Sri Lanka seeks EPC bids for 35-MW Broadlands

Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) seeks bids from engineering-procurement-construction contractors to build the 35-MW Broadlands hydroelectric project on Sri Lanka’s Kelani River. Bids are due March 25, 2009.

CEB is planning the run-of-river project for the Kelani in Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces, 65 kilometers northeast of Colombo. It seeks design-build contractors for engineering, design, procurement, manufacturing, construction, installation, and commissioning of the project.

Broadlands includes a 24-meter-tall, 114-meter-long concrete gravity dam; a 19-meter-tall, 48-meter-long concrete gravity diversion weir; a 3.5-kilometer waterway including cut-and-cover section, tunnel, penstock, and surge chamber; 850-meter diversion tunnel; a surface power station with two 17.5-MW turbine-generators; and switchyard. Prospective bidders are expected to arrange credit facilities to cover the full cost of the project.

Bid documents may be obtained until December 22 by written request and fee of 100,000 rupees or US$1,000 in cash, money order or bank draft payable to General Manager, Ceylon Electricity Board, Colombo. Document requests are to be sent to Project Director, Broadlands Hydropower Project, Project Office, 5th Floor, Ceylon Electricity Board, No. 50, Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 02 Sri Lanka; (94) 11-2393905; Fax: (94) 11-2434866; E-mail:

Bids are due by 10 a.m. March 25, 2009, to the address below. For information, contact the address above or Chairman, Cabinet Appointed Negotiating Committee, c/o Deputy General Manager (RE Projects &Procurement), 7th Floor, Ceylon Electricity Board, No. 50, Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 02 Sri Lanka.

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