Hydroelectric Plants in Thailand

Bhumibol
Location: Tak
Operator: Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand
Configuration: 6 X 76.5 MW Francis, 1 X 115 MW Pelton, 1 X 175 MW FPT
Operation: 1964-1996
T/G supplier: ABB, BHEL, G-A, Hitachi, Kvaerner
Quick facts: Bhumibol is in Tak Province about 480km north of Bangkok. It was Thailand's first multipurpose project and remains one of the largest concrete dams in Southeast Asia. The plant was extensively overhauled during the 1990s by VA TECH and others. JICA assisted with financing the rehab.

Photograph copyright by and courtesy of VA TECH
Posted 22 May 2003

Chao Phraya Dam
Location: Chai Nat
Operator: Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand
Configuration: 2 X 6 MW bulb
Operation: 2012
T/G supplier: Tianfa
EPC: Ital-Thai Development, Sinohydro
Quick facts: This SHP plant is on on the Chao Phraya River, 180km north of Bangkok. It was completed on 30 Dec 2011 and officially opened on 31 May 2012 by HRH Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

Photograph courtesy of Tianjin Tianfa Heavy Hydropower
Posted 28 Dec 2014

Pak Mun
Location: Ubol Ratchathani
Operator: Electric Generating Auth of Thailand
Configuration: 4 X 34 MW bulb
Operation: 1994-1995
T/G supplier: Voest
EPC: Sogreah, Vianini Lavori
Quick facts: Construction of the Pak Mun dam near the Laotian border in Ubon Ratchathani Province was opposed by local farmers. After somewhat acrimonious negotiations between Thai authorities, the World Bank, and other interested parties, the project was redesigned to minimize the displacement of local residents.

Photograph copyright by and courtesy of VA TECH
Posted 24 Sep 2005

Sirikit
Location: Uttradit
Operator: Electric Generating Auth of Thailand
Configuration: 4 X 125 MW bulb
Operation: 1974-1995
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: Sogreah, Vianini Lavori
Quick facts: This 160m high, 800m long earthfill dam about 500km north of Bangkok is Thailand's largest and formed the country's largest lake. The 220km² reservoir on the Nan River feeds a network of irrigation canals. The powerhouse was completed with three sets and provision for a fourth unit. After some years, the fourth machine was authorized and was installed at a cost of ¥4,323mn with funding from JICA. The power station is connected to Phitsnulok substation by a 110km, 230kV line and to Uttaradit substation by a 60km, 110lkV line. The project was named after the wife of the King of Thailand

Photograph courtesy of Electric Generating Auth of Thailand
Posted 13 Jun 2009

Srinagarind
Location: Kanchanaburi
Operator: Electric Generating Auth of Thailand
Configuration: 3 X 120 MW Francis, 2 X 180 MW FPT
Operation: 1980-1991
T/G supplier: MHI, Hitachi
EPC: EPDC, Vianini Lavori
Quick facts: Srinagarind on the River Kwai is the largest hydro plant in western Thailand. The 140m rockfill dam has a crest length of 610m.

Photograph by massa (Flickr)
Posted 13 Aug 2006

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 28-Dec-2014

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