Stung Treng: For the purpose of highlighting the achievements and contributions to the Cambodian economy and energy sector, the Chinese built Lower Sesan 2 Hydroelectric Company recently opened to the public and journalists to visit and ask questions.
Lim Ming, director of the Lower Sesan 2’s turbine operation and maintenance unit, said The Lower Sesan 2 Hydroelectric Dam is the largest land hydropower project in the Kingdom of Cambodia, situated on the Sesan River in Sesan district, Stung Treng province, has a length of 6.5 km.
The hydropower station has a total power of 400 megawatts, with eight turbines with a capacity of 50 megawatts each, equivalent to a fifth of the country’s total generating capacity. The first turbine was launched on December 9, 2017, and the 8th turbine started generating power on October 21, 2018.
The complete installation and operation of all eight turbines took just 11 months, a hydropower development in Cambodia called “China’s High Speed.”
The project was established and invested jointly by Huaneng Lancang River Hydropower Co. Inc. , Royal Group and EVN International Joint Stock Companion (EVNI).
The company has a policy of developing and operating the project according to the construction-process-transfer (BOT) method The total investment is over US $ 800 million and has a concession period of 45 years, of which 5 years is for construction and 40 Years for doing business.
China Huaneng GroupCo Ltd. is the world’s largest energy producer. The company’s main business is to develop, invest, build and manage operations. The company ranked 246 on the Forbes 500.
Chhay Kai Meng, a member of the impact group on Dam 2, said that hydropower company has fulfilled social responsibility by locating 3 new villages and resettlement of some 860 families and 3,960 people in the reservoir area.
More details: Ramei Kampuchea (Khmer)