Dachaoshan is a 1,350MW hydro power project. It is located on Lancang river/basin in Yunnan, China. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 1997 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2001. Buy the profile here.

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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.

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.

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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, dam construction, 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, Eurasia, America, West Asia, and North Africa. Sinohydro is headquartered in Beijing, China.

This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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