Project

FIGUEIRA GORDA DAM & SUPPLY NETWORK

Category

Hydraulic Engineering and Dams

Client

Conduril - Engenharia CV

Location

Santiago Island, Cape Verde

Services year

2014

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FIGUEIRA GORDA DAM & SUPPLY NETWORK

Hydraulic Engineering and Dams

Gravity dam in mortar bonded stone for water retention to supply agriculture watering, irrigating for a total of 60 ha. Faveta dam characteristics:
. Maximum height above foundations of 34,7 m and crown with total length of 60,5 m;
. Bleeder sized for a maximum flow of 363,0 m3/s, consisting of a single free discharger (type Creager) by the discharge channel on the badges below the dam, ending a ski jumping hill;
. Bottom discharge (Ø500 mm) inserted in the dam body and sized for a maximum flow of 2,3 m3/s;
. Water supply for irrigation (Ø400 mm) in the upstream face of the dam.
The irrigation water system uses a main conduit FFD cast iron (Ø500 mm), with 2 valves in high density polyethylene (Ø160 mm), one for each bank of the river.

Provided services

Preliminary design, detailed design and technical assistance.