Sobhadanavi LNG plant to add 200 MW to the national grid next year

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Power Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi has stated that the 350 MW Sobhadanavi Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant being constructed in Kerawalapitiya is expected to add 200 MW to the national grid by next year.

Power Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said the construction of this power plant is a long overdue project and had the power plant been built on time, the power crisis the country is facing today would not have occurred.

The Minister made these comments while participating in a special inspection tour yesterday (23) to inspect the construction work of Sri Lanka’s first natural liquefied gas power plant “Sobadanavi” to be constructed in the Kerawalapitiya power plant premises.

The Sobhadanavi Dual Cycle Power Plant with a capacity of 350 MW is currently under construction at Kerawalapitiya. The power plant, which was proposed to be built many years ago, has so far been delayed due to various reasons.

Construction work of the power plant commenced under the present government. The first phase of the project is expected to be completed by 2023 and 200 MW is planned to be added to the national grid. All designs and constructions of this power plant are carried out by Sri Lankan engineers.

Chairman of Lakdhanavi Company U.D. Jayawardene, CEO MJMN Marikkar, Deputy Executive Officer Dhammika Nanayakkara and a number of officials were present.

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