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Lower Diamphwe (Malawi)

Multi-purpose hydroelectric project

Place:

Lilongwe - Malawi

Customer:

Ministry of Water Development and Irrigation

Year:

2013 - in progress

Project Description:

This project includes the Lower Diamphwe Multi-purpose Dam and associated structures for supply of water to Lilongwe and the surrounding areas

Main Features:
  • RCC Dam (H = 25 m, L = 960 m, V = 150'000 m³)
  • Spillway (L = 170 m, Q = 1.800 - 3.500 m³/s)
  • Water supply intake ( H x W = 1.4 x 1.4 m)
  • Irrigation intake (H x W = 0.8 x 0.8 m)
  • Pipeline (L = 80 km, D = 500 – 1'100 mm)
  • Irrigation Scheme (A = 1,000 Ha)
Engineering Service:
  • Review of feasibility studies and preliminary design
  • Detailed designs
  • Bid documents