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November 24, 2021

Dachaoshan, China

By Carmen

Dachaoshan is a 1,350MW hydro power project. It is located on Lancang river/basin in Yunnan, China. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1997 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2001.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,350 1,350 Active Yunnan, China Sinohydro

Description

The project was developed by Sinohydro and is currently owned by Yunnan Dachaoshan Hydropower.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 940 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project are 85.63m and 72.5m respectively. The project generated 5,931 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $1,071.3m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1997 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2001.

Contractors Involved

DEC Dongfang Electric Machinery was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 6 units of francis turbines, each with 225MW nameplate capacity.

DEC Dongfang Electric Machinery supplied 6 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 225 MVA.

About Sinohydro

Sinohydro Corp Ltd (Sinohydro), a subsidiary of Power Construction Corporation of China, is a state-owned engineering and construction company executing large- and medium-scale hydropower projects. Its portfolio of services includes general construction; engineering, procurement and construction (EPC); and investment. The company carries out the construction of water conservancy, hydropower stations, power, transportation, civil work, mining, and real estate projects. The company also offers project financing, design, implementation, and operation of infrastructures such as power, transportation, civil work, mining, and real estate. The company has regional offices in several countries across Asia-Pacific, Africa, America, Eurasia, West Asia, and North Africa. Sinohydro is headquartered in Beijing, China.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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