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CEB awards LKR6 billion transmission line contract to Chinese company [free access]

March 5, 2018

Sri Lanka’s state-owned Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has awarded a contract worth LKR5.8 billion to China National Cable Engineering Corporation for the construction of the 220 kV Polpitiya–Hambantota transmission line. The line is a part of the Asian Bank Development (ADB)-funded Green Power Development and Energy Efficiency Improvement Investment Program-Tranche 2.


The scope of the project involves the construction of 144 km, 220 kV double-circuit transmission line from New Polpitiya to Hambantota via New Embilipitiya substation; 23.2 km, 132 kV double-circuit transmission line from Hambantota to Thissamaharama substation; 4.5 km, 132 kV double-circuit line from New Embilipitiya substation to the existing Embilipitiya substation; 220/132 kV substations at New Embilipitiya and Thissamaharama; and augmentation of existing 220/132/33 kV Hambantota and 132/33 kV Embilipitiya substations.


The project will improve the quality and reliability of power supply in Southern Province, economical operation of transmission network, and facilitate future interconnections.