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January 5, 2022

Nam Lik, Laos

By Carmen

Nam Lik is a 100MW hydro power project. It is located on Nam Lik river/basin in Vientiane, Laos. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2007 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2010.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 100 100 Active Vientiane, Laos Nam Lik 1-2 Power


The project was developed by Nam Lik 1-2 Power. China International Water & Electric and Electricite du Laos are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 80% and 20% respectively.

The gross head of the project is 63m. The project generated 435 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $150m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2007 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2010.

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Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Electricite du Laos under a power purchase agreement from 2010. The contracted capacity is 100MW.

Contractors Involved

Hangzhou Resource Power Equipment was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 50MW nameplate capacity.

Hangzhou Resource Power Equipment supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 58.8 MVA.


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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