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November 24, 2021

Xayaburi, Laos

By Carmen

Xayaburi is a 1,285MW hydro power project. It is located on Lower Mekong river/basin in Xaignabouli, Laos. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2012 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2019.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,285 1,285 Active Xaignabouli, Laos CK Power Public

Description

The project was developed by CK Power Public. CK Power Public, Global Power Synergy Public, Electricite du Laos and Electricity Generating Public are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 30%, 25%, 20% and 12.5% respectively.

Xayaburi is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 726 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project are 39m and 28.5m respectively. The project generated 7,406 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $3,500m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2012 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2019.

Power Purchase Agreement

Electricite du Laos and Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors Involved

CH. Karnchang was selected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 1 unit of kaplan turbine with 60MW nameplate capacity.

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 7 units of kaplan turbines, each with 175MW nameplate capacity.

Andritz Hydro supplied 1 electric generator for the project. The generator capacity is 60 MVA.

Andritz Hydro supplied 7 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 175 MVA.

About CK Power Public

CK Power Public Co Ltd (CK Power) is an alternative energy company that generates and distributes hydro power, thermal power and solar power. The company manages, produces and distributes electricity from various energy sources. Its hydro power projects include Sean and Nam Ngum 2. CK Power’s thermal power projects comprise Bangpa-IN cogeneration 1 and Bangpa-IN cogeneration 2; and solar power projects include Bangkhenchai, Chiangrai Solar, and Nakhon Ratchasima Solar projects. The company offers services such as generation, distribution, operation and maintenance, project development, and technical services. It has operations in Laos and Thailand. CK Power is headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand.

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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