China announces full completion of Three Gorges Project

Source: Xinhua| 2020-11-02 21:56:31|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- China has announced the "full completion" of the Three Gorges Project.

The multifunctional water control system is the world's largest hydropower project.

It's situated in the middle reaches of the Yangtze, China's longest river.

The project consists of a 2,309-m-long and 185-m-high dam, a five-tier ship lock & 34 hydropower turbo-generators.

It controls flooding, generates electricity and adjusts shipping capacity on the river, with a combined power generating capacity of 22.5 mln kW.

The construction of the project began in 1994.

The project started generating electricity in 2003 and construction was completed in 2009.

The project has so far passed all acceptance tests and has been running smoothly.