Location of Goupitan Dam in China
|Coordinates||27°22′31″N 107°37′59″E / 27.37528°N 107.63306°ECoordinates: 27°22′31″N 107°37′59″E / 27.37528°N 107.63306°E|
|Construction began||November 2003|
|Construction cost||¥13.842 billion|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Double-curvature arch dam|
|Height||232.5 m (763 ft)|
|Length||557.11 m (1,828 ft)|
|Total capacity||6,451,000,000 m3 (5,229,911 acre⋅ft)|
|Catchment area||43,250 km2 (16,699 sq mi)|
|Surface area||94.29 km2 (36 sq mi)|
|Turbines||5 × 600MW|
|Installed capacity||3,000 MW|
|Annual generation||9.667 TWh (est.)|
The Goupitan Dam (simplified Chinese: 构皮滩大坝; traditional Chinese: 構皮灘大壩; pinyin: Gòupítān Dàbà) is an arch dam on the Wu River, a tributary of the Yangtze River in Guizhou Province, southwest of China. The dam's hydroelectric facility will operate on five turbines, each with a hydroelectric generating capacity of 600 MW, for a total of 3,000 MW. Constructions began on in 2003 and the first generator was operational in June 2009. All works were completed in 2011.
The dam is supplemented by the Goupitan shiplift, said to be the tallest shiplift in the world.