Goupitan shiplift

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The Goupitan Dam, on China's Wu River, and its associated shiplift - at 199m the tallest in the world. (c) Xinhua

Goupitan shiplift on China's Wu River, at 199 meters, is the tallest shiplift in the world.[1][2] It allows vessels of up to 500 tons displacement to bypass the Goupitan Dam.


  1. "Redaelli supplies the steel wire ropes for the tallest shiplift in the world". Redaelli. 2016-12-12. Archived from the original on 2018-09-13. https://web.archive.org/web/20180913112611/http://www.redaelli.com/en/news-multimedia/news/news/article/redaelli-fornisce-le-funi-per-il-piu-alto-shiplift-del-mondo-goupitan-guizhou-cina-91/. Retrieved 2018-09-12. "By mean of this ship-lift a water level difference of 199 meters is overcome by mean of 3 stage of lifting, the 2nd stage alone being 127 meters, more than the overall high of the Three Gorges dam." 
  2. "View of Goupitan hydropower station in Yuqing County, Guizhou". Xinhua. 2020-07-03. Archived from the original on 2020-10-13. https://web.archive.org/web/20201013234702/http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-07/03/c_139186162_4.htm. "Aerial photo taken on July 2, 2020 shows the vertical ship lift at the Goupitan hydropower station in Yuqing County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. Goupitan hydropower station navigation project is scheduled to be put into use in March, 2021."