Place

Portland, St. Catherine, Trelawny, St. Thomas - Jamaica


Client

Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining


Year

2013 - in progress

Description for Jamaica 5 (Jamaica)

This project includes prefeasibility and feasibility studies for five small hydropower plants in Jamaica.

Main Features

  • Morgan’s River:
    • No. 2 Weirs/Intake (H/L = 15 / 50 m, 30 / 94 m)
    • Low pressure pipe (L = 3.9 km, D = 0.75 m)
    • High pressure penstock (L = 1.5 km, D = 0.75 m)
    • Power House (No. 1x2.3 MW, Pelton type)
  • Negro river:
    • Weir/Intake (H = 15 m, L = 60 m)
    • Low pressure pipe (L = 700 m, D = 0.6 m)
    • High pressure Penstock (L = 1400 m, D = 0.6 m)
    • Power House (No. 1x0.9 MW, Pelton type)
  • Spanish River:
    • Diversion dam (H = 30 m, L = 110 m)
    • Open Channel (W = 1.8 m)
    • Waterway Tunnel (L = 600 m, D = 2 m)
    • Penstock (L = 350 m, D = 1.4 m)
    • Power House (No. 2, 1.5 + 0.6 MW)
  • Rio Cobre:
    • Rehabilitation of existing Weir (H = 6-12 m, L = 40 m)
    • Headrace Canal (L = 35 m)
    • Power House (No. 1x1 MW, semi-Kaplan)
  • Martha’s Brae:
    • Diversion Weir
    • Open Canal (L = 2700 m)
    • Power Tunnel (L = 750 m, A = 10 m2)
    • Steel Penstock (L = 250 m, D = 2,7 m)
    • Power House (No. 2x2.5 MW, Francis)

Engineering Services

  • Prefeasibility studies
  • Feasibility studies
  • Investigations
  • Environmental and social impact assessment

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