Moragolla Hydropower Project is the final large scale hydropower project to be built on the Mahaweli River in Sri Lanka. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) provide financial assistance for this project. This power plant is the newest member of the eco-friendly hydropower family, which will generate 30.5 MW power to the national grid contributing about 100 million units (100 GWh) of electrical energy annually.
Preliminary construction work of the project is now at the final stage and the main civil works related to the construction of the dam, tunnel, power house, etc. is in progress now.
Mechanical & Electrical facilities contract of the project was awarded to Dongfang Electric International Corporation (DEC) of China. The contract agreement for this was signed between Ceylon Electricity Board and Dongfang Electric International Corporation on June 30, 2020 at CEB Headquarters, Colombo.
CEB Chairman Eng. Vijitha Herath, Vice Chairman Mr. Y G I Saman Kumara, AGM (Projects) Eng. M. R. Ranatunga, Project Director Eng. H D C Jayaratne and other higher officials of the CEB and Project Coordinator Mr. Xiang Zhen from Dongfang Electric International Corporation were present for this occasion.