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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Russia to help Laos build three hydropower plants

(KPL) Russia will help Laos build three hydropower plants in the south of the country to supply domestic demand and exports.
Currently, the Region Oil Company of Russia is working on documents to sign with the Lao government and developers, Xinhua news agency quoted the Laos' English-language daily as saying.The documents include a shareholder agreement, a project financing scheme, power purchase agreements (PPA), an operation and maintenance agreement, and concession agreement for the projects of three hydropower plants, namely Nam Kong 1 in Attapeu province, Xekong 4 and 5 in Xekong province.
The company has carried out all necessary surveys and prepared drawings with approval from the Lao Ministry of Public Works and Transport.The selection of contractors to carry out construction of the projects is also in process, said the Russian company Deputy General Director Vasily Morgun.The three hydropower plants are estimated to cost more than 17. 1 trillion kip (about two billion USD) and have an installation capacity of 1,200 megawatts. They are expected to start operation in 2014, 2015, and 2016, respectively.


Luis Portugal said...

It has a nice blog.
Sorry not write more, but my English is bad writing.
A hug from my country, Portugal

Anonymous said...

are you involved in this project???

Phanomsinh said...

I just took part in the site visit

Anonymous said...

Good to hear that Laos is building hydroelectric power plants. Can I have more details as I work in power plants for the past 30 years and am keen to know about these hydroelectric power plants.

Phanomsinh said...