Yugadanavi Power Station

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Yugadanavi Power Station
ColomboHarbour-August2013-05.JPG
The power station as seen from the Colombo Harbour, located 8km away.
CountrySri Lanka
LocationKerawalapitiya
Coordinates07°00′40″N 79°52′30″E / 7.01111°N 79.87500°E / 7.01111; 79.87500Coordinates: 07°00′40″N 79°52′30″E / 7.01111°N 79.87500°E / 7.01111; 79.87500
StatusOperational
Construction beganNovember 2007
Commission dateFebruary 2010
Construction costUS$300 million
Owner(s)West Coast Power
(Private) Limited
Thermal power station
Primary fuelHeavy oil
Secondary fuelDiesel
Tertiary fuelLNG
Combined cycle?Yes
Power generation
Units operational3 × 100 MW
Nameplate capacity300 MW
Annual net output1,800 GWh

The Yugadanavi Power Station (also known as Kerawalapitiya Power Station) is a large oil-fired power station in Sri Lanka. The 300 MW power station is located in Kerawalapitiya, in the Western Province of Sri Lanka.

Construction of the power station began in November 2007, and had progressed in two phases, with the first 200 MW phase completing in a record 10 months, and the second phase completing later in February 2010. Phase-1 of the power station was ceremonially inaugurated by President Mahinda Rajapakse on 8 December 2008.

The US$300 million power station was supported by a 152 million debt component through HSBC, which was supported by export credit agencies in the United States, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, France, and Austria.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Built over a 25 acres (0.10 km2) site, the power station will utilize two 100 MW GE Frame 9E Gas Turbines and one GE steam turbine, and will generate approximately 1,800 GWh annually.[2][3][4] The facility uses 25,000 m3/h (880,000 cu ft/h) of seawater for cooling.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "CCGT Power Plants in Sri Lanka". Industcards.com. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "Yugadhanavi Power Plant". Lakdhanavi Limited. Retrieved 13 October 2013. External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "Yugadhanavi Power Plant". GEO. Retrieved 13 October 2013. External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "Thermal power plant commences". NewsFirst.lk. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Kerawalapitiya Power Plant opened". Target.lk. Retrieved 13 October 2013.