Author(s): International Affairs Center of China; Three Gorges Corporation China; Three Gorges Construction Engineering Corporation
Keywords: Hydrolink; Three Gorges Construction Engineering Corporation; CTG; "Seamless Dam"; Green Power; Green development
The Baihetan Hydropower Station, an investment and construction endeavor undertaken by China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG), currently stands as the world's second-largest hydropower project, characterized by its unparalleled technical complexity. It serves as the backbone of power supply in China’s west-to east power transmission project and is an essential component of the flood control system in the Yangtze River Basin. During the construction process, many world-class challenges were over-come, leading to the establishment of several unprecedented records. Notably, the Baihetan hydropower station proudly boasts the world's most substantial single-unit million-kilowatt generating capacity, achieved through entirely independent research, design, manufacturing, and installation processes carried out within China. This marks a significant breakthrough in China’s high-end equipment manufacturing, meaning that China has entered the “uncharted territory” of hydropower construction.