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The Three Gorges Hydropower Complex Project (TGP)

Geographical region(s):


Screening and Identification Process:
UN-Water Conference. Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20. 3-5 October 2011.

River basin and/or place:
Yangtze River Basin

To rectify and develop the Yangtze River in order to produce integrated benefits, including flood control, power generation and navigation facilitation.

Technologies and Techniques Implemented:
Deepwater earthwork cofferdam construction; rapid roller compacted concrete cofferdam construction; continuous high-intensity concrete placing; temperature control and crack prevention in massive concrete blocks; installation of large-scale turbine generating units; hydrological forecasting system; five-stage ship lock; research on optimized reservoir operations

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