Kelanithissa Power Station shutdown as it ran out of fuel

Kelanithissa Power Station shutdown as it ran out of fuel

Kelanithissa Power Station shutdown as it ran out of fuel

Written by Zulfick Farzan

03 Feb, 2022 | 12:39 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Kelanithissa Combined Cycle Power Station went on a complete shutdown on Wednesday (2) night after it ran out of fuel, said the Ceylon Electricity Board.

“KCCP Shutdown at20:03 hrs due to Diesel fuel pressure low. Since GT-7 Diesel fuel pressure was also zero it was shutdown. Since air seemed to be sucked in to the fuel line GT-2 was also stopped,” said the CEB.

It added that the Kelanithissa Power Station and the Kelanithissa Combined Cycle Power Station shutdown due to a Diesel shortage.

At the same time the Mathugama CEB plant made a forced shutdown on Wednesday (2) night to a lack of Diesel stocks.

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