Hydroelectric Power Plants in China - Jilin & Heilongjiang 

Baishan
Location: Jilin
Operator: Northeast China Electric Power
Configuration: 5 X 300 MW Francis
Operation: 1983-1992
T/G supplier: Harbin
EPC: China Northeastern Investigation Design & Research Co, Sinohydro
Quick facts: This is the largest hydroelectric plant in northeast China. The 149.5m tall, 670m long concrete gravity arch dam is on the Di'er Songhua Jiang. There are three sets in a right-bank underground powerhouse and two more units were added later in a surface powerhouse on the left bank. Work began in May 1975 and the sluice gates were first closed in Nov 1982.

Photograph courtesy of China Northeastern Investigation Design & Research Co
Posted 12 Jul 2009

Fengman
Location: Jilin
Operator: Northeast China Electric Power
Configuration: 7 X 85 MW, 3 X 57 MW, 2 X 140 MW Francis
Operation: 1952-1998
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila, Harbin
Quick facts: Fengman is on the Sounghua River 24km from Jilin City. Construction on this multipurpose project was started by the Japanese in 1937 and the first power generation was in 1943, but the dam was not completed until 1946. Under Chinese direction, the power station was built out in three phases and Fengman was the largest hydro plant in Asia for a time. The concrete gravity dam is 1,080m long and reaches a maximum height of 90.5m. Fengman Reservoir (also called Songhua Lake) is 180km long and reaches 75m in depth. A major dam reinforcement and overhaul program started in 1987 and ended in 1997.

Photograph courtesy of China Northeastern Investigation Design & Research Co
Posted 12 Jul 2009

Lianhua
Location: Heilongjiang
Operator: Mudanjiang General Hydropower Plant
Configuration: 4 X 138.5 MW
Operation: 1996-1998
T/G supplier: Harbin
EPC: CHWEC, Sinohhdro Burean No 1
Quick facts: This project at Lianhua Township, Linkou County, is the first large modern water conservancy project in Heilongjiang. It cost 4.7bn yuan. Construction started in Nov 1992 and the first unit went online in Dec 1996.

Photograph courtesy of China Northeastern Investigation Design & Research Co
Posted 15 Jul 2009

 

Nierji
Location: Heilongjiang
Operator: Nenjiang River Basin Electricity Co
Configuration: 4 X 62.5 MW Kaplan
Operation: 2006-2007
T/G supplier: Harbin
EPC: Northeast Investigation Design & Research Inst, Sinohydro Bureau No 1
Quick facts: This is a large-scale multiuse project is on the Nenjiang in the border area between Heilongjiang and Inner Mongolia. The project was approved by the State Council  in 1994, site prep began in Jun 2001, and the first river closure was in Nov 2004. The total investment was around 50bn yuan. The main asphalt, concrete-core dam runs 1.8km in length and reaches 40.6m in height.

Photograph courtesy of Beijing HTHX Civil Engineering Detecting & Evaluating Co
Posted 20 Jul 2009

Shilong (Songjiang-III)
Location: Jilin
Operator: Northeast Power Grid Co
Configuration: 2 X 35 MW Kaplan
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Shenyang Northeast Electric Power Engineering Consulting, Northeast Investigation Design & Research Inst, Songjiang Power Engineering Construction Bureau
Quick facts: Shilong is part of the Shuang'gouu River cascade. The concrete gravity dam is 43m high. Construction began in 2005 and river closure was on 28 Nov 2007. Completion of the first unit is expected by year-end 2009.

Photograph courtesy of China Northeastern Investigation Design & Research Co
Posted 20 Jul 2009

Shuang'gou
Location: Jilin
Operator: Northeast Power Grid Co
Configuration: 2 X 140 MW
Operation: 2009?
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Shenyang Northeast Electric Power Engineering Consulting Co, Northeast Investigation Design & Research Inst
Quick facts: Shuang'gou is upstream of Shilong and part of the Shuang'gouu River cascade. The concrete face, rockfill dam reaches 110.5m. Road construction for the project began in 1997. Diversion works began in 199 but were postponed several times and restarted in Sep 2003. River closure was on 30 Nov 2004.

Photograph courtesy of China Northeastern Investigation Design & Research Co
Posted 20 Jul 2009

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 09/17/10

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