SIEMENS – DIMO Consortium Continues to Enhance National Power Supply with CEB

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

SIEMENS – DIMO consortium recently signed a contract with Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) to embark the Medium Voltage distribution sub project package 05 of the “National Transmission and Distribution Network Development and Efficiency Improvement Project”, to enhance the national power supply. The package 04 of above project was also awarded to SIEMENS-DIMO consortium during the quarter 01 of 2020. 


The agreement was signed between CEB and SIEMENS – DIMO consortium at the CEB head office              premises with the participation of CEB and SIEMENS- DIMO consortium officials. 

Medium Voltage Distribution System is the backbone of the power distribution network and it is the interface between the Transmission network and the LV Distribution network which provide supply to the consumers. It is therefore essential to reinforce and develop a healthy Distribution System which has the capability of catering the growing electricity demand of the country while maintaining an acceptable reliability and quality above the set operational standards and norms. 

The scope of package 05 includes: 

  1. Augmentation of Ethulkotte Primary Substation with the aim of increasing supply demand, provisioning highly reliable power supply with a high degree of operational flexibility in Battaramulla, Welikada and Kalubowila areas and to automate the distribution network. 
  2. Construction of New Primary Substation at Rattanapitiya with the aim of accommodating the anticipated load growth including town development requirements of Nugegoda, Boralesgamuwa and Maharagama areas which is fed by LECO and the requirements of the proposed Educational area of the University of Sri Jayawardenapura etc. 
  3. Augmentation of Beligaha Primary Substation with the aim of increasing supply demand in Galle, Dadalla and Karapitiya areas and to provide high degree of reliability and operational flexibility of the MV network in the Southern Province.