November 2014 – September 2015

The PV power plant comprised 500 kW of PV panels as well as the full range of electrical works, engineering, capacity building, testing and commissioning. Elemental Power and Renewables provided project management and advisory for the full scope of engineering, procurement and construction works. This included milestone tracking, project status reporting as well as monitoring of quality and health and safety standards. Elemental Group undertook the health and safety audit on behalf of the client.

Elemental Environment provided the full environmental impact assessment required for an environmental permit to be issued to protect the aquifer during construction and for future use.