Nam Khan is a 190MW hydro power project. It is planned on Nam Khan river/basin in Louangphabang, Laos. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the partially active stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2011 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2015. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed and currently owned by Electricite du Laos. The company has a stake of 100%.

Nam Khan is a reservoir based project.

Nam Khan (Nam Khan 2) consists of 2 units of francis turbines with 65MW nameplate capacity.

Nam Khan (Nam Khan 3 Active) consists of 1 turbine with 30MW nameplate capacity.

Nam Khan (Nam Khan 3 UC) consists of 1 unit of francis turbine with 30MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2011. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2015.

Contractors involved

Sinohydro is expected to render engineering procurement construction services for the hydro power project.

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About Electricite du Laos

Electricite du Laos (EDL) is a state government owned company which produces energy with diesel engines. The company owns and operates in the field of production, management, service and development of electricity according to the guidelines of the Party and the law of the state government. It provides sufficient electricity to the domestic and foreign electricity consumers and provides electricity outside the country to generate monetary income for the nation. EDL is headquartered in Vientiane, Laos.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.