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Capanda

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Capanda completed
Capanda completed

Particulars

Owner: Ministry of Energy and Oil of P. R. Angola

Designer: Institute ‘Hydroproject’, Moscow, Russia

Contractor: VO “Technopromexport” and Odebrecht J.V. (Consortio Capanda)

Statistics

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Hydropower

Reservoir capacity: 4795 m3x106

Height: 110 metres

Length: 1203 metres

Volume of RCC: 757 m3x103

Total volume: 1154 m3x103

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 02/87 (February 1987)

Start of RCC: 10/89 (October 1989)

End of RCC: 05/92 (May 1992)

End of Project: 12/07 (December 2007)

Country: Angola

River: Kwanza

DMS Co-ordinates: 09˚47'41.77"S, 15˚28'01.87"E

DD Co-ordinates: -9.794936, 15.467186

Facings

Upstream

SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against precast concrete panels with geomembrane

Downstream

SlopeType
0.70Slip-formed/extruded facing elements
 RCC against precast concrete blocks

Spillway

SlopeType
0.70Reinforced concrete cast against precast units or slip-formed facing elements

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
400400

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
70
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
100Milled sand