Don Sahong is a 260MW hydro power project. It is located on Mekong river/basin in Champasak, Laos. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 2016 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2019. Buy the profile here.

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The project is developed and owned by Electricite du Laos and Mega First. The company's ownership stake in the project stands as 80% and 20% respectively.

Don Sahong is a run-of-river project. The net head of the project is 17m. The project generated 2,044 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines, each with 65MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 2016 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2019.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Electricite du Laos under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors involved

Sinohydro was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the hydro power project.

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About Electricite du Laos

Electricite du Laos (EDL) is a state owned corporation. It owns and operates generation, transmission and distribution assets and manages electricity imports into its grids and exports from its stations.

About Mega First

Mega First Corporation Bhd (MFCB) is a diversified company. MFCB's power plants include Shaoxing Plant, Tawau Plant and Don Sahong Hydropower project. The company's resources business manufactures and trades calcium carbonate powder, lime-based products and bricks. Its property development and investment business develop and invests in integrated townships and provides various residential and commercial buildings. The packaging division of company manufactures labels, stickers, paper bags for various industries. It is also involved in agricultural development and cultivation in Cambodia.The company operates in Malaysia, China and Cambodia. MFCB is headquartered in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.