Consulting and engineering firm Poyry has been awarded a contract by the Phonesack Group to provide owner’s engineering services for the 670-MW Nam Theun 1 hydroelectric plant in Laos.
The plant will be located on the Nam Kading River about 33 km upstream from its confluence with the Mekhong River in Laos’ Borikhamxai province.
Finland-based Poyry has been involved with Nam Theun 1 since 1995 and has previously provided technical consultancy and engineering services, including a feasibility study, social and environmental impact assessments, designs and supervision for preliminary works.
Poyry will also be tasked with performing environmental and social mitigation measures in addition to providing owner’s engineer services.
“Delivering clean, renewable energy projects like this can aid economic growth and social progress, and help alleviate poverty in developing countries,” Poyry Energy Business Group president Richard Pinnock said.
The value of the contract was not disclosed.
HydroWorld.com reported in October that Andritz Hydro had been selected to provide three vertical Francis turbines and associated equipment for the project.
Nam Theun 1 is the second in a string of projects that includes the previously constructed 1,070-MW Nam Theun 2.
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