Yugadanavi Power Station
|Yugadanavi Power Station|
The power station as seen from the Colombo Harbour, located 8km away
|Construction began||November 2007|
|Commission date||February 2010|
|Construction cost||US$300 million|
|Owner(s)||West Coast Power|
|Thermal power station|
|Primary fuel||Heavy oil|
|Units operational||3 × 100 MW|
|Nameplate capacity||300 MW|
|Annual net output||1,800 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 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.
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. The facility uses 25,000 m3/h (880,000 cu ft/h) of seawater for cooling.