Sri Lanka 300MW diesel IPP delayed after appeals: report

ECONOMYNEXT – The award of a contract to build a 300MegaWatt dual fuel power plant on a 20-year power purchase agreement to Sri Lanka-based Lakdhanavi has been delayed due to appeals from losing bidders, a media report said.

Sri Lanka’s The Sunday Times said at least two bidders had protested and they had been referred to the procurement appeals board.

The 300MW combined cycle diesel power plant should also be able to fire liquefied natural gas.

A consortium comprising Samsung C & T, Korea Midland Power Company and GS Energy had protested, alleging that the winning bid did not include the cost of a gas receiving facility, the newspaper citing an un-named source said.

GCL Windforce and RenewGen, a second bidder has also complained, the report said.

Lakdhanavi, an energy firm affiliated to LTL Holdings, a unit of Ceylon Electricity Board was given the deal by a cabinet appointed procurement committee, power and energy minister Secretary Suren Batagoda was quoted as saying earlier.

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