Vientiane power station
Vientiane power station was a proposed 700-megawatt (MW) mine-mouth coal-fired power station in Sekong (Xekong) Province, Laos.
The photo below shows Vientiane, the approximate location where the plant would have been built.
Two coal projects with similar specifications have been reported to be in planning for Sekong (Xekong) province:
- Phonesack Group's Xekong Power proposed a coal project in Kaleum district of Sekong Province. Plans for the project included coal exports and a 2 x 300 MW Thermal Power Plant. Phonesack Group was mining coal in the Kaleum District, which had estimated coal reserves of 215 million tonnes as of 2014. The coal would be used to power the station.
- On March 17, 2016, China National Heavy Machinery Corporation (CHMC) signed an EPC agreement with Electricite du Laos for a Sekong province coal-electricity integration project in Vientiane, capital of Laos. The contract was valued at US$2.1 billion. The project included: a coal mine with the annual raw coal output at 3 million tonnes and a 700 MW pithead plant with two 350 MW units. The project was expected to last 48 months with the loan by the Export-Import Bank of China.
However, there have been no known developments on either proposal since March 2016. The project appears to be abandoned.
- Sponsor: Electricite du Laos
- Parent company:
- Location: Vientiane, Sekong (Xekong) province, Laos
- Coordinates: 17.966667, 102.6 (approximate)
- Status: Cancelled
- Capacity: 700 MW (Units 1-2: 350 MW)
- Start date:
- Coal Type:
- Coal Source: Mine-mouth
- Source of financing: Export-Import Bank of China
Resources and articles
- "Xekong Power Plant Limited," Phonesack Group, accessed August 2015
- "President Urges Coal Miner to Create Jobs for Locals," bru direct, April 20, 2014
- "CHMC signed EPC agreement on Laos Sekong coal-electricity integration project," chinca.org, March 23, 2016