Sri Lanka to end power rationing, coal plant fixed

July 26, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lanka has repaired an breakdown-prone Chinese built 300 MegaWatt coal plant allowing the state-run Ceylon Electricity Board end to power cuts, the power ministry said. The CEB has provided continuous power with no official power cut for more than 10 years until the Chinese plant went down.

The power ministry said a 100MW steam section of a 270 MW combined cycle would also be connected to the grid over the weekend.

CEB said the high pressure steam tube in the coal plant which had ruptured had now been repaired and the coal plant had been fired. The plant had been prone to breakdowns.

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