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Proposed Dams on Nujiang / Salween River

Dams Proposed for Nujiang

According to a statement March 5, 2005, by Wang Shucheng, Minister of Water Resources in China, the central government will allow some of the 13 dams in the in the controversial Nujiang hydroelectric project in Yunnan province to be built, but the remainder will be put on hold for at least a year until a revised plan is completed. Under the original plan one dam would be built in Tibet and 12 in Yunnan having a total installed capacity of 21,320 MW and an annual power output of 102.96 bln kWh. A summary of the original proposal is given in the table below.

PLANNED HYDROPOWER PROJECTS ON NUJIANG

Name of
hydropower
project
Installed
capacity
(MW)
Annual
power output
(100 million kWh)
Height of
dam (m)
Investment
(RMB/kW)
Investment
(RMB/kWh)
Songta 4200 178.7 307 4685 1.101
Bingzhongluo 1600 83.4 54.5 3271 0.628
Maji 4200 189.7 300 4393 0.972
Lumadeng 2000 100.9 165 4565 0.906
Fugong 400 19.8 60 5733 1.158
Bijiang 1500 118 71.4 3958 0.831
Yabiluo 1800 90.6 133 3334 0.662
Lushui 2400 127.4 175 3661 0.689
Liuku 180 7.6 35.5 5238 1.24
Shitouzai 440 22.9 59 5273 1.103
Saige 1000 53.7 79 3645 0.68
Yansangshu 1000 52.0 84 4354 0.837
Guangpo 600 31.5 58 4788 0.912

Source: Yunnan Wang (Yunnan Net)

Map of Nujiang dams (IRN)



Dams Proposed for Salween

Five potential dam sites on the Salween in Burma and Thailand are at Ta Sang, Wei Gyi, Dagwin, Mong Hta-Homong and Hat Gyi. Of these the Ta Sang, Wei Gyi and Dagwin are the most likely to be built, according to Salween Watch.

As of August 2007, the "Salween Watch Newsletter" is now available for Download.

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) stated that five dams could be built on the Salween river with total installed power of 12,400 - 16,000 MW.

PROPOSED HYDROPOWER PROJECTS ON SALWEEN

Name / Location Dam
Height
(m)
Water
Height
(m)
Installed
Capacity
(MW)
Flood
Area
(sq km)
Reservior
Length
(km)
Cost
 (US$)
Tasang 188   3,300-3,600 640 3B
Wei Gyi 168 220 4.540-7,800 700-1000 380 3B-5.85B
Dagwin 49 86 792     900M
Mong Hta- Homong 200   6000      
Hat Gyi     400      

Sources: Recent Dam Plans (Salween Watch)

Information on Salween Dams and Their Impacts:


Proposed Dams on the Nu Jiang/Salween
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