Dams Built Around the World with Chinese Involvement

These maps provide examples of Chinese dam projects around the world. In some cases, Chinese companies are developing the projects with funding from Chinese banks, and in other situations, Chinese companies are merely one of several international contractors. To find out more about the role of the various Chinese institutions and the status of the projects listed below, please see our most up to date China Overseas Dams List at internationalrivers.org/node/3611

Asia

Burma

1. Chibwe Dam (2,000 MW)

N'mai Hkai River. China Power Investment Corporation

2. Hatgyi Dam (1,200 MW)

Salween River, Sinohydro, China Southern Power Grid

3. Laiza Dam (1,560 MW)

Mali River, China Power Investment Company

4. Myitsone Dam (6,000 MW)

Mali and N'Mai rivers, China Power Investment Corporation, China Development Bank, Sinohydro, Gezhouba

5. Shweli I Dam (600 MW)

Shweli River, Yunnan Joint Development Corporation (formed by Yunnan Power Grid Corporation, Yunnan Machinery Export Import Company and Yunnan Huaneng Lancang River Hydropower Company), China Power Investment Corporation, Sinohydro

6. Tarpein 2 Dam (168 MW)

Tarpein River, China Datang Corporation, Sinohydro

7. Tasang Dam (7,100 MW)

Salween River, Sinohydro, China Southern Power Grid

8. Yeywa Cam (790 MW)

Dokhtawady River, China Power Investment Corporation, Sinohydro

Cambodia

9. Kamchay Dam (193 MW)

Kamchay River, China Exim Bank, Sinohydro

10. Sambor Dam (7,110 MW)

Mekong River, China Guodian

11. Stung Tatay Dam (246 MW)

Stung Tatay, China Exim Bank, China National Heavy Nachinery Corporation, Gezhouba

Kyrgyzstan

12. Suusamyr-Kokemeren Hydropower Cascade (1,350 MW)

Suusamyr River, Sinohydro

Lao PDR

13. Nam Khan 2 Dam (130 MW)

Nam Khan, China Exim Bank, Sinohydro

14. Paklay Dam (1,320 MW)

Mekong River, China Exim Bank, Sinohydro, China National Electronics Import and Export Corporation

15. Nam Leuk Dam (60 MW)

China International Electric and Water Corporation

16. Nam Ngum 5 Dam (120 MW)

Ngum River, Bank of China, Sinohydro

17. Nam ou 2 Dam (120 MW)

Ou River, China Development Bank, Sinohydro

18. Nam Ou 5 Dam

Ou River, China Development Bank, Sinohydro

19. Nam Ou 6 Dam

Ou River, China Development Bank, Sinohydro

Malaysia

20. Bakun Dam (2,400 MW)

Balui River, China Exim Bank, Sinohydro Malaysia JV, Sinohydro, SMEC, Northwest Hydro Consulting Engineers, China Hydropower Engineering Consulting Group

21. Murum Hydroelectric Project (944 MW)

Rejang River, China Three Gorges Corporation Sinohydro

Nepal

22. West Seti Dam (750 MW)

West Seti River, China Exim Bank, Three Gorges Project Corporation

Pakistan

23. Bunji Dam (7,100 MW)

Indus River, Three Gorges Project Corporation, China International Water and Electric Corporation

24. Kohala Hydropower Project (1,100 MW)

Jhelum River, China International Water and Electric Corporation

25. Neelum-Jhelum Dam (969 MW)

Neelum River, China Exim, China International Water and Electric Corporation, Gezhouba, China National Machinery and Export Corporation

Sri Lanka

26. Moragahakanda Reservoir Project (water storage dam)

Sinohydro

Vietnam

27. Song Bung 4 Dam (156 MW)

Vu Gia on the Thu Bon river system, Sinohydro

Pacific

Fiji

1. Nadarivatu Dam (44 MW)

Ba River, Sinohydro

Europe

Macedonia

1. Hydropower cascade project

Vardar River, China International Water and Electric Corporation, China Development Bank

Ukraine

2. Kaniv Pump Storage Plant (1,000 MW)

Dnieper River, Sinohydro

Africa

Benin (and Togo)

1. Adjarala Dam (147 MW)

Mone River, China Exim Bank, Sinohydro

Botswana

2. Dikgatlhong Dam (water supply project)

Shashe and Tati Rivers, Sinohydro

Cameroon

3. Mekin Hydroelectric Project (12 MW)

Dja and Mekin Rivers, China Exim Bank

Congo, Democratic Republic of

4. Imboulou Dam (120 MW)

Lefini River, China Exim Bank, Sinohydro, China National Machinery and Equipment Import and Export Corporation

Mali

5. Felou Hydropower Project (59 MW)

Senegal River, Sinohydro

Gabon

6. Grand Poubara Power Station (160 MW)

Ogooue River, China Exim Bank, Sinohydro

Ghana

7. Bui Dam (400 MW)

Black Volta River, China Exim Bank, Sinohydro

Ethiopia

8. Gibe III Hydroelectricity Project (1,870 MW)

Omo River, ICBC, Dongfang Electric Corporation

Sudan

9. Merowe Dam (1,250 MW)

Nile River, China Exim Bank, Sinohydro, China International Water and Electric Corporation

10. Kajbar Dam (300 MW)

Nile River, Sinohydro

Zambia

11. Itezhi-Tezhi Hydropower Project (120 MW)

Kafue River, Sinohydro

Latin America

Guyana

1. Amaila Falls Hydroelectric Project (150 MW)

Amaila River, China Development Bank, China Railway Engineering Corporation

Colombia

2. Pescadero Ituango Hydropower Plant (2,400 MW)

Cauca River, Sinohydro

Costa Rica

3. Reventazon Project (305 MW)

Reventazon River Basin, Sinohydro

Ecuador

4. Soplandora (487 MW)

Paute River, China Exim Bank, Gezhouba

5. Coca Codo Sinclair (1,500 MW)

Coca River, China Exim Bank, Sinohydro

6. El Reventador Hydroelectric Project (520 MW)

Quijos-Coca River, China Exim Bank, Sinohydro

Honduras

7. Patuca I (unknown), II (unknown), III (100 MW)

Patuca River, China Exim, Sinohydro

Nam Ou 2, Lao PDR. Construction of Sinohydro's Nam Ou 2 project will begin in September 2012. Up to 150 families will be resettled due to construction and flooding caused by the Nam Ou 2 project in Luang Prabang Province, Lao PDR In italics: Photo: International Rivers