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November 24, 2021

Laza, Myanmar

By Carmen

Laza is a 1,900MW hydro power project. It is planned on Malihka river/basin in Kachin, Myanmar. The project is currently in announced stage. It will be developed in single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2025.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,900 1,900 Announced Kachin, Myanmar China Power Investment

Description

The project is being developed by China Power Investment and is currently owned by State Power Investment.

The net head of the project will be 118m. The project is expected to generate 14,720 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $3,510.44m.

The hydro power project consists of 5 turbines.

Development Status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2025.

About China Power Investment

State Power Investment Corp Ltd (SPIC), established by the merger of China Power Investment Corp and State Nuclear Power Technology Corp, is a state-owned power generator enterprise. The company owns and operates power generation plants and offers hydro-power, thermal power, nuclear power and new energy generation services. The company carries out research and development, designing, and manufacturing of nuclear power components and equipment. SPIC’s business activities include project contracting, mining investments, life cycle services and technical supports. The company operates in China, Japan, Malta, Australia, India, Turkey, Pakistan, Brazil and Myanmar. SPIC is headquartered in Beijing, China.

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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