Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy Dam Collapses Leaving Hundreds Of People Missing

25/07/2018 13:38
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ຂປລ (KPL) The collapse of the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy hydropower dam being constructed by Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Power Company’s (PNPC) has left hundreds of people in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, missing, according to local authorities. The missing include 50 in Ban Mai, Sanamxay district.


(KPL) The collapse of the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy hydropower dam being constructed by Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Power Company’s (PNPC) has left hundreds of people in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, missing, according to local authorities. The missing include 50 in Ban Mai, Sanamxay district.

The 410 MW Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy hydroelectric power project is located in the southern region of Lao PDR and is estimated to have an annual energy generation of approximately 1,860 GWh, according to www.power-technology.com.

PNPC is a joint-venture formed in March 2012 by SK Engineering and Construction (SK E&C), Korea Western Power (KOWEPO), Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding (RATCH), and Lao Holding State Enterprise (LHSE). SK E&C holds 24% stake in PNPC, LHSE 26%, and RATCH and KOWEPO equally own the remaining share in the project.

The project, which is estimated to cost US$1.02bn, is the first build-operate-transfer (BOT) project to be undertaken by the Korean companies in Laos.

The feasibility study for the hydroelectric project was completed in November 2008. The construction of the project began in February 2013 and commercial operations are expected to begin in 2018.

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