原文标题：China's pride: World's largest hydropower project
For the first time, all 32 giant generators of China's Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydropower project, went into production, generating nearly 22 million kw of power.
Apart from producing electricity, the Three Gorges Dam, a multi-functional water control system costing $22.5 billion, is intended to increase the Yangtze River's shipping capacity and reduce the potential for floods downstream by providing flood storage space.
It is the first time all 32 generators, including the last turbine, started up at the same time, said Zhang Chengping, head of the machinery and electronic engineering bureau of the China Three Gorges Corporation.
The outbound flow rose to 34,000 cubic meters per second on Monday evening due to floodwater from the upper reaches of the Yangtze River and it was sufficient for the operation of the 32 generators, which has a full load of 700,000 kw each, he said.
The 32 generators of the 180-billion-yuan Three Gorges project, which was launched in 1993, have a combined generating capacity of 22.4 million kw, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Located in Yichang city in central China's Hubei province, the dam is 2,309-meter-long and has a height of 185 -meters. It has five-tier ship lock to facilitate smooth shipping operations.
The construction of the Three Gorges project began in 1993 and was finished in 2009. It started generating electricity in 2003.
Rediff the Chinese Website
by chandan choursiya (View MyPage) on Jul 04, 2012 12:17 PM | Hide replies
Rediff again going gaga over Chinese stuff. Dont you see anything positive about India?
Re: Rediff the Chinese Website
by vibhavari pandhare (View MyPage) on Jul 04, 2012 01:34 PM
Chinese are way ahead of India in building infrastructure - India just lacks the will to excel
Re: Rediff the Chinese Website
by xyz (View MyPage) on Jul 04, 2012 12:22 PM
is there anything good in india other than the never say die spirit of indians
Re: Re: Rediff the Chinese Website
by shaketh (View MyPage) on Jul 04, 2012 02:10 PM
Yeah we are all living here hoping one day the Gandi family will leave to italy
we need to be more into manufacturing
by jai (View MyPage) on Jul 04, 2012 11:28 AM
manufacturing good quality and in good quantity...
Assam & Floods
by Nayak Nayak (View MyPage) on Jul 04, 2012 11:28 AM
It is high time our administration should think of using excess water of Brahmaputra to generate power for the Contry. The millions of rupees lost and also spent for rehabilitation can be diverted to investing on hydro power projects and solve problem of shortage of power in the country
by raviraj mane (View MyPage) on Jul 04, 2012 11:24 AM
Everybody in India knows how the recruitments in govt offices are done.As the all clever and geneiune Enginners have no choice to work either abroad or to work for the private firms.
Wake Up Indian Leader
by Vishal Sharma (View MyPage) on Jul 04, 2012 11:22 AM
We have Koshi and Brahamputra rivers, Can we not implement on these rivers to fullfill indian household and industry power demand? DAM will help Bihar, and Assam citizen to reduce flood threat everyyear.
China's pride: World's largest hydropower project
by satish (View MyPage) on Jul 04, 2012 11:06 AM
When our govt's will work like this instead of declaring subsidies and freebies
Shame for India!
by ravitalisma (View MyPage) on Jul 04, 2012 11:00 AM
This project shows how flood water issue can be utilized for better purpose. Great idea to manage excess water. Waste we live in corrupt country
by small Brother (View MyPage) on Jul 04, 2012 10:57 AM
China is doing something unlike talkative Indians.
see world's longest time consuming dams
by vimal singh (View MyPage) on Jul 04, 2012 10:53 AM
So what.. India has got many dams which is longest time consuming. has any country have this?
by Chandran KR (View MyPage) on Jul 04, 2012 10:47 AM
It is an engineering marvel. No wonder China has done it. Read an article about the excellent facilities available in the quarters for Chinese workers building a steel plant. If it was an Indian company definitely you would find the workers living in thatched sheds and defecating in the open.
by Ashish (View MyPage) on Jul 04, 2012 11:06 AM | Hide replies
21million kw or 21000 megawatt is about 12 to 15% of total India generation as of today by a single hydroproject is simply amazing and why is this not possible here. You may not need nuclear power if you can achieve power generation by Hydro, wind and renewable resources. We are not spending on innovation but want a simple route to risky nuclear powerprojects. Can we spend atleast 5% of GDP in innovation in this direction that will add 100% to India GDP in return.
by SK (View MyPage) on Jul 04, 2012 11:10 AM
For this to happen, there should be solid, visionary and strong leadership. Above all conviction.
In this land of extreme corruption and petty spineless selfish politicians, all this is just pipedreams of the common man.
by Rickky (View MyPage) on Jul 04, 2012 01:59 PM | Hide replies
guys do you know what products or equipments are made in india??
Re: Plz Share
by Rickky (View MyPage) on Jul 04, 2012 02:05 PM
i mean to ask is why most of the brands not maufactured in india??
large population=large workforce=large market force
by jai (View MyPage) on Jul 04, 2012 01:47 PM | Hide replies
working towards its benefit....will benefit us also if handled well
why India can't build a project like this
by amit aa (View MyPage) on Jul 04, 2012 12:37 PM | Hide replies
Let see, As soon as a project like this is planned in India there will be 100 crores spent on planning and consultants - and then When the location and plans are finalized - we will have opposition ministers along with all the farmers trying to create nuisance by saying that all the fertile land is being consumed in this project - If some how that stage is cleared then we will have the local people and Local MLA creating trouble (vote bank politics) regarding the risk of creating the dam - If some how that stage is cleared - we will have enviromentalist and other goons ( all paid by opposition parties) creating troubles -- If some how that stage is cleared than we will have competitor contractors creating trouble and stopping the project so that the winning contractor doesn't finish the project on time
Re: why India can't build a project like this
by vibhavari pandhare (View MyPage) on Jul 04, 2012 01:33 PM
if Govt takes your home and land without adequate compensation but builds a good project - Will you sacrifice?
Trading Vs Real growth
by Ashish (View MyPage) on Jul 04, 2012 11:17 AM | Hide replies
This example tells us the difference between India and China - way of working. China is focussed on real growth and most people work is generating more resources. In contrast, India is mostly a trading and service based industry so when a product is manufactured it passes through many people whom we call it as daily work of trading or service providers done by millions in India to make it reach to end customer. It ultimately is only inflating the price of resource but not generating new suitable options. Its attitude that's killing us and this is where we need to change. Trading and service is important but not to the extent of 60% of economy that we are currently into, it cannot take us anywhere. Needless to say why govt. is also so keen on service tax as they do not see much avenues to earn tax.
Re: Trading Vs Real growth
by Rajesh Kamthe (View MyPage) on Jul 04, 2012 12:30 PM
Very well elaborated Ashish, if you look at all the developed economies today from Europe or Asia or any other country, you will find that all the economies are driven by highly skilled manpower which is educated through affordable higher technical education and preferrably given in their mother toungue.Europe is the best example of that, whereas in India few hundred thousand people who understands English thoroughly and have the power to shell out lot of money have the previlige to study higher technical education and rest have no chance at all.If you look at growth of above countries you will find there is direct link between education system and Human Development Index which is resulted in your per capital income of an indivisual.Australia is best example of that where population is just 20million(That of Mumbai) they stand 2nd in HDI as mentioned above.To increase our productivity we need to make higher technical education affordable or free for those who cant afford and preferrably in their respective native language if they dont understand English.You will c wonders because most of the time in India unfortunately your talent is judged by your appearance or your ability to speak in English which is really harming our inclusive growth.