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World’s Largest Ship Elevator Opens at Three Gorges Dam in Central China


A massive lift for ships has been inaugurated at the Three Gorges Dam in China, the world’s largest hydroelectric dam. The lifting device which is the world’s largest of its kind is capable of lifting vessels up to 3,000 dead weight ton 113 meters up to the dam. Lifting one ship takes about 40 minutes, compared to the three hours it takes to use the dam’s sluices.

 

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