Talk:Mawella Coal Power Development Project
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In June 2005 the National Thermal Power Corporation, an Indian electricity generation company, announced that it planned to "submit a proposal to the Government of Srilanka to set up a 900 MW Coal/LNG based Power Project in Srilanka on Build, Own, Operate (BOO) / Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) basis."
In late December 2006 NTPC announced that the proposed project had been reduced to a 500MW station and that the fuel would be coal only. The company announced that it "will be signing on 29th December 2006 a Memorandum of Agreement with Government of Sri Lanka and Ceylon Electricity Board for development of a 2X250 MW Coal based Power Project at Trincomalee in Sri Lanka. The project would be developed through a joint venture company between NTPC and Ceylon Electricity Board."
In September 2011, the Sri Lanka Ministry of Power and Energy reaffirmed that the original plan of developing the Sampur coal power project up to 3,600 megawatt in several stages had been curtailed and limited to 500 megawatts. Construction was said to begin in 2012, and the power generation linked to the national grid in 2017. The joint venture will cost US$ 500 million.
In October 2013 the Ceylon Electricity Board released a long-range power study in which it described the Sampur power station as "non committed." It described the status of the project as follows:
- "Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) and Government of India (GOI) entered into an Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to develop a coal power plant in Trincomalee as a joint venture between Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and NTPC of India. The initial plant capacity will be 2x250 MW and the MOA has provision for extension up to total 1000 MW. Finalization of negotiations is ongoing in this regard."