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Large scale wind farm in Sri Lanka to be constructed by Danish wind turbine manufacturer

Large scale wind farm in Sri Lanka to be constructed by Danish wind turbine manufacturer

Sri Lanka’s state owned power utility company, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has announced that Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has secured an order to build the country’s first large-scale wind farm in Mannar.
The CEB issuing a media release has stated that the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract had been obtained in an international tender which included the delivery, installation and commissioning of 30 V126-3.45 MW turbines, as well as civil and electrical works.
Accordingly, Vestas will install Sri Lanka’s first large-scale wind park, the 104-megawatt (MW) Mannar Wind Power Project.
The CEB has noted that the project, which was conceived by CEB and is fully funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB), marks the return of Vestas to Sri Lanka after 19 years.
Located on Mannar Island, Vestas will provide the Mannar Wind Power Project Phase 1 with delivery, installation and commissioning of 30 V126-3.45 MW wind turbines, as well as civil and electrical work, the CEB statement has noted.
The project will also include a full-scope Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement as well as the Vestas Online Business SCADA solution lowering turbine downtime to optimize the energy output.
“We are very excited with this order and the opportunity to be back in Sri Lanka,” Clive Turton, president of Vestas Asia Pacific has been quoted as saying.
“This tender signifies a clear indication of CEB and local policymakers’ intention to promote sustainable energy sources as well as increase the mix of sustainable energy in the local grid. Vestas looks forward to working together with our local partners and the local authorities towards this common goal,” he has added.
Construction is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2019 and the project is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2020.

OSL take:

The Sri Lankan government is engaged in exploring renewable energy options and is looking at expanding its existing power generation modes. The country is facing a threat of a power crisis by 2020 and measures are being taken to set up plants that would generate power using renewable energy. Therefore, foreign businesses could explore business/investment opportunities in Sri Lanka’s power and energy sector.

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