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Tunnel to underground Manapouri Power Station

Tunnel to underground Manapouri Power Station

Tunnel to underground Manapouri Power Station

Manapouri is the largest hydro power station in New Zealand, and is located on the edge of Lake Manapouri’s West Arm in Fiordland National Park. Manapouri is an underground power station, with its generating units housed in a cavern excavated from rock 200 metres (656 feet) below the surface of Lake Manapouri.

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Manapouri hydro power station

Manapouri Power Station main hall

Manapouri Power Station main hall

Manapouri is the largest hydro power station in New Zealand, and is located on the edge of Lake Manapouri’s West Arm in Fiordland National Park. Manapouri is an underground power station, with its generating units housed in a cavern excavated from rock 200 metres (656 feet) below the surface of Lake Manapouri.