Largest Hydroelectric Gravity Dam || The Three Gorges Dam ||

Largest Hydroelectric Gravity Dam || The Three Gorges Dam ||



Largest Hydroelectric Gravity Dam

 || The Three Gorges Dam ||

largest hydroelectric gravity dam || The Three Gorges Dam ||
DAM SITE

The three gorges dam is the largest dam in the world. It is the largest hydroelectric gravity dam in the world. This dam is constructed on  Yan gtze River  in china. This dam has the world largest power station  capacity of 22,500 MW since 2012.
The dam has 32 main turbines with  two smaller generators (50 MW each) to power the plant itself, the total capacity of electric generating is 22,500 MW. This project was approved by government of Chinese in 1992.

This dam is multipurpose dam which is use for floodcontrol, power  generation, navigation system.
largest hydroelectric gravity dam || The Three Gorges Dam ||
DAM SITE


LOCATION OF DAM SITE


Location of this dam is given below in figures. You can also search this dam location in google map.


largest hydroelectric gravity dam || The Three Gorges Dam ||
LOCATION OF DAM

largest hydroelectric gravity dam || The Three Gorges Dam ||
LOCATION OF DAM



  BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE THREE GORGES

  1. The length of this dam is 2335m.
  2. The height of this dam is 181 m.
  3. Total No. of workers required during the construction was 40000+.
  4. Total quantity of concrete used 27.2 million cubic.
  5. Total quantity of steel required is 463,000 tonnes.
  6. The cost of whole project is 22.5  billion USD.

   POWER GENERATION OF DAM

  1. This dam is highest electricity generator dam in the world.
  2. 22,250 MW electricity generate by the dam.
  3. It has the 32 main generators and 2 minor generators.
  4. Turbine cost is about 50 million USD.
  5. It serve electricity to 60 million Chinese peoples.

   CONSTRUCTION OF DAM


ChinaThree Gorges Corporation  was responsible for construction of the Three Gorges Dam-project.


largest hydroelectric gravity dam || The Three Gorges Dam ||
CONSTRUCTION OF DAM


The construction of dam was carried out in three steps, which are given below,

steps
year
1.excavation of river diversion bed
1993-1997
2.construction of spill way , power station
1998-2003
3. right bank channel construction
2004-2009

      ·         102.83 million cubic meter’s of rock are excavated for construction this dam.
·         Total quantity of concrete used 27.2 million cubic.
·         Total quantity of steel required is 463,000 tones.
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Total No. of workers required during the construction was 40000+.

RELOCATION OF PEOPLE

           ·         Strength of relocation =1.24 million people
           ·         Money spend in relocation of people =6.5 billion dollars.
           ·         13 cities, 140 towns and 1600 villages have been been submerged under reservoir of                            this dam.


      PURPOSE OF THIS DAM


The main purpose of three gorges dam are given below,

  1. Main purpose of this dam is to power electricity to consumer
  2. To increase truism traffic in country
  3. To provide navigation.
  4. To divert water during flood control
  5. To use water for different purpose of the consumer



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