Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Sri Lanka's Hemas Power said it has bought a 2.6 megawatt (MW) hydro-power plant in the Nuwara Eliya district in the central hills from Senok Mark Hydro for 198.5 million rupees.
Under the deal, Hemas Power has bought 9.92 million shares, Senok Mark Hydro’s total issued share capital, at 20.00 rupees a share, Hemas said in a stock exchange filing.

Hemas Power is a unit of Hemas Holdings which has business interest in health care, consumer goods, shipping and power.

Its generation unit consists of Heladhanavi, a 100 mega watt thermal power plant, and a two-mega watt mini-hydro power plant in Kandy, also in the central hills.

Sri Lanka is heavily dependent on fossil-fuels for its power needs and is trying to increase renewable energy sources like hydro-power.

In August 2009, Hemas Holdings floated its power generation business to build a 1.6 MW mini hydro plant in Kandy to move away from costly fossil-fuel thermal power.

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