The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to provide assistance totaling $217 million to support construction of the 290-MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydroelectric project on the Nam Ngiep River in Laos. Japanese construction company Obayashi last year won a contract to provide civil engineering works for Nam Ngiep 1 in Xaysomboun and Bolikhamxay provinces. The project is being developed by Nam Ngiep 1 Power Co. Ltd., which is jointly owned by Kansai Electric Power of Japan, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand and Lao Holding State Enterprise. Continue reading Project Updates: ADB funds 290-MW hydro project in Laos
The first hydraulic steel structures are now being installed at the 1,285-MW Xayaburi hydroelectric plant in Laos, according to consulting engineers KGAL and Whesseo.