Dam powerful! Spectacular footage shows China's gigantic £9bn hydropower plant which stands almost six times the height of Niagara Falls

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Dam powerful! Spectacular footage shows China's gigantic £9bn hydropower plant which stands almost six times the height of Niagara Falls

·  The Xiluodu Hydropower Station in China was built with 240 million cubic feet of concrete

·  At 937 feet tall, it is one of tallest dams around - measuring almost six times the height of Niagara Falls

·  It took eight years and £9 billion to construct the beast - today it powers millions of homes across the country 

 

Despite viewing it from a distance, this footage demonstrates the magnificent force of one of the world's most powerful dams.

The Xiluodu Hydropower Station on the Jinsha River in China - which was built with 240 million cubic feet (6.8 million cubic metres) of concrete - spews out a record 164 feet (50 metres) of water per second when it is in full flow.

Standing 937 feet (285.5 metres) tall, it is one of tallest dams around - measuring almost six times the height of Niagara Falls.

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The Xiluodu Hydropower Station in China, which was built with 240 million cubic feet of concrete, spews out a record 164 feet of water per second when it is in full flow


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Despite viewing it from a distance, this footage demonstrates the magnificent force of one of the world's most powerful dams


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The China dam is one of tallest around - measuring almost six times the height of Niagara Falls at 937 feet

Xiluodu, which opened in July 2013, is the world's third-largest hydropower station. It took eight years and 79.2 billion yuan (£9 billion) to construct the beast.

Last year it received global recognition after the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) awarded the station as a FIDIC Outstanding Project of the Year.  

Liao Jianxin, an engineering director with the project's contractor, China Three Gorges Corporation, said the 'intelligent management system' of the dam won the judges over.