Sri Lanka – two new hydropower plants commissioned

HPP Ankanda: GUGLER Water Turbines has successfully commissioned the new hydropower plant Ankanda at Matale in September 2018, consisting of two open flume type Kaplan Turbines, designed for a net head of 12.50 m and flow of 33 m3/s, generating in total almost 7.6 MW.

Additionally GUGLER delivered the generators,gear boxes,hydraulic power units,control and protection equipment as well as the detail design for the gates and trash rake, the latter were manufactured locally.

Ankanda is the second project which has been successfully completed for Escas Power (Private) Limited after the commissioning of two similar Kaplan open flume turbines for 3.4 MW Owala hydropower plant three years earlier.

HPP Denipalle Oya: consisting of one (1) vertical Pelton turbine with six nozzles, synchronous generator, butterfly valve, HPU and related control and protection systems for Denipalle Oya hydropower plant, designed for a net head is 120 m and flow of 1.05 m3/s,resulting in an installed capacity of  1118 kW.

The plant was successfully put in operation in May 2019.

Owala, Sri Lanka, 2014

Scope of Supply: Open-Flume Turbine

Number of Units
Total Output (kW)
3 400
Head of water (m)
Flow (m3/s)
Runner Diameter (mm)
2 550

About GUGLER Water Turbines GmbH:

GUGLER Water Turbines GmbH is a leading supplier of – state of the art – turbine technology, supplying all types of Francis, Kaplan and Pelton turbines up to 40 MW per unit and related electro-mechanical equipment for small and medium sized hydro power plants (water to wire).

GUGLER Water Turbines GmbH supplies also special turbines,such as micro turbines, container turbines, siphon turbines, gates turbines, turbines for drinking water pipelines on a global basis.

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