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Petit Saut

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Petit Saut completed
Petit Saut completed

Particulars

Owner: Electricité de France

Designer: Electricité de France

Contractor: Bec Frères, Dumez, SPIE and others (Groupement d’Entreprises BPS), Ballot, Razel, Chantiers Modernes

Statistics

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Hydropower

Reservoir capacity: 3500 m3x106

Height: 48 metres

Length: 740 metres

Volume of RCC: 250 m3x103

Total volume: 410 m3x103

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 07/89 (July 1989)

Start of RCC: 07/92 (July 1992)

End of RCC: 02/93 (February 1993)

End of Project: 05/94 (May 1994)

Country: French Guyana

River: Sinnamary

DMS Co-ordinates: 5˚3'45.39"N, 53˚2'51.28"W

DD Co-ordinates: 5.062608, -53.047577

Facings

Upstream

SlopeType
VerticalReinforced conventional concrete cast before RCC placement

Downstream

SlopeType
VerticalRCC against precast concrete panels
0.80Mechanically compacted unformed face of RCC

Spillway

SlopeType
0.80Reinforced concrete cast against precast units or slip-formed facing elements

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
 
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
120ROLAC (mixture of flyash and slag with or without limestone fines)