Colombo Port Power Station

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Colombo Port Power Station
CountrySri Lanka
Coordinates6°57′N 79°52′E / 6.95°N 79.86°E / 6.95; 79.86
Construction began1998
Commission date1 June 2000
Owner(s)Colombo Power
Ceylon Electricity Board
Thermal power station
Primary fuelFuel oil
Feed-in tariff6 penny (U.S. cent) (per kilowatt hour)
Power generation
Units operational4 × 15 MW
Make and modelMAN Diesel SE 12K50MC-S (4)
Nameplate capacity60 MW
Annual net output494 GWh

The Colombo Port Power Station (also sometimes referred to as the Colombo Port Power Barge) is a 60-megawatt powership, permanently moored at the Colombo Harbour, in the Western Province of Sri Lanka. After the plant's 15-year license expired in 2015,[1] the Ceylon Electricity Board purchased the powership in a controversial deal. It was previously owned by Colombo Power Private Limited, a 50-50 joint venture by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding and Kawasho Corporation.[2]

The powership consists of four 15 MW units, totalling the plant capacity to 60 MW. Although the plant is estimated to generate 420 GWh per annum, the actual average generation is 494 GWh, 74 GWh above initial estimates. The barge was built by Sasebo Heavy Industries, with funding from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "60 MW Colombo Power Barge". BWSC. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  2. ^ Nizam, Ifham (21 February 2016). "CEB In The Spotlight Over Power Plant Purchase". The Sunday Leader. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  3. ^ "O&M of a 60 MW barge-mounted diesel power plant". BWSC. Archived from the original on 9 March 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Diesel and Gas-Engine Power Plants in Sri Lanka". Retrieved 9 March 2014.

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