• hydropower plants project - consultants engineers - Portland, St. Thomas, St. Catherine, Trelawny, St. Thomas; Jamaica, Central America - photo
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  • Jamaica reconnaissance
  • Jamaica plant
  • Jamaica Negro River
  • Jamaica existing weir
  • Jamaica river Sanish

Jamaica (Jamaica)

Hydropower Plant

Place:

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

Customer:

Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining.

Year:

2013 – in progress

Project Description:

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
    • A 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 Service:
  • Prefeasibility studies
  • Feasibility studies
  • Investigations
  • Environmental and social impact assessment