26 February 2011

Sri Lankan Engineers Build 18MW Mini Hydro Plant in Uganda

25th February 2011, www.news360.lk

Uganda has recently connected an 18 MW mini-hydro power plant to its national grid, which has been built by the Sri Lankan engineers.

Sri Lanka’s Power and Energy Ministry announced that the new hydro power plant located 305 kilometers away from the country’s capital city “Kampala” was opened by Uganda’s Energy Minister Simon D’ujanga.

Nearly 200 Sri Lankans consisting of engineers and skilled workers have taken part to build the hydro power plant.

The facility which is known as “Mpanga Hydro Power plant” consists of a 103 meter long tunnel and 3 turbines.

Sri Lanka’s VS Hydro (Pvt) Limited is the firm who has taken over the construction work of this plant, which the investment has been around US$ 26 million.

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