Ludila Dam

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Ludila Dam
Ludila Dam.jpg
The dam in June 2017
Ludila Dam is located in China
Ludila Dam
Location of Ludila Dam in China
Country China
Coordinates 26°12′5.20″N 100°48′59.25″E / 26.2014444°N 100.8164583°E / 26.2014444; 100.8164583Coordinates: 26°12′5.20″N 100°48′59.25″E / 26.2014444°N 100.8164583°E / 26.2014444; 100.8164583
Status Under repair
Construction began 2007
Opening date 2013
Owner(s) Huadian Power
Dam and spillways
Impounds Jinsha River
Height 120 m (394 ft)
Total capacity 1,718,000,000 m3 (1,392,805 acre·ft)[1]
Power Station
Commission date 2013-
Turbines 6 x 360 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 2,160 MW

The Ludila Dam is a gravity dam on the Jinsha River near Lijiang in Yunnan province, China. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation and it will support a 2,160 MW power station.[2] Construction on the dam began in 2007 and was briefly halted in June 2009 by the Ministry of Environmental Protection after it was being constructed without approval.[3] On 13 June 2013 the dam's first generator became operational.[4] In May 2014 reports surfaced that the dam and been damaged or was structurally unsound, forcing engineers to draw down the reservoir level and leaving the power station inoperable.[5][6] An estimated 16,900 people will be relocated after its construction.[7]

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  1. ^ "Ludila Power Station". Baidu. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Tianjin Alstom Hydro Co., Ltd". Alstom. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ministry suspends key projects". Retrieved 10 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Cloud Nanlu hydropower gate was suddenly pulled away a total investment of 21.9 billion" (in Chinese). Sohu. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Crippled HK$27 billion Jinsha River hydro plant badly built, says official". South China Morning Post. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Yunnan dam structurally unsound, repairs in limbo". Go Kunming. 28 May 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Jinsha River Dams". International Rivers. Retrieved 9 January 2011.