Kosy Group inaugurated Nam Pac Hydropower Plant with total investment of more than VND 1,100 billion

Date 31/03/2022

On March 25, 2022, in Nam Xe commune, Phong Tho district, Lai Chau province, Kosy Group held the inauguration ceremony of Nam Pac Hydropower Plant with a capacity of 34 MW, total investment of more than VND 1,100 billion.

Inauguration ceremony of Nam Pac Hydropower Plant.

Nam Pac 1 & 2 Hydropower Plant, located in Nam Xe and Sin Suoi Ho communes, Phong Tho district, Lai Chau province, with the goal of generating electricity by utilizing hydroelectric power on Den Sung, Phin Ho, and Van Ho streams, has officially generated electricity and is connected to the national grid as of December 1, 2021. 

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the plant, Mr. Tran Tien Dung – Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Lai Chau province praised Kosy Group’s determination to complete the project despite many difficulties and challenges, he also said: “The inauguration of the Nam Pac Hydropower Plant at this time is one of the most important events in 2022 for promoting and restoring socioeconomic development. The plant was put into operation, not only contributing to the State budget but also creating jobs, particularly for local workers, contributing to economic transformation, improving the landscape and environment, and meeting the area’s new rural targets.”

Nam Pac Hydropower Plant is designed and built in the pipeline hydroelectricity style, with a construction scale that includes four water-raising dams, a gravity-reinforced concrete dam with a maximum height of 25 m that can withstand level 7 earthquakes, and an 80,000 m3 water reserve on top of the mountain. The plant uses Franciss turbines, which are divided into 4 units with 2 vertical shaft units, with a capacity of 9 MW / unit and 2 horizontal shaft units, with a capacity of 8 MW / unit.

Mr. Nguyen Viet Cuong, Chairman of Kosy Group spoke at the ceremony.

The whole energy line has a total length of about 9.1 km. In which, the water transfer canal is 500 m long, the water channel is 7 km long and the tunnel is reinforced with permanent reinforced concrete combined with open water transfer sections, and the outside is more than 1.6 km of steel pipes with road 1.5 m – 2 m glass can withstand high pressure, ensuring absolute safety for residents living in downstream areas.

For power transmission, the plant has built 2 110 kV substations for 2 plants. Simultaneously, it has built 3.2 km of 110 kV line connecting from Nam Pac 1 plant to Nam Pac 2 plant and 16 km of 110 kV line connecting from Nam Pac 2 plant to the 110kV Muong So substation of EVN. Besides, the plant building Muong So substation expanded 7 compartments.

Mr. Tran Tien Dung, Chairman of Lai Chau Province People’s Committee (right) presents flowers to congratulate the inauguration of Nam Pac Hydropower Plant.

When put into operation, Nam Pac hydropower plant provides an average electricity output of about 150 million kWh/year, contributing tens of billions of dong to the local budget each year. During its more than two years of construction, the project employed over 400 regular workers in the area. After being put into operation, more than 50 skilled local workers who are recruited and sent by the investor for proper training will  stay with and serve the plant for a long time, contributing to raising the region’s labor income level.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Viet Cuong – Chairman of Kosy Group shared: “The Nam Pac Hydropower Plant’s inauguration and commercial power generation have confirmed Kosy Group’s capacity to deploy in the field of hydroelectricity.” Currently, Kosy has invested nearly VND 3,000 billion in Lai Chau, including more than VND 1,100 billion in Nam Pac Hydropower Plant and more than VND 1,800 billion in Pa Vay Su Hydropower Project (50.5 MW). Kosy Group is also nearing completion of the legalization of real estate and renewable energy projects in Lai Chau, and from now until 2025-2026, Kosy Group will invest approximately VND 10,000 billion in their implementation.”

Overview of the Inauguration ceremony of Nam Pac Hydropower Plant.

To serve the transportation and installation work, Nam Pac Hydropower project has upgraded roads, bridges and culverts in the area while renovating 19 km of inter-commune roads; 6 km of inter-village road from Muong So town to Nam Xe commune and Sin Suoi Ho commune and 11 km of new road to the plant. The road system surrounding the Nam Pac Hydropower Plant has been expanded and upgraded to prevent people and vehicles from being injured while traveling through streams during the annual rainy season.

Nam Pac Hydropower Plant, on the other hand, creates a large lake surface area, thereby facilitating the formation and development of high economic efficiency cold water fish farming facilities for the people. The annual system of dams to prevent water from this reservoir of Nam Pac Hydropower Plant will provide a significant amount of water for the demand for water for agriculture and irrigation, as well as supplement water for tens of hectares of winter crop in Sin Suoi Ho commune and Nam Xe commune, supplying water for daily life for people in the region.

Mr. Kuran Furtado – Electrical System Specialist, BFL Group shared: “We have come here since we had nothing and now the Nam Pac Hydropower Plant has been completed. The investor’s and contractors’ combined efforts to build this project have resulted in happiness and bright smiles on the faces of all project personnel. We are honored to be working with Kosy Group on the Nam Pac hydroelectric power plant, contributing to the development of the local people’s economic and social lives, as they have reaped many benefits from this hydroelectric plant. We look forward to continuing to work with Kosy Group on future projects.”

Muong So 110kV substation.

Looking back at the challenging journey of hydroelectricity workers in the middle of jungle, from searching for a project construction site, making plans, providing project solutions to the days of topographic survey, those looking for the water source for Nam Pac Hydroelectricity cannot forget the trips to cross streams and forests, wear honeycomb sandals on their feet, and wear a bucket hat, all day long in the middle of the mountains and forests, living with many poor conditions… Not to mention that numerous difficulties and challenges from natural disasters and epidemics impacted the project significantly during the construction process. That, however, did not dampen the spirits or determination of the Kosy hydropower workers.

Nam Pac Hydropower Plant officially generates electricity and connects to the national grid, confirming Kosy Group’s ability to deploy hydropower projects and marking an important turning point for Kosy Group, an urban and renewable energy developer. Kosy Group is also constructing the Pa Vay Su hydropower project (50.5 MW) in Phong Tho, Lai Chau, and the Muong Tung hydropower project (32 MW) in Muong Cha, Dien Bien. Two projects totaling VND 2,800 billion in investment will be completed, generated, and connected to the national grid by 12/31/2023. The goal is for Kosy Group to start a number of new hydropower projects with a capacity of 50-100 MW per year by 2025. Furthermore, Kosy Group is preparing a plan to deploy a number of large capacity storage hydropower projects, each of which is over 1,000 MW in size.

In the field of wind power, Kosy Group will officially put the Kosy Bac Lieu Wind Power Plant phase 1 (capacity of 40.5 MW) into operation on October 30, 2021, connecting to the national power grid.

Kosy Group will continue to invest in hydropower, pumped-storage power, wind power, solar power projects…and a variety of large-scale real estate projects across many provinces and cities as part of its long-term development strategy.