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November 26, 2021

Paklai (Nam Khong), Laos

By Carmen

Paklai (Nam Khong) is a 770MW hydro power project. It is planned on Nam Khong river/basin in Xaignabouli, Laos. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2022 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2029.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 770 770 Permitting Xaignabouli, Laos China National Electronics Import and Export; Sinohydro

Description

The project is being developed by China National Electronics Import and Export and Sinohydro. These companies also have ownership stakes in the project.

Paklai (Nam Khong) is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 384 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project will be 26m. The project is expected to generate 4,143 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $2,130m.

The hydro power project consists of 14 turbines, each with 55MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

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The project construction is expected to commence from 2022. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2029.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand under a power purchase agreement.

About Sinohydro

Sinohydro Corp Ltd (Sinohydro), a subsidiary of Power Construction Corporation of China, is a state-owned engineering and construction company executing large- and medium-scale hydropower projects. Its portfolio of services includes general construction; engineering, procurement and construction (EPC); and investment. The company carries out the construction of water conservancy, hydropower stations, power, transportation, civil work, mining, and real estate projects. The company also offers project financing, design, implementation, and operation of infrastructures such as power, transportation, civil work, mining, and real estate. The company has regional offices in several countries across Asia-Pacific, Africa, America, Eurasia, West Asia, and North Africa. Sinohydro 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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