Largest and Tallest Arch dams in Europe
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Which are the tallest and largest arch dams in Europe ?

Tallest Dams. Enguri Dam of Georgia is the tallest arch dam in Europe, built at a height of 271.50 meters. At second and third, are Yusufeli Dam at a height of 270 meters and Mauvoisin Dam at 250 meters.The heights of the major arch dams in Europe range from 200 meters to 271.50 meters, with the average arch dam built at around 232.5 meters.

Countries with most major arch dams. The country with the most major arch dams in Europe is Turkey.

 Compare Enguri Dam with Mratinje Dam


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Installed Capacity. The largest arch dam in Europe by installed capacity is Enguri Dam of Georgia with a capacity of 1,300 MW.The installed capacities of major arch dams in Europe range from 105 MW to 1,300 MW, with the average being 647.7 MW.

Reservoir Volume. The largest arch dam in Europe by reservoir volume is Ermenek Dam of Turkey, impounding up to 4.58 billion m3 of water.The reservoir volumes of major arch dams in Europe range from 0.11 billion m3 to 4.58 billion m3, with the average being 1.9 billion m3.


Let's check out some of these tallest and largest arch dams in Europe.

Enguri Dam.

Georgia: Enguri dam keeps the power flowing (Youtube/European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)

Completed in 1978, Enguri Dam is a 44-year-old arch dam. It is located in Tsalenjikha, Georgia (Europe).

Enguri Dam is the 2nd tallest dam in Europe. The installed capacity of Enguri Dam is 1,300MW, while its height is 271.50 meters.

 

 Compare Enguri Dam with Jinping-I Dam from China.

 Compare Enguri Dam with Yusufeli Dam from Turkey.


Yusufeli Dam.

Aerial view of Yusufeli Dam

Yusufeli Dam is located in Yusufeli, Artvin Province, Turkey (Europe). The arch dam was completed in 2021 (1 years old).

Yusufeli Dam is the 3rd tallest dam in Europe. The arch dam stands at a height of 270 meters and impounds up to 2.13 billion m3 of water. Yusufeli Dam has a structural volume of 2.90 million m3 and an installed capacity of 540MW.

 

 Compare Yusufeli Dam with Contra Dam from Switzerland.

 Compare Yusufeli Dam with Xiaowan Dam from China.


Mauvoisin Dam.

Mauvoisin (Youtube/ Diogo Marques)

Mauvoisin Dam is a 65-year-old arch dam (completed in 1957). It is located in Valais, Switzerland (Europe).

Mauvoisin Dam is the 2nd tallest dam in Switzerland. The arch dam has an installed capacity of 363MW. Mauvoisin Dam stands 250 meters tall and can impound up to 0.21 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Mauvoisin Dam with Goupitan Dam from China.

 Compare Mauvoisin Dam with Deriner Dam from Turkey.


Deriner Dam.

Deriner Dam - Europe's tallest hydroelectric dam (Youtube/ Bosch Rexroth US)

Deriner Dam is an arch dam located in Artvin Province, Turkey (Europe). It was completed in 2012 (10 years old).

Deriner Dam is the 2nd tallest dam in Turkey. The arch dam stands at a height of 249 meters and impounds up to 1.97 billion m3 of water. Deriner Dam has a structural volume of 3.40 million m3 and an installed capacity of 670MW.

 

 Compare Deriner Dam with Ermenek Dam from Turkey.

 Compare Deriner Dam with Xiaowan Dam from China.


Contra Dam.

Val Verzasca Switzerland | The famous dam (Contra/Verzasca Dam) & Bungee Jump (Youtube/ DroneScapes By Atellani)

Contra Dam, also known as Verzasca Dam and the Locarno Dam, is an arch dam located in Ticino, Switzerland (Europe). It was completed in 1965 (57 years old).

The arch dam stands at a height of 220 meters and impounds up to 0.11 billion m3 of water. Contra Dam has a structural volume of 0.66 million m3 and an installed capacity of 105MW.

 

 Compare Contra Dam with Enguri Dam from Georgia.

 Compare Contra Dam with Goupitan Dam from China.


Mratinje Dam.


Mratinje Dam is located in Piva River, Montenegro (Europe). The arch dam was completed in 1976 (46 years old).

The installed capacity of Mratinje Dam is 360MW. The arch dam stands 220 meters tall and can impound up to 0.88 billion m3 of water. Its structural volume is 0.73 million m3.

 

 Compare Mratinje Dam with Dez Dam from Iran.

 Compare Mratinje Dam with Goupitan Dam from China.


Kölnbrein Dam.

4K - Dam Malta Austria (Kölnbrein Dam) Cinematic (credit: Youtube/ Hayco)

Kölnbrein Dam is located in Malta, Carinthia, Austria, Austria (Europe). The arch dam was completed in 1979 (43 years old).

The structural height of Kölnbrein Dam is 200 meters while its structural volume of 35.20 million m3. The arch dam can hold up to 1.58 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 1,029MW.

 

 Compare Kölnbrein Dam with Xiluodu Dam from China.

 Compare Kölnbrein Dam with Karun-3 Dam from Iran.


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