Grand Poubara Dam
|Grand Poubara Dam|
|Location||Franceville, Haut-Ogooué Province|
|Owner(s)||Ministry of Mining, Energy, Oil and Water Resources|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Gravity, roller-compacted concrete|
|Height||37 m (121 ft)|
|Name||Grand Poubara Power Station|
|Turbines||4 x 40 MW (54,000 hp) Francis-type|
|Installed capacity||160 MW (210,000 hp)|
The Grand Poubara Dam is a gravity dam on the Ogooué River, about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of Franceville in Gabon. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation and it supports a 160 megawatts (210,000 hp) power station. Construction on the project began in November 2008, the river was diverted in November 2010, and the power station was commissioned on 5 August 2013. The dam diverts the river around the Poubara Falls where four 40-megawatt (54,000 hp) Francis turbine-generators are powered. The majority of the dam and power station was funded by the Chinese government and the project was constructed by Sinohydro.
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