Diesel and Gas-Engine Power Plants in Sri Lanka
Ace Horana
Location: Western
Operator: Ace Power Horana (Pvt) Ltd
Configuration: 4  X 6.3-MW 18V32LN engines
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
Operation: 2002 (ret)
E/G supplier: Wartsila, ABB
EPC: Wartsila, Indo-East Engineering & Construction
Quick facts: This project was developed by Aitken Spence Power in the BOI Export Processing Zone, Poruwadanda, Horana, Western province. ASP put the plant up for sale in Jul 2013 after the plant had been shutown in Dec 2012 following expiration of its PPA.

Photograph courtesy of Powertek Energy Sdn Bhd
Posted 7 Sep 2014

Ace Matara
Location: Southern
Operator: Ace Power Matara (Pvt) Ltd
Configuration: 4  X 6.3-MW 18V32LN engines
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
Operation: 2002 (ret)
E/G supplier: Wartsila, ABB
EPC: Wartsila, Indo-East Engineering & Construction
Quick facts: This project was developed by Aitken Spence Power in Matara, Southern province. ASP put the plant up for sale in Jul 2013 after the plant had been shutown in Mar 2012 after the expiration of its PPA.

Photograph courtesy of Powertek Energy Sdn Bhd
Posted 7 Sep 2014

Colombo Barge
Location: Western
Operator: Colombo Power (Pvt) Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 15 MW 12K50MC-S engines
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 2000
E/G supplier: Mitsui MAN B&W, Meidensha
EPC: Mitsui E&S, BWSC
Quick facts: This was the first IPP project solicited by Ceylon Electricy Board in Dec 1995. Project agreements were signed in Feb 1999 and the plant went commercial in Jul 2000 with guaranteed output of 420 GWH/yr. It is connected to the grid through Kelanitissa Substation. The developer is a 50:50 joint venture of Mitsui and Kwasho Corp. The barge was built by Sasebo Heavy Industries. Funding was from Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

Photograph courtesy of Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S
Posted 25 Mar 2006

Embilipitiya
Location: Uva
Operator: Ace Power Embilipitiya (Pvt) Ltd
Configuration: 14  X 7.11 MW 16CM32C engines
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
Operation: 2005
E/G supplier: Caterpillar
Quick facts: This project began as a 50:50 joint venture between Sri Lankan business house Aitken Spence and Caterpillar Power Ventures. After operation, Caterpillar accepted a joint offer for its share from Aitken Spence and Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG). Before operation, Aitken Spence tied up with HSBC in a ‘Cap Spread’ transaction to hedge exposure to rising USD LIBOR rates for six years. This was the first transaction of its kind in Sri Lanka and was for a notional amount of $34.05mn.

Photograph courtesy of Catrpillar
Re-posted 1 Sep 2014

Sapugaskanda Phase-II
Location: Sri Lanka
Operator: Ceylon Electricity Board
Configuration: 12 X 10-MW 9L58/64engines
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
Operation: 1997-1999
E/G supplier: MAN B&W, Siemens

Photograph courtesy of MAN B&W Diesel
Posted 12 Jan 2003

Uthuru Janani
Location: Northern
Operator: Lanka Electricity Co (Pvt) Ltd
Configuration: 3  X 8.9-MW 20V32 engines
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
Operation: 2013
E/G supplier: Wartsila
EPC: Lakdhanavi Ltd
Quick facts: In Jan 2013, LECO commissioned the 24-MW Uthuru Janani DPP at Chunnakum, Jaffna, Northern province. The site is adjacent to the privately-owned Northern PS. Three Wartsila diesel gensets were installed by EPC contractor Work began in May 2012 and the plant capex was capex was LKR 3,500mn. The generation cost was reprted to be LKR 17.86/kWh.

Photograph courtesy of Ministry of Power and Energy
Posted 19 Apr 2017

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 19-Apr-2017

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