Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bakun - Fast facts


The Bakun Hydroelectric Dam is the second highest concrete faced rockfill dam in the world.

Bakun dam is 207 metres high with a reservoir surface area of nearly 70,000 hectares, about the size of Singapore.

The main civil works began in 2002 by Malaysia-China Hydro Joint Venture.

A workforce of just over 3000 are on site at the peak of construction activity.

Experts, engineers, specialists and consultants worldwide are involved in this mega-project.

Upon completion, the Bakun Dam will generate 2400MW of clean electricity.

Bakun Dam is emission-free and has a 0% impact on global warming.
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