Ludila Dam

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Ludila Dam
Jinshajiang River near Ludila Hydropower Station.jpg
Reservoir Area of Ludila Hydropower Station
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.