Three Gorges Ship Lift

China
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Water
Urban

A vertical ship lift has been constructed which allows the transfer of the ships at the Three Gorges Hydropower Project.

Client China Three Gorges Project Corporation (CTGPC), China
Location Gao Xia Da Dao, Yiling Qu, Yichang Shi, Hubei Sheng, Chine
Period 2004 - 2008
Capacity 3,000 ton ships, maximum lift of 113 m

A vertical ship lift has been constructed which allows the transfer of the ships at the Three Gorges Hydropower Project in the People's Republic of China. The ship lift uses a toothed rack drive (drive shaft), with a nut port rotary locking rod spindle as a safety device. The lift has a maximum lift height of 113 m and can accommodate a 3,000 ton passenger ship, which can be transferred from the upstream side to the downstream side - and vice versa - in less than one hour.

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