The main civil works include:
- Concrete dam, 300 m long, 78 m wide and 82 m high, with a built-in plant housing 10 x 216 MW Kaplan generating units, with an installed capacity of 2,160 MW
- Right concrete transition dam, 201 m long and 61 m high
- Left rock embankment dam with concrete surface, 3,800 m long and 41 m high
- Right earth and rock embankment dam with clay core, 1,900 m long and 50 m high
- Bottom drainage
- Concrete surface spillway, equipped with 10 radial sluices with a 15.24 m opening, 176 m long, 75 m wide and 61 m high
- Electromechanical equipment assembly building, adjacent to the plant (72 m x 60 m x h 60 m).
- Control and operation building, located between the plant and the spillway (70 m x 75 m x h 40 m).
- Drainage channel excavated in the rock, with a volume of approximately 4,700,000 m³.
- Platform for electric substation 105,000 m².
- Railway line, movement of track by approximately 9 km, including excavations, embankments and reinforcements.
- Supply of equipment and systems for the hydroelectric plant (water, fire-prevention, drainage, electrical, air conditioning, ventilation, compressed air, oil purification systems, lifts and roll-off frames, electrical and mechanical workshop, etc.), excluding the 10 generating units.
- Supply of equipment and machinery for the spillway for the 10 units, including sluices and overhead cranes.
|MAIN TECHNICAL DATA:|
|Excavations: 9,412,000 m3|
|Concrete: 1,372,250 m3|
|Metalwork: 4,320 tons|
Name of Project:
Start of works:
Corporación Venezolana de Guayana (C.V.G.), Electrificación del Caroní C.A. (EDELCA)
€2,832 million, share €1,333 million
Start of works:
23/11/2015 - News
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gave the word to start filling the reservoir at the Manuel Piar – or Tocoma – hydroelectric dam, marking the near completion of the most important infrastructure project under construction in the South American country.