ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Laugfs Engineering (Pvt) Ltd. and Sanken Construction have won a contract to build a wind barrier around a coal and ash yard at the island biggest power plant, a government spokesman said.
The present wind barrier at the 900MW Lakvijaya Power plant on the coast of northwestern Puttalam is not enough to prevent coal dust and ash polluting neighbouring homes during windy conditions, he said.
The coal dust and fly ash had been causing difficulties for residents living close to the plant.
The Cabinet of ministers this week approved a proposal by Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya to improve the wind barrier and provide better protection for the coal and ash yard by awarding the Rs723.7 million contract to the two firms.
(COLOMBO, January 10, 2018)