Kirirom 1 Hydropower Dam

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Kirirom 1 Hydropower Dam
Kirirom 1 Hydropower Dam is located in Cambodia
Kirirom 1 Hydropower Dam
Location of Kirirom 1 Hydropower Dam in Cambodia
Official name Kirirom 1 Hydropower Dam
Country Cambodia
Location in Kirirom National Park, Kirirom Plateau of Koh Kong Province, about 110km South-West of Phnom Penh
Coordinates 11°14′15.64″N 104°2′3.14″E / 11.2376778°N 104.0342056°E / 11.2376778; 104.0342056Coordinates: 11°14′15.64″N 104°2′3.14″E / 11.2376778°N 104.0342056°E / 11.2376778; 104.0342056
Opening date 1965
Partially destroyed in 1975
Recommissioned in 2002[1]
Owner(s) China Electric Power Technology Import & Export Corporation (CETIC)
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Earth core rockfill dam
Height 34 m (112 ft)
Length 343 m (1,125 ft)
Creates Kirirom 1 Hydropower Dam Reservoir
Power Station
Operator(s) China Electric power Technology Import and Export Corporation (CETIC)
Installed capacity 12 MW (16,000 hp)

The Kirirom 1 Dam is an embankment dam located in the Kirirom National Park of Koh Kong Province, Cambodia

The project purpose is to supply of electricity to Electricité du Cambodge (EDC) (hereinafter referred to as "EDC") in accordance with the power purchase agreement signed between "Licensee" and "EDC" on 28 July 2000 Kirirom I (completed 1965; partially destroyed 1975; re-commissioned 2002)[2]

The Kirirom I Hydro Power Plant was built in 1968 with support from Yugoslavia. In 1975, under the Khmer Rouge regime, the power plant fell into disrepair and electricity production stopped. In 1999, a Chinese State Owned Enterprise, China Electric Power Technology Import & Export Corporation (CETIC), was contracted to re-build the project at a cost of US$24 million under a 30-year build-operate-transfer (BOT) agreement. The Council for Development of Cambodia approved the project on 29 December 2000 and in May 2002 the project re-commenced operation, providing electricity to Kampong Speu Province and Phnom Penh. The project is managed by Electricity du Cambodge and is linked to Phnom Penh by a 120 km long, 115kV transmission line[3]

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  3. ^ Cambodia’s Hydropower Development and China’s Involvement.
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