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Busalletta (Italy)

Gravity dam

Place:

Busalla - Italy

Customer:

PHASE 1: Acquedotto Nicolay S.p.A. - Genoa

PHASE 2-3: Mediterranea delle Acque S.p.A.

Year:

1965 - 1986

1991 - 2002

2005 - 2008

Project Description:

Dam built to provide a reservoir for the urban water supply of Genoa. The concrete gravity dam is a special structure on deformable foundations

Main Features:
  • Gravity dam (H = 50 m, L = 222 m, V = 155'000 m³)

  • Spillway on dam crest (Q = 230 m³/s)

  • Bottom outlet (Q = 50 m³/s, L = 211 m, D = 2.4 m)

Engineering Service:

PHASE 1:

  • Preliminary design

  • Final design

  • Supervision of construction (with full technical responsibility)

  • Consultancy during trial impounding and operation

 

PHASE 2:

  • Preliminary and Final design of the outlet works

  • Supervision of Construction

 

PHASE 3:

  • Preliminary design for reservoir augmentation