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Kafue Gorge Lower (KGL)

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Particulars

Owner: Kafue Gorge Lower Power Development Co. Ltd.

Designer: Power China/SinoHydro

Contractor: Power China/SinoHydro Co. Ltd. (11th Construction Bureau)

Statistics

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Hydropower

Reservoir capacity: 83 m3x106

Height: 140 metres

Length: 397 metres

Volume of RCC: 1300 m3x103

Total volume: 1530 m3x103

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 09/15 (September 2015)

Start of RCC: 06/18 (June 2018)

End of RCC: 12/19 (December 2019)

End of Project: /20 ( 2020)

Country: Zambia

River: Kafue

DMS Co-ordinates: 15˚50'31.54"S, 28˚27'10.07"E

DD Co-ordinates: -15.842094, 28.452797

Facings

Upstream

SlopeType
0.20RCC against formwork (GEVR/GE-RCC)

Downstream

SlopeType
0.75RCC against formwork (GEVR/GE-RCC)

Spillway

SlopeType
0.75Reinforced conventional concrete cast after RCC placement

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
60
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
112Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)