Aitken Spence’s Western Power Company Launches Sri Lanka’s First Waste to Energy Power Plant

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Sri Lanka’s first Waste-to-Energy Power Plant was officially launched in Kerawalapitiya today by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Minister of Power, Dullas Alahapperuma, Governor of the Western Province, Marshal of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Roshan Goonetileke, Mayor of Colombo, Rosy Senanayake, Chairman of Aitken Spence PLC, D.H.S. Jayawardena and other dignitaries were also present at the occasion.

The Western Power Company (Pvt.) Ltd, a subsidiary of Aitken Spence PLC, was selected through a competitive bidding process a after the Colombo Municipal Council called bids for the implementation of an environmentally acceptable and sustainable mechanism for the disposal of municipal solid waste.

Aitken Spence has since spearheaded the implementation of the project, and its operation is the culmination of years of careful planning and an investment of approx. Rs. 15 billion.

The Western Power Company (WPC) also entered into a Waste Supply Agreement (WSA) with the CMC and a Standardised Power Purchase Agreement (SPPA) with the Ceylon Electricity Board, for a tenure of 20 years in 2017.