Sri Lanka expects to commission 24MW power plant in Jaffna

Sept 04, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lanka expects to connect a 24MegaWatt heavy fuel oil fired power plant to boost supply to the northern Jaffna peninsula by January 2013, the island’s power ministry said. The 4.0 billion rupees plant is designed and built for the Ceylon Electricity Board by Lakdhanavi, an affiliated firm.

Three 8.6MW generators was imported to Sri Lanka’s Trincomalee port on Saturday and taken by barge to Jaffna, the power ministry said.

The plant will allow uninterrupted power to the Jaffna peninsula which is now 72 percent electrified.

After a high tension transmission link commissioned between Chunnakham and Kilinochhi is commissioned electricity will also taken to the rest of the northern province, the power ministry said.