Hydropower & Water Resources

Laúca River Diversion, Angola

The construction of two diversion tunnels and the diversion of the River Kwanza has created conditions for the subsequent construction of the dam for the 2,067 MW Hydropower Plant Laúca. In total, 1,021 m of tunnels, with an internal diameter of 14 m, were excavated by drill-and-blast. Rock support was provided by steel-fibre reinforced shotcrete and rock bolts. Lahmeyer assisted the client during tendering and tender evaluation, and was awarded a contract to review and approve the structural drawings for execution and provided construction management and supervision.more


Laúca Main Works, Angola

In 2013, The Angolan Government has started the construction of the Laúca Hydropower Project with an installed capacity of 2,067 MW, presently one of the largest hydropower projects in Africa. As a member of an International Consortium, Lahmeyer was contracted for the design review and supervision of the dam, hydraulic power circuit and the powerhouse, including the electro-mechanical equipment. Lahmeyer will give assistance during commissioning and initial operation as also for the supervision during the first year of the warranty period.more


Capanda Hydropower Plant, Angola

The construction of the Capanda dam was initiated in 1982, but due to military conflicts the works stopped in the 1990s. After the resumption of the construction works the first units started going into operation in 2004. The power station contains four Francis Turbines with a capacity of 130 MW each. The dam is a roller compacted concrete (RCC) type with a maximum height of 110 m. more


Extension of the Pumped Storage Plant Vianden, Luxembourg

The pumped storage plant Vianden is situated in the area of Luxembourg's eastern border with Germany on the river Our and was commissioned in 1964. It was built as underground hydroelectric power station, consisting of 9 horizontal ternary power units. An additional power unit (pump turbine, "10th unit") was commissioned in 1976 in a separate shaft power station. Both plants are used to cover peak load demands.more


Hydropower Station Merowe, Sudan

The Merowe Dam and Hydropower Station is located on the Nile River, downstream of the 4th, about 350 km north of Khartoum.more


Geotechnical Investigations for the Pumped Storage Plant Waldeck 2, Germany

The Waldeck 2 pumped storage plant, with a capacity of 2 x 240 MW, is situated downstream of the Edertal Dam to the West of Kassel and was built between 1969 and 1975. more


Hydropower Project Baglihar, India

The Baglihar Hydropower Project represents a milestone in the development of the rich hydropower resources of the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Baglihar is one of a series of projects planned or under construction on the Chenab River whose live storage volumes are constrained by the Indus Water Treaty between India and Pakistan.more


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