Sogamoso hydroelectric plant

Name of Project:

Sogamoso hydroelectric plant



Country:
Colombia

Client:
ISAGEN S.A

Total value:
€ 650 million

Construction period:
2009-2015

The project is located on the Sogamoso River approximately 40 km from the town of Bucaramanga in the north-west of Colombia.

The work involved the construction of a dam 190 m high and 300 m long, an underground powerhouse which houses three turbines with a total installed power of 820 MW, the construction of two diversion tunnels approximately 870 metres long and the construction of the access roads and tunnels system to the underground powerhouse.

The plant, the fourth largest in the country, supplies about 10% of the country's annual energy requirement, playing an important role in generating the annual average of energy (5,056 GWh per year).

MAIN TECHNICAL DATA:
Open excavations: 6,290,000 m3
Underground excavations: 900,000 m3
Concrete: 370,000 m3
Spillway: Lenght 354 m, Width 72 m
CFRD Dam: Height 190 m, Crest width 300 m
N. 2 lined deviation tunnels
N. 3 lined headrace tunnels
Underground powerhouse: 820 MW
Reservoir volume: 4,800 million m3
Flooded area: 7,000 ha
 
 
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