Sweco Awarded Another Significant Hydropower Assignment In Laos

Hydropower experts within Sweco have
been contracted as the Owners Engineer during the implementation of
the Theun Hinboun Expansion project, in central Lao PDR. The
assignment is estimated to be worth more than 5 million Euros.

The building of new hydropower schemes
around the world has been booming since the year 2000. Sweco is
maintaining our position as one of the most respected engineering
consulting companies in this market, states Sweco’s Team Leader Mr.
Lennart Lundberg.

In June 2006 Sweco was assigned to
perform the Feasibility Study and Tender Document for the expansion
project. The new assignment as the Owners Engineer includes Design
Review, Contract Management, and Construction Supervision during the
implementation phase. The Assignment is being performed for the
Client, Theun Hinboun Power Corporation (THPC).

The fiscal Project primarily includes a
70 metre high Roller Compacted Concrete Dam (RCC), a 6 kilometre long
and TBM driven Headrace Tunnel, two separate Power Stations (220 MW
and 60 MW) and two separate Transmission Lines, one connecting to the
Thai grid and one connecting to the local Lao grid.

Expertise to be provided from Sweco’s
engineers includes all traditional hydropower engineering disciplines
such as civil & structural engineering, hydrology, geology,
geo-technology, dam engineering, mechanical engineering, turbine
engineering, electrical engineering including transmission, and
distribution.

Sweco is a provider of international
consulting engineering services with combined expertise in
engineering, environmental technology and architecture. The Group has
annual sales of approximately SEK 4.6 billion and 5,400 employees in
ten countries. The company has projects currently underway in some 80
countries worldwide. Sweco is a member of the OMX Nordic Exchange
Stockholm.

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