I noted the news about the new transmitter, so I decided to try to catch it. Last night at 01:00 with the 80-degrees beverage I didn't need more than one try. Although interference from BBC and Saudi Arabia, the National Anthem came out very well, together with a rather weak announcement. The distance is 8031 km.
A Facebook message with a recording of the station ended up with a long chat with one of the producers at the station. Part of the antenna mast is seen below. Thilafushi, 7 km from Male is an artificial island built on coral reefs to dump municipal waste. Thilafushi is rapidly developing as an industrial island and a new location for warehouses.
(Sources: MediumWave.Info, Sarath Weerakoon, Raazy Ali)