DREDGING THE BASIN OF A DAM WITH HYDROELECTRIC POWER STATION

2018 COLOMBIA

Project description

DRAGFLOW supplied complete equipment for dredging the dam of a hydroelectric power station in Colombia. An ideal solution for high depth dredging.

The problem

A Colombian hydroelectric plant needed to remove sand and sludge that have been accumulating at the bottom of the dam wall.

The solution

DRAGFLOW supplied an electric dredge pump EL606S with high depth package as the customer required to dredge up to 45m below water level.

Moreover, a spring driven reel has been supplied for the automatic recovering of the 60m electric cable of the pump. The reel, together with the electric control panel, was installed at the top of the dam wall.

DRAGFLOW equipment has been the best solution for this job as the hydroelectric plant did not need to stop any electricity production during all dredging operations.