Champagne hydroelectric plant

Name of Project:
Champagne hydroelectric plant


Country:
Mauritius

Client:
Central Electricity Board, Curepipe

Construction period:
1981 – 1984

MAIN TECHNICAL DATA:
Rockfill dam: 600,000 m³
Spillway excavation: 680,000 m³
Diversion channel-cofferdams
Diversion tunnels:
Diameter: 2.55 m 
Length: 2,959 m including 600 m steel lined
 
Excavation, anchoring, and installation of penstock 
Intake shaft:
Diameter: 2.50 m
Height: 114 m
Concrete intake tower: height 38 m
Surge tank:
Diameter: 4.50 m
Height: 180 m
Tunnel:
Diameter: 2.5 m
Length:3 km, lined with concrete
Power plant: 19 x 49 x 18 m
Two 16 MW units
Construction of asphalt access roads: 3.5 km of, 4.4 m wide
Realignment of the riverbed downstream of the plant: Length 3.7 km

Last update: 25/09/2014