Place

Cordoba - Argentina


Client

Panedile Argentina S.A.I.C.F. e I., Società Italiana per Condotte d'Acqua S.p.A. - Rome


Year

1973 - 1985

Description for Rio Grande (Argentina)

Hydroelectric Plant with Pumped Station.

Main Features

  • IP = 750 MW, max gross head = 204 m, Qt = 500 m³/s, Qp = 312 m³/s
  • Main dam: zoned earth fill with impervious central core (H = 104 m, Crest L = 410 m, V = 3.6 Mm³)
  • Saddle dam - zoned earth fill with impervious core (H = 50 m, Crest L = 1.475 m, V = 1.6 Mm³)
  • Underground power house (L = 105 m, Width 25 m, H = 47 m, N° 4 Francis turbine/pump reversible units - 187.5 MW each)
  • Surge shaft (H = 62 m, A = 1,012 m²)
  • Tailrace tunnel - and headrace for storage pumping (L = 5,315 m, A = 200.60 m²)
  • Access tunnel to underground power station (L = 1,800 m)
  • Spillway (Q = 2,100 m³/s)
  • Intake works and penstocks

Engineering Services

  • General consultancy and supervision of the entire scheme with full technical responsibilities and approval of all the projects, supervision of construction, special studies
  • Construction design of all works excluding : embankments (Panedile Argentina), hydraulic equipment (Allis Chalmers), electrical equipment (Brown Boveri), mechanical equipment (IMPSA)

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