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NameCountryOwnerPurposeRiverReservoir capacity (m3x106)Construction datesDimensionsVolumeFacingsPlacementCementitious material
StartFinishHeightLengthRCCTotalUpstreamDownstreamSpillwayLayersLiftsCementPozzolan
ProjectRCCRCCProject(m)(m)(m3x103)(m3x103)SlopeTypeSlopeTypeSlopeType(m)(m)(kg/m3)(kg/m3)
Porce IIColombiaEmpresas Públicas de MedellínHPorce21111/9412/9609/0003/01123425130514450.10(14)0.35
0.75
(14)*0.75(13)300300132
120
88
80
(N)

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Details

Country: Colombia

Owner: Empresas Públicas de Medellín

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Hydropower

River: Porce

Reservoir capacity: 211 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 11/94

Start of RCC: 11/94

End of RCC: 09/00

End of Project: 03/01

Specifications

Height: 123 metres

Length: 425 metres

Volume of RCC: 1305 m3x103

Total volume: 1445 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
0.10Slip-formed/extruded facing elements
Downstream
SlopeType
0.35Slip-formed/extruded facing elements  [stepped face]
0.75 
Spillway
SlopeType
0.75Reinforced concrete cast against precast units or slip-formed facing elements

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
132
120
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
88Natural pozzolan (ASTM Class N)
80 
Porce II completed
Porce II completed

 

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