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November 26, 2021

Lai Chau, Vietnam

By Carmen

Lai Chau is a 1,200MW hydro power project. It is located on Da river/basin in Lai Chau, Vietnam. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2011 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2015.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,200 1,200 Active Lai Chau, Vietnam Song Da

Description

The project was developed by Song Da and is currently owned by Vietnam Electricity.

Lai Chau is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 1,200 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 95m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 3 in number. The project generated 4,670 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $1,500m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2011 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2015.

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Contractors Involved

Lilama was selected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of francis turbines, each with 400MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 3 electric generators for the project.

About Song Da

Song Da Corp (Song Da) is a construction contracting company. The company offers services such as general contracting, engineering, procurement and construction services. It is involved in underground, tunnels, rail and traffic works. Song Da specializes in the development of engineering and construction, power and electricity, housing and urban infrastructure projects. Its project comprises Parliament House, Tunnel through Ngang Pass, HH4 Mix House, Ho Chi Minh road, and Lang Trung – Hoa Lac expressway and others. The company operates with additional offices in Son La province and Gia Lai province, Vietnam. Song Da is headquartered in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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