|Project Details||The dam has an expected capacity of 1260MW, a height of 32m, and a reservoir length of 60 to 100km [1;2;5].|
The project requires an investment of around 3.5 billion US dollar [1;2].
The dam will be operated by Xayabury power company, whose biggest shareholder is Thai CH Karnchang company, Thailand’s second largest publicly traded company . Other Thai consortium partners are PTT plc; Electricity Generating Company (EGCO); BKK Expressway and PT Construction and Irrigation .
The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has signed an agreement to buy 95% of the produced electricity [1;3].For this purpose, a 200km long transmission line to Thailand needs to be constructed .
Key technology is provided by Austrian company Andritz AG, for which reason the company was filed an OECD complaint about their involvement in the human rights threatening project .
First feasibility studies were conducted by Thai TEAM consulting group and Swiss company Colenco . Finnish engineering company Pöyry was hired to check compliance with Mekong River Commission standards, which became later on the construction company .
Required loans come from Thai banks Kasikorn Bank, Bangkok Bank, Krung Thai Bank and Siam Commercial bank [b]. These banks are financing the dam in spite of contradictions with their Corporate Social Responsibility Criteria [1;3].
Revenues for the developer CH Karnchang are expected to amount ot 3 to 4 billion dollar per year .
|Level of Investment (in USD)||3,500,000,000|
|Type of Population||Rural|
|Potential Affected Population||2,100 displaced; 202,000 directly affected in Laos; 2,100,000 directly and indirectly affected in SEA; 60,000,000 people in SEA depend on Mekong fish stocks that will negatively change with the dam|
|Company Names or State Enterprises||Xayaburi Power Company Limited from Lao PDR - hydroelectric dams|
CH Karnchang Public Company Limited (CH Karnchang PCL) from Thailand - invetsment, electricity, infrastructure
Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand International Co. Ltd (EGAT) from Thailand
Pöyry PLC (Pöyry PLC) from Finland - engineering, consulting, hydroelectric dams
Andritz Group from Austria
TEAM Consulting Engineering and Management Co., Ltd. (TEAM) from Thailand - consulting, engineering
AF-Consult Switzerland AG from Switzerland - consultancy
PTT Public Company Limited from Thailand - energy, eletricity
Electricty Generating Public Company Limited (EGCO) from Thailand - electricty, energy
Bangkok Expressway Public Company Limited from Thailand
|International and Financial Institutions||Kasikorn Bank from Thailand - banking, finance|
Bangkok Bank from Thailand - banking, finance
Krungthai Bank PCL from Thailand - banking, finance
Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited (SCB) from Thailand - banking, finance
|Environmental justice organisations and other supporters||Among the many involved NGOs are: Save the Mekong Coalition; Thai People’s Network for the Mekong; Love Chiang Khong Group; Living River Siam; TERRA Towards Ecological Recovery and Regional Alliance; International Rivers; S3 River protection network. More than 263 NGOs called for stopping the dam. A full list of these NGOs is available in reference |