RATCH Group Public Company Limited
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RATCH Group Public Company Limited (formerly named Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Public Company Limited) describes its goal as becoming "a leading value-oriented energy and infrastructure company in Asia Pacific."
Interests in Lao coal plant
As of 2009, RATCH was a 40% shareholder in Hongsa Power Company, a consortium which also includes Banpu Power (40%) (a susbidiary of the the Thai coal-mining company Banpu) (BPP) and Lao Holding State Enterprise (LHSE), which has a 20% stake. 
The power station was proposed as a mine-mouth power station which, together with the mine and associated infrastructure, was slated to cost US$4 billion. The consortium was granted a 25 year concession over a 60 square kilometre site. Under the terms of a May 2009 agreement, 1,473 MW would be exported to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) with 100 MW for domestic Lao consumption. (The remainder was for on site use).
Articles and resources
- "About Us", RATCH Group, accessed June 2021.
- "Government goes ahead Hongsa lignite power plant", Lao Voices, December 3, 2009. (This is a story from the KPL Lao News Agency).