Print Edition - 2017-04-07  |  Money Digest

Tibet to build world’s highest power project

- Xinhua, LHASA

Apr 7, 2017-

Construction started on Thursday on the world’s highest power transmission project in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. The 16.2 billion yuan (2.35 billion US dollars) project includes the construction or upgrade of 16 110-kv substations and transmission lines, with a total length of 2,738 km. The average altitude is 3,750 meters, with the biggest altitude gap of 494 meters between two adjacent transmission towers. The project also includes power supply facilities for the railway between Lhasa, the regional capital, and Nyingchi. The Lhasa-Nyingchi section of the Sichuan-Tibet railway began construction in December 2014. The complicated grid project will be completed in 2018. 

Published: 07-04-2017 09:34

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