Untitled Document

Chinese environmental ministry approves massive Shuangjiangkou hydropower project

19112010 SXC China flag generic

China's Ministry of Environmental Protection has approved what could become the country's tallest hydropower plant, despite concerns regarding the project's impact on plants and rare fish.

An environmental impact assessment released yesterday by the ministry notes that the 20-GW Shuangjiangkou project could affect the flora and fauna in local nature reserves, though the proposal has been passed to China's State Council for the formal go-ahead.

If approved, the Shuangjiangkou project will be built on the Dadu River in China's southwestern Sichuan province. The project will include a 1,030-foot-tall dam -- eclipsing the Xiowan, which is currently the country's tallest dam.

Construction of the Shuangjiangkou plant is expected to take at least a decade, with work being undertaken by state-owned power firm Guodian Group.

The project is part of China's plan to increase its cumulative hydroelectric capacity by up to 300 GW through the end of the decade.

For more news from China, visit here.

Latest Slideshow

Your Picture Here: Send Us Your Dam Selfie

View Slideshow >>

more slideshows >>   

Hydro Whitepapers

There is no current content available.

Hydro Industry Financials

Most Read Articles

Recent Comments

Continuing Education

Professional Development Hours
To access a course listing associated to a specific topic listed below, click on the topic of choice from the list below.

04/01/2015
Volume 34, Issue 3
new1504HRcover
03/01/2015
Volume 23, Issue 2
1503HRWcover

Archived Articles

2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 2011 | 2012 | 2013
Hydro Review Past Issues

Buyers Guide Products

Deigns & Developes Fish Upstream Passage Facilities

GEI assisted in development of upstream fish pa...

Buyers Guide Companies

Alden

Acclaimed fluids flow engineering and environme...

Intake Screens Inc

Offers engineering design services, fabrication...

Global Training Solutions Inc

Provider of E-learning, CBT and classroom train...

Smith-Root Inc

Leads in fish guidance technology with over 50 ...