Asian Development Bank
The ADB is an international development finance institution whose official mission is to help member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people. Headquartered in Manila, the ADB is owned and financed by its 67 members. The ADB provides loans, technical assistance and grants, mostly to the public sector through governments. The Tasang Dam is included in the ADB’s “Regional Indicative Master Plan on Power Interconnection in the Greater Mekong Subregion.”
COLENCO Power Engineering, Ltd. - Swiss
AF-Colenco Ltd is a leading Swiss engineering company with operations across Southeast Asia, including the controversial Mae Moh coal-fired power station in Thailand. The company’s website maintains that Colenco “strives to maintain and improve the quality of life while taking all possible measures to preserve and save natural resources.”
Consulting services for the implementation of hydropower projects in general
5405 Baden Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (0)56 483 12 12
Fax: +41 (0)56 483 12 55
UBC II Building, 24th Floor
591 Sukhumvit Road 33
North Klongton, Wattana
Bangkok 10110 Thailand
Tel.: +66 2 261 02 94 - 96
Fax: +66 2 261 02 97
FOSCE Consulting Engineers - German
Based in Germany, FOSCE Consulting Engineers specialises in concrete dams, particularly the design and construction of Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) dams. The conduct feasibility studies, design, trial mix programmes, cost estimations, methodology of construction, training programmes, construction planning, supervision and assistance.
Upper Paunglaung Dam
23843 Bad Oldesloe
Tel: +49 4531 670115
Fax: +49 4531 670116
Italian-Thai Development Public Co. Ltd - Based in Thailand
Italian-Thai Development (Italthai) builds some of the largest commercial building and civil projects in Thailand and across Asia. The company is an infrastructure contractor specializing in the construction of roads and highways, railways, ports, airports, dams and hydropower, thermal plants, tunnels and mining. Italthai reportedly conducted a pre-feasibility study for the Hatgyi dam on the Salween.
Tanintharyi hydropower project
2034/132-161 Italthai Tower
New Petchburi Road
Bangkok, 10320, Thailand
Tel: +662 716 1600
Kansai Electric Power Co (KEPCO) - Japanese
Kansai Electric Power Company, Incorporated is one of the nine major investor-owned electric utility companies in Japan and KEPCO provides technical assistance for developing several hydro-power plants in Burma. From 2003-2005, KEPCO was commissioned to study the feasibility of the Irrawaddy Myitsone project.
Irrawaddy Myitsone and N’Mai/Mali Dams
3-6-16 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8270 JAPAN
+81 66441 8821
Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) - Korea
The Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) signed a US$1.4 million agreement with the Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise to develop Burma’s electric power network including power system operation and protection, general facilities testing, fault analysis and the provision of relay equipment. The project is currently starting with the power lines and power substations in Yangon and Mandalay. The three year project is funded by South Korea’s International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). The KOICA funded two other projects in 2001-02 and 2004-05 relating to electric power system network study and an electricity transmission system.
Domestic grid system
Malcolm Dunstan & Associates (MD&A) - British
Malcolm Dunstan & Associates is a Firm of Consulting Engineers that has specialised in the design and construction of RCC (Roller-Compacted Concrete) dams for more than 25 years.
During the past 25 years MD&A has been involved with over 100 RCC dam projects, ranging in height from 9m (New Mill, near Truro in the Southwest of England) to 230m (Ta Sang in Southern Myanmar) and in volume from 4000m3 (Holbeam Wood near Newton Abbot in Southwest England) to 8.65M m3 (Ta Sang). MD&A has been involved with the majority of large RCC dams in the Western World.
National Hydroelectric Power Corporation - Indian
NHPC Limited (Formerly known as National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd.), is a Government of India Enterprise, incorporated in 1975. It currently has authorized share capital and is among the TOP TEN companies in the country in terms of investment. NHPC is mainly focused on domestic projects, recently in the country’s northeast region, but in addition to the Tamanthi dam in Burma, it has also been commissioned to install projects in Nepal and Bhutan.
In the Indira Sagar project in the Narmada Valley, NHPC forced people to leave their villages through intimidation and the use of special armed forces. During the 2004 impoundment of the dam, NHPC began flooding villages without prior notice, so that many villagers had to run for their lives. In the Omkareshwar Dam area, just 50 km downstream of Indira Sagar, the inhabitants of the village of Panthiaji were given only 24 hours to leave their homes.
In recent years, the corporation has received support by European private banks such as Banca Monte del Paschi di Siena, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, ING, Natixis, Société Générale and Standard Chartered as well as by the Asian Development Bank and export credit agencies such as Coface, Export Development Canada and JBIC.
Sector-33, Faridabad - 121003 (Haryana) INDIA
Power Machines - Russian
Russian manufacturer Power Machines is said to have a strategic joint venture with Chinese firm Zhejiang Fuchunjiang Hydropower Equipment to deliver eight units to the Hatgyi power station.
25a, Protopopovsky pereulok, Moscow 129090 RUSSIA
+7 495 725 2763
Windfall Energy Services Ltd British Virgin Islands - based in Singapore
No information available at this time.
Tanintharyi hydropower project