EPS contractor for cascade hydro power plants scheme in Bolivia
Description of project:
Cascade of two high-head power plants (38 & 52 MW installed capacity) with headponds in the Bolivian Andes, close to La Paz. Each plant consists of a small dam with reservoir, power intake, 3.5 km long pressure tunnel, 1.3 km long penstock with surge tank and powerhouse. The water conveyance of the lower plant (La Chojlla) also includes a cut and cover pressure conduit of approx. 500 m in length.
In a Joint-Venture, ÅF acted as EPC contractor for the construction of the project. Our services consisted mainly of the execution design and construction supervision of the dams, and the complete water conveyance systems of both plants (Cacapi and La Chojlla).