Voith has signed an agreement with SCI E&C JSC Company (a part of the SCI JSC Group in Vietnam) to supply three 52 MW Francis turbine units for the Nam Sam 3 hydropower plant in Xam Tai District, Houaphan Province, Laos PDR. The deal covers complete sets of electromechanical equipment, and technical services for supervision, installation and commissioning.
The project has a total capacity is 156MW, and will provide up to 626GWh of electricity every year. The entire project has a total investment volume of more than US$300 million and is being developed by Nam Sam 3 Power Co., Ltd. a member of Phongsupthavy Group in Laos PDR.
A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the output of the Nam Sam 3 hydropower station was signed with EVN (Electricity Vietnam) back in June 2019, with power produced to be transmitted from Laos to Vietnam to support power shortages. The plant is planned to be put into operation in June 2023 and will be connected to the power grid of Vietnam at the 220 kV Nong Cong Station.
The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) scope was assigned to SCI E&C who use Voith Hydro’s technological expertise for the turbines following a long and successful cooperation history. Voith has successfully commissioned the Ca Nan 1 and Ca Nan 2 hydropower projects and will also supply the electromechanical system equipment and technical services to the newly developed Nam Lum 1 (9.2MW), Nam Lum 2 (1 MW) and Nam Xe (24MW) plants.