Hongsa Power Company
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Hongsa Power Company is a consortium comprising the Thai company Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Public Company (RATCH), Banpu Power (a susbidiary of the the Thai coal-mining company Banpu) (BPP) and Lao Holding State Enterprise (LHSE). RATCH and BPP each have a 40% stake in the project and LHSE 20%. The company is developing the Hongsa power station near the town of Hongsa in the Sayaboury province in Laos.
The power station is proposed as a mine-mouth power station which, together with the mine and associated infrastructure, is slated to cost US$4 billion. The consortium has been granted a 25 year concession over a 60 square kilometre site. Under the terms of a May 2009 agreement 1,473MW will be exported to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) with 100MW for domestic Lao consumption. (The remainder is for on site use).
Articles and resources
- "Government goes ahead Hongsa lignite power plant", Lao Voices, December 3, 2009. (This is a story from the KPL Lao News Agency).