Nam Ngum 1 Hydroelectric Power Project is a 275MW hydro power project. It is located on Nam Ngum 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 multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1971. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project was developed by Dongfang Electric and EDL-Generation Public. The project is currently owned by EDL-Generation Public.

Nam Ngum 1 Hydroelectric Power Project is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 4,700 million cubic meter.

Nam Ngum 1 Hydroelectric Power Project (Nam Hgum 1 Active Phase) consists of 2 units of francis turbines with 17.5MW nameplate capacity.

Nam Ngum 1 Hydroelectric Power Project (Nam Hgum 1 Active Phase) consists of 3 units of francis turbines with 40MW nameplate capacity.

Nam Ngum 1 Hydroelectric Power Project (Nam Hgum 1 Expansion Phase 1) consists of 2 turbines with 40MW nameplate capacity.

Nam Ngum 1 Hydroelectric Power Project (Nam Hgum 1 Expansion Phase 2) consists of 1 turbine with 40MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1971.

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 from 2010. The contracted capacity is 275MW.

Contractors involved

Dongfang Electric and EDL-Generation Public were selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the hydro power project.

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About Dongfang Electric

Dongfang Electric Corporation Ltd (DEC) is a power equipment and services company. It develops, designs, manufactures and sells equipment for hydro, thermal, nuclear, wind, steam, and solar thermal-based plants. Its major products include hydropower units, thermal power generating units, heavy-duty gas turbine equipment, nuclear power units, wind power equipment, large chemical containers, and environmental protection, and water treatment equipment. DEC also provides construction contracting and other related services to electricity operators; portion projects, equipment package contracting, and equipment supply. The company serves customers in China and overseas. DEC is headquartered in Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

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.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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