Present status of the 220kV/132kV/33kV Grid Substation at New Habarana
A 500 MW power station constructed on Built Own and Operate (BOO) basis at a cost of approximately US$ 500 million was to be located in Sampoor. The Environmental Authority granted its approval for the project. However, the project was suspended.
The procurement activities of the main peripheral developments of the project namely, the 400kV transmission line from power station at Sampoor to Habarana, 220kV Transmission line from Sampoor to Kappalthurai including the Grid Substation at Sampoor and the coal unloading jetty were suspended during the year until a power plant is finalized.
Habarana Veyangoda Transmission Line Project (HVTLP) which is required for power system improvements is implemented with the assistance of JICA. The contract for the construction of 148km long 220kV Transmission line from Veyangoda to New Habarana grid substation and the associated line diversions is awarded as Lot B and work is proceeding with a progress of around 80%.
4cct, 220/132kVconstruction of 9km to be commenced once the Cabinet approval is received.
Further as Lot A, a new 220kV/132kV/33kV Grid substation is being constructed at Habarana in a 14acre land and augmentation work is being done at Veyangoda with the addition of two 220kV bays.
Progress is around 70%