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2.4-GW Ituango Hydro project.

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Heightening the dam wall, which has reached 418 m above sea level downstream from the plant and 403 m upstream and is expected to reach a final height of 435 m in the first quarter of 2019. Additionally, cement injections have been completed to strengthen the contact between the massif and dam. And work is advancing to install a concrete and bentonite screen to guarantee the dams impermeability.

EPM is working tirelessly on the recovery of the Ituango hydroelectric project, a country project that will supply 17% of the energy that Colombia needs to continue growing while contributing to the quality of life of millions of people Next up are plans to close the turbine rooms, which were opened in May to prevent catastrophic flooding. Timing here depends on rainfall, the behavior of the dam following installation of the above-mentioned screen and the progress of work to unblock a tunnel and auxiliary spillway gallery.

Cement injection tests are being carried out to determine the effectiveness of the initial consolidation treatment of the gravel inside the right diversion tunnel, with an aim to proceed with its pre-plugging. In turn, in the left diversion tunnel downstream of the final plug, the infiltration water is being pumped. The entrances of the diversion tunnels are currently blocked due to a collapse that occurred in late April.

Project completion date : 2019-12-31 12:00:00

Major organization : EPM

Address : Carrera 58 #42-125, (Medellin, Colombia)

Country :Colombia

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Publication:Mena Report
Geographic Code:3COLO
Date:Dec 11, 2018
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