Diesel and Gas-Engine Power Plants in Sri Lanka
Colombo Barge
Location: Sri Lanka
Operator: Colombo Power (Pvt) Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 15 MW 12K50MC-S engines
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 2000
E/G supplier: Mitsui MAN B&W, Meidensha
EPC: Mitsui E&S, BWSC
Quick facts: This was the first IPP project solicited by Ceylon Electricy Board in Dec 1995. Project agreements were signed in Feb 1999 and the plant went commercial in Jul 2000 with guaranteed outpu of 420 GWH/yr. It is connected to the grid through Kelanitissa Substation. The developer is a 50:50 joint venture of Mitsui and Kwasho Corp. The barge was built by Sasebo Heavy Industries. Funding was from Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

Photograph courtesy of Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S
Posted 25 Mar 2006

Location: Sri Lanka
Operator: Ace Power Embilipitiya (Pvt) Ltd
Configuration: 14  X 7.11 MW 16CM32C engines
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
Operation: 2005
E/G supplier: Caterpillar
Quick facts: This project began as a 50:50 joint venture between Sri Lankan business house Aitken Spence and Caterpillar Power Ventures. After operation, Caterpillar accepted a joint offer for its share from Aitken Spence and Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG). Before operation, Aitken Spence tied up with HSBC in a ‘Cap Spread’ transaction to hedge exposure to rising USD LIBOR rates for six years. This was the first transaction of its kind in Sri Lanka and was for a notional amount of $34.05mn.

Photograph courtesy of Aitken Spence & Co Ltd
Posted 1 Jul 2006

Location: Sri Lanka
Operator: Ceylon Electricity Board
Configuration: 16  X 10 MW engines
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
Operation: 1984-1997
E/G supplier: SEMT, MAN B&W, Siemens

Photograph courtesy of MAN B&W Diesel
Posted 12 Jan 2003

Abbreviations: BWSC =  Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S, E/G = engine/generator, EPC = engineering, procurement, construction, Mitsui E&S = Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co Ltd

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 08/11/07