Nam Ngum 2 Hydroelectric Power Project, Lao PDR

Client : CH. Karnchang Public Company Limited / SouthEast Asia Energy Limited / Nam Ngum 2 Power Company Limited

Services : Detailed Design, Environmental Management and Resettlement

Nam Ngum 2 Hydroelectric Power Project is located at Baan Huay Bor, Vientiane. The project was constructed, managed, and supported by a group of Thai investors focused on GMS market. The concrete faced rockfill dam of 181 m in height, and 485 m in length will be built in a steep narrow gorge creating a reservoir of 6,774 Mm3 capacities at the full supply level of 375 msl., and a power house installed with a 615 MW capacity. Three generators with an annual capacity of 2,218 GWh of electricity will be installed. The electricity will be exported to Thailand via the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, thus boosting the economy of Lao PDR.


The consultants were assigned with the tasks of detailed design, construction supervision, implementation of the environmental management and resettlement action plans for the relocation of about 6,100 ethnic minorities from 17 villages, preparing application for license from the Lao Government, resettlement plan and implementation, as well as environmental management, and job training and development for the new communities.