CEB union pulls the plug on proposed power plants

The Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers’ Union (CEBEU) has voiced concern regarding several alleged unsolicited proposals forwarded to the Government on power plants.

The plants are being proposed on the grounds that they are needed to negate the impact from a potential 2018/19 power crisis, but the union claims they are being pushed by various parties with vested interests.

Several proposed power plants have been cited by the CEBEU as alleged unsolicited proposals. One example is a 400MW power plant in Hambantota proposed by the China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), the same company that built the Lakvijaya coal power plant in Norochcholai. The LNG plant is to be later expanded to 1000MW. The plant is due to be built inside the proposed Hambantota industrial zone that China is due to establish. READ MORE …

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