PROJECT | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Cambodia's 400MW Lower Sesan-2 hydropower dam starts production

It is expected to produce 1.9TWh a year.

Cambodia's 400 MW Lower Sesan-2 hydropower dam on the Se San river in the northeastern province of Stung Treng has begun to produce electricity. The project, constructed on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis, is expected to produce 1.9 TWh/year. It entails five turbines worth 80 MW each.

It was built over the last four years at a cost of nearly US$781m and is owned by a joint venture (JV) of China's Hydrolancang International Energy (51%), Cambodia's Royal Group (39%) and Vietnam's EVN International (10%). It will be handed over to Cambodia’s government after 40 years.

The commissioning of the plant brings Cambodia's total hydropower installed capacity to 1.3 GW. Power will be sold to the government at US$6.95c/kWh. Most of the produced electricity will be supplying the Stung Treng, Preah Vihear and Ratanakkiri provinces.

This article was originally published by Enerdata.

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