Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project
“NT2 is the largest foreign investment to date in the hydropower sector in the Lao PDR. It is a Build-Operate-Transfer project, under which NTPC will operate the facility for 25 years, and then transfer it to the Lao Government.
The project consists of 21 construction sites, covering three different provinces: Bolikhamxay (main dam), Khammouane (power station) and Savannakhet (transmission line).
NT2 will sell a substantial part of its electricity (995MW) to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) on the basis of a long-term Power Purchase Agreement signed in 2003. It will supply 75 MW of generating capacity and electrical energy to Electricité du Laos (EDL).”
GP MaTe was implemented at NT2 during the construction phase of the power plant. This enabled the operating company to collect and load all the data, plan all maintenance activities, and procure required MRO spares prior to start-up. By taking this approach, NT2 was able to obtain equipment, maintenance procedures and recommended parts information from vendors as part of the construction process, saving considerable time and effort.