A CHINESE firm has gained a contract to arrange hybrid wind and photo voltaic power tasks on three Sri Lankan islands off the northern Jaffna peninsula 45 km from Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu.
The Sri Lankan weekly Sunday Occasions reported that the US $12 million undertaking was awarded to Sinosar-Etechwin, and shall be carried out as a three way partnership with the state-owned Ceylon Electrical energy Board as a part of the Sri Lankan authorities’s Supporting Electrical energy Provide Reliability Enchancment Mission.
Etechwin is a subsidiary of the Chinese language wind turbine producer Goldwind.
The Sunday Occasions report stated that India had lodged a powerful protest with the Sri Lankan authorities on the contract to the Chinese language firm days earlier than the Sri Lankan authorities cancelled the contract for the Japanese Container Terminal.
There was no quick remark from the Ministry of Exterior Affairs. Sri Lankan sources stated the contract had been awarded after inviting worldwide bids and the Indian bid was not aggressive.
Asian Growth Financial institution will fund the undertaking, which can come up on Delft, Nainativu and Analativu, three islands within the Palk Strait off Jaffna peninsula. Delft, the most important of the three islands, is the closest to Rameswaram, which lies to the island’s south west.
Between the 2 is Kachchativu, the tiny island that India ceded to Sri Lanka in 1974. The waters round these islands are an space of contest and rivalry between Tamil Nadu and Jaffna fishers. The matter has been on the bilateral agenda for many years.
Etechwin makes solar-wind built-in energy technology programs.
The contract to Sinosar/Etechwin was authorised by the Cupboard Standing Committee on Procurement on July 18, earlier than Sri Lanka’s cancellation of the tripartite settlement with India and Japan on the event and operation of the Japanese Container Terminal at Colombo Port.