Let's hope they build dams better than they build buildings

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Let's hope they build dams better than they build buildings

Post by Soi Dog » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:28 am

Let's also hope this puts an end to power outages in SHV, or is all the power going to be sold to Thailand?
PPP wrote:China power plant open
Fri, 15 August 2014
May Kunmakara
A 246-megawatt Stung Tatay Hydropower plant owned by China National Heavy Machinery Corporation (CHMC) started generating electricity on Wednesday, Chinese media reported yesterday.

CHMC invested $540 million into the hydropower plant, located in Koh Kong province, after receiving a 40-year build-operate-transfer (BOT) agreement from the Cambodian government in 2010. It marks the second Chinese-owned hydropower plant in Koh Kong province to start producing power this year.

In February, China Huadian Corp, which has also been granted a 35-year BOT licence, commenced producing electricity at its $500 million, 338-megawatt plant located on Lower Russei Chrum River.

According to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Chinese firms have invested $1.6 billion to construct six hydroelectric dams in Cambodia, with a total capacity of 928 megawatts. All are now operational.
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Re: Let's hope they build dams better than they build buildi

Post by Francis » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:40 am

Soi Dog wrote: Let's hope they build dams better than they build buildings

A 246-megawatt Stung Tatay Hydropower plant owned by China National Heavy Machinery Corporation (CHMC) started generating electricity on Wednesday, Chinese media reported yesterday.
Ohh, it’s online now ? That’s the power plant in Koh Kong (Tatay) that collapsed about 3 years ago due to heavy rainfall :facepalm: . Don’t remember how many people got killed. Don’t you worry – it’ll collapse again……Chinese quality structure, built with tons and tons of corruption (and little cement).
Und der Haifisch der hat Tränen
Und die laufen vom Gesicht
Doch der Haifisch lebt im Wasser
So die Tränen sieht man nicht

In der Tiefe ist es einsam
Und so manche Träne fliesst
Und so kommt es dass das Wasser
In den Meeren salzig ist
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Re: Let's hope they build dams better than they build buildi

Post by 0to60 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:58 am

Actually large scale irrigation systems are one of the few things they are good at. They've only been at it for a couple thousand years. The Dujiangyan diversion system has been in operation since 300 bc.
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Re: Let's hope they build dams better than they build buildi

Post by Francis » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:02 am

That's surely true, but only if they build sth. for themselves. Do not underestimate the consequences of corruption.
Four missing, seven injured.

Four workers have gone missing after the collapse of an in-progress hydropower dam in Western Cambodia, apparently due to partial collapse of a tunnel-like structure of the dam’s reservoir.

The Associated Press reports that the Saturday collapse occurred at the Stung Atay Hydroelectric Project, a $255-million dollar dam on the Atay river, funded by the Chinese state-owned China Datang Corporation.

A search is underway for the four missing workers, reports the Herald Sun Australia.

At the dam site on the Atay river in Pursat province all construction work has been halted for the time being.

Seven other Cambodian workers were injured in the incident, with several of them suffering broken bones, beside the four that have gone missing in the incident. An eyewitness, according to AP, reported that all the water formerly in the reservoir has been drained..
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Und der Haifisch der hat Tränen
Und die laufen vom Gesicht
Doch der Haifisch lebt im Wasser
So die Tränen sieht man nicht

In der Tiefe ist es einsam
Und so manche Träne fliesst
Und so kommt es dass das Wasser
In den Meeren salzig ist
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Re: Let's hope they build dams better than they build buildi

Post by 0to60 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:14 am

I doubt that any large construction project has ever been built in China without workers dying. Life is cheap here. 70 000 people died in the 08 earthquake and the locals just say China has too many people anyway. Never seen a construction worker here wear boots, just slippers and shower shoes. :facepalm:
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