Chinese firm Gezhouba Group Co. Ltd has won a tender to build the main civil works, which includes a dam, of the Moragolla Hydro Power Plant, Sri Lanka’s cabinet office said.
A statement from the cabinet office said that a proposal of Power, Energy and Business Development Minister Ravi Karunanayake to award the tender to the Beijing-based firm was approved.
The Standing Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee had selected Gezhouba Group as the winning tender.
The main civil works consists of a 37-metre high concrete dam with five spillway gates, intake, headrace tunnel, surge tank, penstock tunnel and shaft, surface type powerhouse with switch yard, relocation of irrigation facilities and access roads.
The Moragolla Hydro Power Plant is a part of the Green Power Development and Energy Efficiency Improvement Investment Programme.
The power plant is being built on the Mahaweli River, and is located in Ethgala, Kandy, according to the Power and Energy Ministry.
The Asian Development Bank will be providing 113.86 million US dollars in financing for the power plant, while the remaining 1.93 billion rupees is to be funded by the government.
The total installed capacity of the project is 30.20 megawatts, with an annual energy generation of 100 gigawatt hours.
The main civil works component is to be followed by ‘Lot B’ for electrical and mechanical facilities and ‘Lot 3’ for project management and supervisory support for the power plant.
The power plant is expected to be commissioned in 2022. (Colombo/Aug16/2019)