Voith Hydro Shanghai, part of the Voith Group, is to supply the Nam Hinboun hydropower project in Laos with two bulb type units each with a capacity of 15MW.

The turnkey project includes engineering and components, the complete electromechanical equipment as well as automation systems, transformers and switchyards.

“The order in Laos is a major success for Voith Hydro in Southeast Asia and another landmark in our activities outside China," said Martin Ändra, President of Voith Hydro Shanghai. "We are expecting Southeast Asia to become a major driving force in hydropower in the future."

Laos has remarkable hydropower potential and is aiming at becoming the "battery of Asia". The government targets to increase the country’s hydropower output to 23,000MW by 2030.