Location of Dhauliganga Dam in India Uttarakhand
|Owner(s)||National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Embankment, earth and rock-fill|
|Height||56 m (184 ft)|
|Length||315 m (1,033 ft)|
|Spillway type||Gate controlled|
|Surface area||8 km2 (3.1 sq mi)|
|Maximum water depth||70 m (230 ft)|
|Turbines||Vertical Francis turbines|
|Installed capacity||280 MW|
The Dhauliganga Dam is a concrete face rock and earth-fill embankment dam on the Dhauliganga River near Dharchula in Uttarakhand, India, close to the borders with Tibet and Nepal. It was constructed by a joint venture of Kajima Construction Corporation, Ltd., and Daewoo Engineering & Construction with Bauer Maschinen. HRT & PH was constructed by JV of [HCC, Hindustan Construction Company] and Samsung Corporation [E&C] Group. It generates 280 MW of hydro power.
In June, 2013, there was an unprecedented flash flood, causing massive debris accumulation and the complete submergence of the power house. Damage caused electrical equipment replacement and loss of total generation capacity for more than six months.
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