The first 10 MW dendro power plant in Sri Lanka constructed at Kalawaaragama in Moneragala District by Green Watts (Pvt) Ltd is scheduled to be commissioned in September 2018.
The project is being implemented by Green Watts (Pvt) Ltd a joint venture company between private sector organizations from China and Sri Lanka.
The Principle Chinese partners are Messrs. Beijing Full Dimension Power Tech Company Ltd, a company with many years of experience in development and operation of bio mass and other power plants across many countries and Nanjing Turbine and Electric Machinery group Company Ltd which is one of the largest Steam Turbine manufacturers in China.
Further one of their subsidiary companies – NTCE has been awarded the EPC contract for the implementation of the project. The local partners who initiated and developed the project up to the level of final approval are professionals with long years’ experience in technology and industry.
They have contributed their knowledge and local expertise to optimize the integration of the project with the rural economy with significant flow of financial and other benefits to the people in the project area, which is in one of the least developed provinces in the country.
The project layout is designed on the basis of non conventional concept to optimize the efficiency and to mitigate the risk which consists of six biomass boilers using Gliricidia wood as the fuel and three steam turbine generators as the core of the power generation system. The cooling system uses ground water resources supplemented by large scale collection of rainwater runoff.
Sources : dailynews