Kiruwana Oya

Mini Hydro-power Project – 0.6 MW

The project utilizes the waters of Kiruwana Oya in the Matara District in Sri Lanka to generate 0.6 MW of Electricity. The Project was developed by Nilwalabase Hydro Power (Pvt) Ltd., which was incorporated in 2004, mainly for developing grid-connected small power projects. The main investor of the Nilawalabase Hydropower (Pvt) Ltd. is Dr. Nishantha Nanayakkara. The Project was completed in 2005 February.

In 2015 HPI intended to become the Managing Partner of this plant, on the invitation of the previous Board of Directors while acquiring 8% of shares. The main Shareholder is “F&T Hydro Power LLC – Japan” which is a subsidiary of “Traders Holdings Co. Ltd. – Japan”.

Type of ContractTurn-Key
Capacity0.6 MW
LocationKotapola, Matara District – Sri Lanka
Water SourceKiruwana Oya, tributary of Nilwala Ganga
Length of Penstock Path120 m
Diameter of a Penstock1,200 mm
Gross Head50 m
Turbine TypeFrancis
Turbine SupplierTianjin Flying Electric Co. – China
Generator SupplierStamford – UK
Transformer SupplierLanka Transformers Ltd.
Synchronizing, Protection & Control SystemHydro Power International (Pvt) Ltd.
ClientNilwalabaseHydropower (Pvt) Ltd.

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