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Owner: ICE (Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad)

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NameCountryOwnerPurposeRiverReservoir capacity (m3x106)Construction datesDimensionsVolumeFacingsPlacementCementitious material
StartFinishHeightLengthRCCTotalUpstreamDownstreamSpillwayLayersLiftsCementPozzolan
ProjectRCCRCCProject(m)(m)(m3x103)(m3x103)SlopeTypeSlopeTypeSlopeType(m)(m)(kg/m3)(kg/m3)
Peñas BlancasCosta RicaICE (Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad)HPeñas Blancas204/0007/0101/0207/0248211120170V(1)0.80(1)*0.80(12)3003009035(N)

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Country: Costa Rica

Owner: ICE (Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad)

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Hydropower

River: Peñas Blancas

Reservoir capacity: 2 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 04/00

Start of RCC: 04/00

End of RCC: 01/02

End of Project: 07/02

Specifications

Height: 48 metres

Length: 211 metres

Volume of RCC: 120 m3x103

Total volume: 170 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against formwork
Downstream
SlopeType
0.80Traditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]
Spillway
SlopeType
0.80Reinforced conventional concrete cast after RCC placement

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
90
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
35Natural pozzolan (ASTM Class N)
  
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