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Chalillo

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Chalillo completed
Chalillo completed

Particulars

Owner: Belize Electricity Ltd

Designer: AMEC E&C Services Ltd.

Contractor: China National Water Resources & Hydroelectic Co. (CWHEC) - SinoHydro Co. Ltd. (11th Construction Bureau)

Statistics

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Hydropower

Reservoir capacity: 120 m3x106

Height: 68 metres

Length: 425 metres

Volume of RCC: 180 m3x103

Total volume: 210 m3x103

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 07/03 (July 2003)

Start of RCC: 03/04 (March 2004)

End of RCC: 10/05 (October 2005)

End of Project: 12/06 (December 2006)

Country: Belize

River: Macal

DMS Co-ordinates: 16˚51'41.16"N, 89˚00'48.01"W

DD Co-ordinates: 16.861433, -89.013336

Facings

Upstream

SlopeType
0.20Traditional concrete against formwork

Downstream

SlopeType
0.75RCC against formwork (GEVR/GE-RCC)  [stepped face]

Spillway

SlopeType
0.75Reinforced conventional concrete cast after RCC placement

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
3003600

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
80
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
25Natural pozzolan (ASTM Class N)