Sep 142012
 
Terex Earth Mover rumbling through resettlement village Hongsa, Laos

Terex Earth Mover rumbling through resettlement village Hongsa, Laos

 

Power plant cooling towers and Stack construction 11 2013

Power plant cooling towers and Stack construction 11 2013

 

Hongsa Power progress

Hongsa Power progress

 

Hongsa Power

Hongsa Lignite Power Plant in Sayaboury province with the generation capacity of 1,878 megawatts (3X600MW Nominal Capacity) will surely start operation in 2015, following the approval of loans of US$2.7billion
The 1,878MWmine-mouth power plant is a joint venture between Banpu and Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Company.
Hongsa power.
Excavators in the main lignite pit looking South

 

Access road

Main access road from Thailand to Hongsa

 

Dam and reservoir constrution

Hongsa power,Dam and reservoir construction

 

Hongsa Power

View from the mountains to the South of the plant gives you an idea of the extent of the construction area

 

Hongsa Power

Main entrance for power plant area

 

Hongsa Power

Dam wall being constructed Nam Kan reservoir

 

Dam wall being constructed Nam Kan reservoir

 

Main lignite pit, cross section of layering.

 

Hongsa power dam and reservoir construction,

 

Truck number articulated dumper hauling overburden from reservoir.

 

Workers spraying cement on the steep sections near the Dam wall.

 

View of power plant layout from the surrounding mountains.

 

Cooling tower base, lower left and main turbine building to the right.

 

Schematic of plant layout.

 

Artists impression of completed power plant.

Hongsa Mine Mouth Power plant and mine layout including the ash pit

 

Stack and power plant construction North view

2004 Photo, of the impending development for the Hongsa valley!
Troubles escalate for Banpu
Coal producer may be liable for another $71m
Published: 24/09/2012 at 11:03 AM
Newspaper section: News
Banpu Plc, one of the region’s largest coal producers, could face even greater legal troubles as lawyers for Siva Nganthavee have vowed to appeal against last week’s Civil Court victory to seek even higher compensation.
The Civil Court on Thursday ordered Banpu to pay over 31 billion baht in damages to Mr Siva for what was characterised as “deception” on the part of the listed company over a partnership to develop a coal mining and power project in Hongsa, Laos.
Theerapun Petchsuwan, a lawyer representing Mr Siva, said his client will file an appeal despite his victory, pressing for higher compensation.
Mr Siva had originally sought damages of 63.5 billion baht from Banpu.
Mr Theerapun told the Bangkok Post that Banpu could land in more trouble due to a separate suit between Mr Siva and the Lao government.
Mr Siva is seeking payment of US$71 million (2.19 billion baht) from Laos for breaking the original contract held by his company, Thai-Lao Lignite, for the Hongsa power project.

 

 

Hongsa Power

View of surrounding countryside

 

Hongsa Power

Resettlement village near Hongsa