Sri Lankan cement company, Tokyo Cement, has inaugurated its second biomass power plant in Trincomalee in the northeast of the country. The plant was officially opened by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena.
Construction of plant began in 2015. It represents an LKR2.5 billion (US$16.4 million) investment by the company.
According to Tokyo Cement’s Managing Director S.R. Gnanam, the company is now the largest generator of renewable energy in Sri Lanka with 23 MW of generating capacity. In addition to powering operations at the Tincomalee cement plant, the company has surplus capacity of 2.5 MW that can be fed into the national grid.
According to the company’s website, Tokyo Cement is Sri Lanka’s largest manufacturer of cement with an installed capacity of nearly 2 million tpy of cement.
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