Dagangshan Dam

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Dagangshan Dam
Dagangshan Dam is located in China
Dagangshan Dam
Location of Dagangshan Dam in China
Country China
Location Sichuan Province
Coordinates 29°26′55″N 102°13′07″E / 29.44861°N 102.21861°E / 29.44861; 102.21861Coordinates: 29°26′55″N 102°13′07″E / 29.44861°N 102.21861°E / 29.44861; 102.21861
Status Operational
Construction began 2008
Opening date 2015
Owner(s) Dadu Hydropower Development Co., Ltd
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Arch
Impounds Dadu River
Height 210 metres (689 ft)
Length 610 metres (2,001 ft)
Width (crest) 10 metres (33 ft)
Width (base) 52 metres (171 ft)
Creates Dagangshan Reservoir
Total capacity 724,000,000 cubic metres (586,956 acre·ft)
Maximum water depth 205 metres (673 ft) (avg.)
Power station
Commission date 2015-2016 (est.)
Turbines 4 x 650 MW
Installed capacity 2,600 MW
Annual generation 11.43 billion kWh

The Dagangshan Dam is an arch dam on the Dadu River near the village of Dagangshan in Sichuan Province, China. When fully commissioned. the dam will house a hydroelectric power station with 4 x 650 MW generators for a total installed capacity of 2,600 MW. Construction on the dam began in 2008 and the power plant in 2010, the first two generators were commissioned on 2 September 2015 and the entire project complete by 2016.[1][2][3][4]

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  1. ^ "Tendersinfo News". Dadu Hydropower to build Dagangshan Hydropower Development Program. December 14, 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Zhang Chuhan; Jin Feng; Pan Jianwen; Long Yuchuan (October 12–17, 2008). "SEISMIC SAFETY EVALUATION OF HIGH CONCRETE DAMS PART II: EARTHQUAKE BEHAVIOR OF ARCH DAMS: CASE STUDY" (PDF). The 14 th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Dadu Hydropower Dagangshan (大渡河大岗山水电站)" (in Chinese). Power Foo. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Dagangshan hydropower generating units put into operation the first two" (in Chinese). Dagangshan Hydropower. Retrieved 19 February 2016.