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Les Olivettes

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Les Olivettes completed
Les Olivettes completed

Particulars

Owner: Departement de l’Herault

Designer: Compagnie nationale d’Amenagement de la Region du Bas-Rhone et du Languedoc/Bec Freres SA

Contractor: Bec Frères SA

Statistics

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Flood Control

Reservoir capacity: 4 m3x106

Height: 36 metres

Length: 255 metres

Volume of RCC: 80 m3x103

Total volume: 85 m3x103

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 08/86 (August 1986)

Start of RCC: 12/86 (December 1986)

End of RCC: 10/87 (October 1987)

End of Project: 03/88 (March 1988)

Country: France

River: La Peyne

DMS Co-ordinates: 43˚33'31.65"N, 03˚17'51.73"E

DD Co-ordinates: 43.558792, 3.297703

Facings

Upstream

SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against formwork

Downstream

SlopeType
0.75Mechanically compacted unformed face of RCC

Spillway

SlopeType
0.75Traditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
 
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
130ROLAC (mixture of flyash and slag with or without limestone fines)