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The Three Gorges Project on the Yangtze River is a key pillar project for harnessing, developing, and protecting the Yangtze River. It is the world’s largest water conservancy complex as well as a landmark project representing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. This section presents the case study of the Three Gorges Project. First, the project highlights and characteristics were summarized. Second, the survey and design, engineering construction, and scientific and technological research and design were presented. Third, the operation benefits of the Three Gorges Water Conservancy Complex were discussed. Finally, engineering pictures are provided.


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Three Gorges Water Conservancy Complex

China Three Gorges Corporation

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The Three Gorges Project on the Yangtze River is a key pillar project for harnessing, developing, and protecting the Yangtze River. It is the world’s largest water conservancy complex as well as a landmark project representing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. This section presents the case study of the Three Gorges Project. First, the project highlights and characteristics were summarized. Second, the survey and design, engineering construction, and scientific and technological research and design were presented. Third, the operation benefits of the Three Gorges Water Conservancy Complex were discussed. Finally, engineering pictures are provided.

Keywords: site layout, construction technology, Three Gorges Project
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Published: 24 November 2023
Issue date: December 2023

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