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Three Gorges Dam

General Information

Beginning of works: 14 December 1994
Completion: 20 May 2006
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Gravity dam
Function / usage: Hydroelectric dam / plant
Material: Concrete dam

Location

Location: , ,
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Impounds:
  • Yangtze River
Coordinates: 30° 49' 23.94" N    111° 0' 13.21" E

Technical Information

Dimensions

height 181 m
capacity for electric power generation 18 200 000 kW

Quantities

concrete volume 26 430 000 m³

Cost

cost of construction Renminbi Yuan 203 900 000 000

Materials

dam structure concrete

Chronology

1993
- 1997

Preparation of the site and diversion and damming of the river for the construction of the actual dam.

1998
- 2003

Construction of the left-bank power plant and the permanent ship-lock.

2004
- 2009

Construction of the remainder of the dam.

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20001073
  • Date created
    05/10/2000
  • Last Update
    17/05/2015