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November 5, 2021

Nuozhadu, China

By Carmen

Nuozhadu is a 5,850MW hydro power project. It is located on Mekong river/basin in Yunnan, China. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 2006 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2012.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 5,850 5,850 Active Yunnan, China Yunnan Huaneng Lancang River Hydropower


The project was developed by Yunnan Huaneng Lancang River Hydropower and is currently owned by China Huaneng Group.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 23,700 million cubic meter. The project generated 24,000 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $7,131.11m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2006 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2012.

Contractors Involved

Nuozhadu (Nuozhadu Unit 1) is equipped with Harbin Electric Machinery francis turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 650MW nameplate capacity.

Nuozhadu (Nuozhadu Units 2-9) is equipped with Voith Hydro Shanghai francis turbines. The phase consists of 8 turbines with 650MW nameplate capacity.

DEC Dongfang Electric Machinery supplied 6 electric generators for the Nuozhadu (Nuozhadu Unit 1). The generator capacity is 650 MVA.

Tianjin Alstom Hydro supplied 3 electric generators for the Nuozhadu (Nuozhadu Units 2-9). The generator capacity is 722 MVA.


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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