China Gezhouba Group Corp. has signed an agreement with the Laotian government to develop a 35-MW Xelanong 2 hydropower project in Laos’ southern Salavan province.
China Gezhouba will develop what is being called the Xelanong 2 project using a build-operate-transfer model, with construction of the $71.86 million facility expected to take about 40 months.
Xelanong 2 and its 55-meter-high dam will be located on an unspecified tributary of the Mekong River and is part of the Laotian government’s effort to dramatically increase the availability of electricity to its population by 2020.
Other significant hydroelectric plants being developed in Laos include the 1,285-MW Xayaburi, 1,156-MW Nam Ou and 410-MW Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy, amongst others.
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