Watch: Three Gorges Dam’s Shipping Throughput Hits A New Record

The Three Gorges Dam’s shipping throughput, the world’s biggest hydropower project, touched a new record in the last year, the Three Gorges Navigation Authority mentioned on Monday.

The project’s throughput touched 159.8 million tons in 2022, an increase of 6.12% yearly.

Last year, the assignment’s cargo throughput was about 159.65 million tons, a year-on-year rise of 6.53%. In the meantime, the throughput at the dam via five-tier ship locks was reported to be 156.18 million tons, up 6.65% year on year.

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The Three Gorges is a multi-functional water control system comprising a 185-meter-high and 2,309-meter-long dam, five-tier locks on the south and north sides, and almost 34 turbo generators boasting a cumulative producing capacity of approximately 22.5 million kilowatts.

As the Three Gorges locks reportedly opened to trial navigation in 2003 (June), the freight passing via them rapidly increased.

References: Global Times, English News

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