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NameCountryOwnerPurposeRiverReservoir capacity (m3x106)Construction datesDimensionsVolumeFacingsPlacementCementitious material
StartFinishHeightLengthRCCTotalUpstreamDownstreamSpillwayLayersLiftsCementPozzolan
ProjectRCCRCCProject(m)(m)(m3x103)(m3x103)SlopeTypeSlopeTypeSlopeType(m)(m)(kg/m3)(kg/m3)
Petit SautFrench GuyanaElectricité de FranceHSinnamary350007/8907/9202/9305/9448740250410V(11)V
0.80
(7)
(16)
0.80(13)300300 120(R)

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Details

Country: French Guyana

Owner: Electricité de France

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Hydropower

River: Sinnamary

Reservoir capacity: 3500 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 07/89

Start of RCC: 07/89

End of RCC: 02/93

End of Project: 05/94

Specifications

Height: 48 metres

Length: 740 metres

Volume of RCC: 250 m3x103

Total volume: 410 m3x103

Construction Methods

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)
  
Petit Saut completed
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