Nam Phan power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Nam Phan power station (so-called 老挝南潘清洁能源项目) is a proposed 660-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Xiangkhouang province, Laos.


The map below shows Xiangkhouang province, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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In December 2020, it was reported that Vietnam's state-owned power company Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) had signed agreements to buy power from Laotian companies, including Phongsubthavy Group. Phongsubthavy Group was reportedly developing a 300 MW Nam Phan coal-fired power project in Laos. It was expected to start supplying electricity to Vietnam by 2025.[1][2]

In May 2022, Phongsupthavy Group Company signed a supply contract with China Western Power to provide project design, procurement, manufacture, and equipment supply, and signed a service contract with subsidiary Hong Kong Evergreen New Energy for all civil works and the transportation and installation and commission of the equipment. The contract period was 45 months for a total of US$ 409.2 million. Reporting claimed the contracts were signed following "nearly two years of hard work and nearly 100 technical and business communications."[3] Additional details were available in an official announcement by Huaxi Energy.[4]

In June 2022, Huaxi Energy stated (Google translate): "At present, the prepayment of the contract [for Laos Nanpan Clean Energy Project] has not yet been in place, and the project can only be started after the prepayment is received and the buyer issues a "starting order". There are uncertainties in the project start time, final execution and income. Investors are advised to pay attention to related risks."[5]

In August 2022, Energy China North China Institute (中国能建华北院) won the bid for the engineering design and technical service contract for the mine-mouth power station. This was the second time the company had successfully won the bid after signing the 1×350 MW Houaphanh power station in April 2022. The units were expected by the end of 2025.[6]

The project's financing still appeared in question.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Phongsupthavy Group Company
  • Parent company: Phongsupthavy Group Company
  • Location: Xiangkhouang province, Laos
  • Coordinates: 19.44, 103.58 (approximate)
  • Status: Pre-permit development
  • Capacity: 660 MW (2 x 330 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Start date: 2025
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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