Another breakdown at Norochcholai coal power plant

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –Another breakdown has been reported at the Norochcholai coal power plant.

Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said that there has been a breakdown in Unit 1 of the Norochcholai coal power plant.

He said that technical staff are working to identify the fault.

The Minister also said that Unit 2 is undergoing scheduled maintenance work.

The Minister said that Unit 3 will continue to operate and West Coast and other fuel power plants will be used to manage the electricity supply.

A number of Chinese engineers arrived in Sri Lanka in June to carry out urgent maintenance work at the Norochcholai coal power plant.

Over 400 locals and Chinese are involved in the maintenance work at Norochcholai.

Maintenance work was to be carried out 2 years ago but had to be postponed because of the Covid pandemic.

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