Wednesday, 28 October 2020 14:11

Mannar wind power farm to generate electricity next year

Ceylon Electricity Board has initiated the development of a wind energy farm at Mannar and plans to develop more in the Jaffna district with a capacity of 650 MW to generate nearly 1,708 GWh of electricity, despite the decision of holding back several renewable energy projects.

The construction of the wind power plant in Mannar is set to be completed by the beginning of 2021, the state information office said.

A 100MW wind power plant is being constructed in Mannar under a US$200 investment from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The physical progress of the project has reached 73% and the construction is expected to be completed by the beginning of 2021.

It is reported that 06 wind turbines can be installed at the power plant using US$47 million from the US$200 offered by the ADB. This installation will increase the generating capacity of the power plant by nearly 20MW.

The policy approval of the ADB has been granted for the said project and the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Ministry of Power to implement further actions in this regard

Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) awarded the EPC contract to Vestas Asia Pacific AS, a world-renowned Danish wind turbine manufacturer, to build the 1st large scale wind farm in Sri Lanka, in the southern coast of Mannar island.

Project comprises of 30 numbers of state-of-the-art wind turbines, each rated to 3.45 MW and total installed capacity of this wind farm is 103.5 MW.

 

(LIN)

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