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Three Gorges Dam,

607 ft (185 m) high and 7,575 ft (2,309 m) long, on the Chang (Yangtze) River, central Hubei prov., China, 30 mi (48 km) W of Yichang. The largest concrete structure in the world, the dam itself was constructed from 1994 to 2006. Its hydroelectric station has 32 turbines that can generate 22,500 MW, making it the largest in the world. In 2003 sluice gates were closed to begin flooding the scenic gorges for which the dam was named and filling a reservoir that is 410 mi (660 km) long and holds as much water as Lake Superior; the hydroelectric station became fully functional in 2012. Some 1.3 million people were moved in the process of creating the dam and reservoir.
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Three consortia are involved in the project as candidates in the competitive selection process for the role of developer: Sinohydro and Three Gorges Corporation from China -- the operator of the Three Gorges Chinese dam, currently the world's largest; Actividades de Construccion y Servicios (ACS), Eurofinsa and AEE from Spain; and the Daewoo-Posco-SNC Lavalin consortium from Korea and Canada.
Three consortia are involved in the project as candidates in the competitive selection process for the role of developer: Sinohydro and Three Gorges Corporation from China - the operator of the Three Gorges Chinese dam, currently the world's largest; Actividades de Construccion y Servicios (ACS), Eurofinsa and AEE from Spain; and the Daewoo-Posco-SNC Lavalin consortium from Korea and Canada.
Sites for dams had been selected, international funding had been lined up and during visit to China last week the President invited Chinese dam builders to bid for the projects, he said.
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Sathian and his neighbors claim that, in 2007, Chinese dams triggered violent flooding.
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