11 September 2002 – VA Tech Transmission & Distribution (VA Tech T&D) has signed a contract with the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) for the delivery, erection, installation and commissioning of two substations, which form a part of the Kukule Ganga Hydroelectric Power project in Sri Lanka.
The two substations are located in Kukule and Matugama, in southern Sri Lanka, about 80 km from the capital, Colombo. The project is named after the Kukule Ganga river, a tributary of the Kalu Ganga, the second largest river in the country.
This order, valued at about €13.6m ($13.3m), marks VA Tech’s entry into the Sri Lanka market.
The scope of delivery for the turnkey 145kV air insulated switchgear also includes transformers, circuit breakers, current transformers, voltage transformers as well as the protection, control and communications equipment.
The new facilities will be ready for handover to the customer, the national utilities, as early as the end of 2003.