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January 11, 2022updated 12 Jan 2022 9:47am

Nam Phay, Laos

By Carmen

Nam Phay is an 86MW hydro power project. It is located on Nam Phay river/basin in Vientiane, Laos. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2017.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 86 86 Active Vientiane, Laos Nam Phay Electric Power

Description

The project was developed by Nam Phay Electric Power. NORINCO International Cooperation and Electricite du Laos are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 85% and 15% respectively.

The gross head of the project is 700m. The penstock length is 1,507m. The project generated 420 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $218m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 2017.

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Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Electricite du Laos under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Chongqing Water Turbine Works was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of pelton turbines, each with 43MW nameplate capacity.

Chongqing Water Turbine Works supplied 2 electric generators for the project.

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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