Place

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


Client

Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining


Year

2013 - in progress

Description for Jamaica 5 hydropower (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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