Nuozhadu is a 5,850MW hydro power project. It is located on Mekong 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 multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 2006 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2012. Buy the profile here.


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.

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.

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

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This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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