Access Engineering PLC has been awarded with the civil works of Ceylon Electricity Board’s (CEB) 100MW Mannar Island wind farm project that is financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The engineering, procurement and construction of the project were awarded to Vestas Wind Systems A/S, a Danish manufacturer, seller, installer, and servicer of wind turbines.
Vestas is to provide the delivery, installation and commissioning of 30 V126-3.45 MW wind turbines as well as civil and electrical works.
The civil works of the plant has been subcontracted to Access Engineering PLC by Vestas, and the scope of the project includes dilapidation survey and geo-technical investigations, architectural and structural design of buildings, roads and tower foundation, pilling, construction of foundation for wind turbines, installation of medium voltage cables, design, supply and installation of optical fibre cables, CCTV and intercom systems and road infrastructure works.
The construction works of the project is to commence in early 2019 and is expected to be completed by late 2020.
Launched as the first phase of harnessing the wind electric potential in the Mannar region, the project is expected to develop 375 MW under four phases.