29 April, 2022 Member article

CMR Group Completes Commissioning for Three Solar Plants in Zanzibar

29 April 2022 – The Zanzibar collection (Mango Tree Beach Limited) is one of Zanzibar’s leading and most sustainable Hotel and Hospitality Groups which owns a portfolio of four privately owned collection of award-winning luxury hotels and resorts in Zanzibar, voted as one of the 30 top island beaches in the World as voted by Conde Nast Traveler.

The Zanzibar Collection is leading the conversation around sustainability in Zanzibar and wants to inspire and encourage other private sector players in Zanzibar, and across Africa, to take concrete steps towards sustainability and climate change.

In line with its sustainability objectives and its leadership in reducing carbon footprints, the Zanzibar Collection made a strategic decision to invest in a 1MWp Solar PV Plant (400 kWp for Breezes Hotel; 300 kWp for Baraza Hotel; 300 kWp for the Palms Hotel) to provide clean power to its hotels and complement supply of electricity from the national grid.

In implementing the project, The Zanzibar Collection selected ARE Member CMR Group to lead the deployment and completion of the project: to design and implement the best solution to connect the Solar PV Plant, and to ensure the Solar Plant is implemented in conformity to the local grid code, existing local regulations, and in line with international best practices and standards.

The Client relied on CMR Group experience in turn-key Solar PV Plants:

  • Long standing experience in electrical controls, and interconnection of Power Plants.
  • Global supply chain expertise and a “Glocal” approach supply chain management.
  • CMR’s flexible approach to project delivery in such a manner adapted to project requirements, local regulations, with the respect for international best practices.
  • Extensive knowledge of the local market, requirements and regulations in Zanzibar.

The Solar Plant is today the largest Solar Project in the entire Islands of Zanzibar, and provides clean power to Zanzibar’s most sustainable Hotels and provide its clients and visitors with a clean and carbon friendly environment to enjoy their vacation and holidays.