Nam Lik 1 is a 64.5MW hydro power project. It is located on Nam Lik river/basin in Vientiane, Laos. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 2014 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2019. Buy the profile here.


The project is developed and owned by EDL-Generation Public, Global Power Synergy Public, Hydro Engineering and POSCO Engineering & Construction. The company's ownership stake in the project stands as 40%, 40%, 10% and 10% respectively.

Nam Lik 1 is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project are 23m and 22.31m respectively. The penstock length is 100m. The penstock diameter is 6.6m. The project generated 256 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 2014 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2019.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Electricite du Laos under a power purchase agreement for a period of 30 years. The contracted capacity is 63.8MW.

Contractors involved

POSCO Engineering & Construction was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the hydro power project.

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of bulb turbines, each with 32.25MW nameplate capacity.

Andritz Hydro supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 39.3 MVA.

Korea Western Power is the O&M contractor for the hydro power project.

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About EDL-Generation Public

EDL-Generation Public Co, is generates and distributes electricity that providing the operation and maintenance services to power producers and supplies electric power from clean and renewable energy sources. the company is headquartered in Vientiane, Laos.

About Global Power Synergy Public

Global Power Synergy Public Co Ltd (GPSC), a subsidiary of PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited, is a power utility that generates and supplies electricity and thermal energy. The company produces energy from natural gas, hydro, and solar sources. It has interests in SSE1, RPCL, GPSC, and CHPP; and under construction, power projects NNEG, IRPC-CP, NL1PC, and XPCL in Thailand and Laos. GPSC also supplies processed water to industrial and residential customers. The company transmits the generated electricity to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand and industrial customers in Thailand. It operates in Thailand, Japan, Myanmar, Laos and Hong Kong. GPSC is headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand.

About POSCO Engineering & Construction

POSCO Engineering & Construction Co Ltd (POSCO E&C), a subsidiary of POSCO, is a provider of construction and engineering services. POSCO E&C offers services such as business planning to design, procurement, construction, and operation. The company executes the construction of steel plants, power plants, industrial plants, chemical plants, infrastructure, and building works projects. POSCO E&C carries out civil works for roads, railways, harbors, bridges, urban renewal, remodeling, commercial facilities, land development, environmental solutions, and hydroelectric power projects. The company has operations in various countries across Asia, South America, the Middle East, and Europe. The company is headquartered in Pohang-si, South Korea.

This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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