Nam Sim Power Company Ltd

  • Region: Asia & Pacific
  • Country: Laos
  • Sector: Energy - hydro
  • Year: 2011
  • Domicile: Laos
  • Instrument: Loan
  • Commitment (MNOK) as of 22.12.2017: 32.1
  • Original Commitment (MNOK): 33.0

Nam Sim is a 9 MW hydropower project in Laos, developed by Mecamidi. Norfund has provided a senior loan to the project. The project is under construction and expected to be commissioned in 2017.

The project is developed together with Norad and our Finnish sister fund; Finnfund. The Project requires the construction of a small concrete dam on the Nam Sim River, 18m in length and 7m in height, with a spillway allowing free overflow in the rainy season.   

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Nam Sim is one of the priority projects in the Huaphan region’s 5 year plan. The region is the poorest in Laos.  Only 30% of the region is currently electrified and the regional objective for 2010-2015 is to increase the electrification rate to 70%.  Nam Sim will have a critical role to play in this endeavor.

Norfund - The Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries

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