Goupitan Dam

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Goupitan Dam
Goupitan Dam is located in China
Goupitan Dam
Location of Goupitan Dam in China
Official name构皮滩大坝
LocationGuizhou, China
Coordinates27°22′31″N 107°37′59″E / 27.37528°N 107.63306°E / 27.37528; 107.63306Coordinates: 27°22′31″N 107°37′59″E / 27.37528°N 107.63306°E / 27.37528; 107.63306
Construction beganNovember 2003
Opening date2009
Construction cost¥13.842 billion
Dam and spillways
Type of damDouble-curvature arch dam
ImpoundsWu River
Height232.5 m (763 ft)
Length557.11 m (1,828 ft)
CreatesGoupitan Reservoir
Total capacity6,451,000,000 m3 (5,229,911 acre⋅ft)
Catchment area43,250 km2 (16,699 sq mi)
Surface area94.29 km2 (36 sq mi)
Power Station
Commission date2009
Turbines5 × 600MW
Installed capacity3,000 MW
Annual generation9.667 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.[1] All works were completed in 2011.[2][3][4]

The dam is supplemented by the Goupitan shiplift, said to be the tallest shiplift in the world.[5]

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  1. ^ "Goupitan Hydropower Station" (in Chinese). Eighth China Water Conservancy and Hydropower Engineering Bureau, Ltd. Retrieved 26 September 2011.
  2. ^ Goupitan Hydropower Project (PDF), Chinese National Committee on Large Dams, archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-04-16, retrieved 2010-03-12
  3. ^ 构皮滩水电站工程情况简介_网易新闻中心
  4. ^ 四在农家――余庆
  5. ^ "Redaelli supplies the steel wire ropes for the tallest shiplift in the world". Redaelli. 2016-12-12. Retrieved 2018-09-12. By mean of this ship-lift a water level difference of 199 meters is overcome by mean of 3 stage of lifting, the 2nd stage alone being 127 meters, more than the overall high of the Three Gorges dam.