COLOMBIA

Morro Azul Hydroelectric Power Plant

Owner/Client:

Risaralda Energía S.A.S

Cost of works:

USD $ 35 million

Period of Activity:

2012 - 2012

The project develops on the Risaralda River, near the municipalities of Belén de Umbría (Risaralda Department) and Anserma (Caldas Department), in central western Colombia.

— Project Description:

The Morro Azul hydroelectric power plant, with a capacity of about 20MW, will use the waters of the Río Risaralda River to generate energy thanks to the construction of a small dam, underground works and an at- grade powerhouse. The headrace tunnel will have a length of approx. 4.7km (diameter of 3.75m), with cover comprised between 70 and 400m. The project also includes an approx. 320m-long access tunnel, located in the middle of the headrace tunnel, from which the excavation will start in both directions.

— Description of Services:

Geological and hydrogeological studies and geotechnical detailed design (Phase III) of the headrace tunnel and the access tunnel.

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