Masjed Soleyman Dam

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Masjed Soleyman Dam
Masjed Soleyman Dam is located in Iran
Masjed Soleyman Dam
Location of Masjed Soleyman Dam in Iran
Location Masjed-Soleyman, Iran
Coordinates 32°01′40″N 49°24′01″E / 32.02778°N 49.40028°E / 32.02778; 49.40028Coordinates: 32°01′40″N 49°24′01″E / 32.02778°N 49.40028°E / 32.02778; 49.40028
Construction began 1991
Opening date 2002
Operator(s) IWPRDC
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Rockfill dam
Impounds Karun River
Height 164 m (538 ft)
Height (foundation) 177 m (581 ft)
Length 497 m (1,631 ft)
Width (crest) 15 m (49 ft)
Width (base) 780 m (2,560 ft)
Dam volume 13,500,000 m3 (17,700,000 cu yd)
Spillway type Gated
Spillway capacity 21,700 m3/s (770,000 cu ft/s)
Total capacity 261,000,000 m3 (212,000 acre⋅ft)
Catchment area 27,548 km2 (10,636 sq mi)
Surface area 7.49 km2 (2.89 sq mi)
Maximum length 27 km (17 mi)
Normal elevation 372 m (1,220 ft)
Power Station
Commission date December 2002 - September 2007
Hydraulic head 140 m (460 ft)
Turbines 8 x 250 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 2,000 MW
Annual generation 3,700 GWh[1]

The Masjed Soleyman Dam (also known as Karun-2 Dam) previously named "Godar-e Landar" is a dam in Iran on the Karun river. It is 177 metres (581 ft) high, has an installed capacity of 2,000 MW, and its reservoir holds 261,000,000 cubic metres (212,000 acre⋅ft) of water. The dam is a rock-fill structure with a vertical clay-core. The dam was built by Iran Water and Power Resources Development Co. and completed by 2002. The power station was built in two 1000 MW stages. The first stage was complete in 2003 and the second in September 2007.[2][3] The dam was named after the town of Masjed-Soleyman, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) away. The spillway gates are believed to be the largest of their kind in the world.[4]

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  1. ^ "Masjed Soleiman Project". Iran Water & Power Resources Development Co. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Masjed Soleyman Dam". Perlite Construction Company. Archived from the original on 2010-04-06. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  3. ^ "Hydroelectric Power Plants in Iran". IndustCards. Archived from the original on 8 September 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Masjed-e-Soleyman Dam and HEPP Hydromechanical Equipment Design" (PDF). Energy & Environment. Narvan Arra. Retrieved 2010-03-14. [permanent dead link]