Located in Hérémence, Switzerland, Grande Dixence Dam is a gravity dam. It was built in 1961 (61 years since completion).
Grande Dixence Dam is the tallest gravity dam in the world. The gravity dam stands at a height of 285 meters and impounds up to 0.40 billion m3 of water. Grande Dixence Dam has a structural volume of 6 million m3 and an installed capacity of 2,069MW.