KGAL awarded another hydro project on Nam Kong
The Whessoe/KGAL team has been appointed by Chinese civil contractor CGGC as the Hydro Mechanical Contractor for the Nam Kong 3 hydropower project (NK3) in Laos, SE Asia.
Chaleun Sekong Energy Co Ltd (CSE) is building the NK3 scheme in Southern Lao PDR, about 10km from Nam Kong 2, where bottom outlet works were recently completed by Whessoe/KGAL.
NK 3 HPP consists of a 60m high RCC dam with a gated spillway on top and a river diversion bottom outlet integrated into the dam body. The intake for the power waterway is in a different location on the reservoir to minimise the length of the power waterway, which consists of a headrace tunnel, part concrete-lined and part steel-lined. The powerhouse has three turbine units with a combined installed capacity of 54MW.