BAKHTIARI DAM AND POWER PLANT
PERIOD: Commenced in June 2005
EMPLOYER: Iran Water and Power Resources Development Company
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: Double curvature concrete arch dam, height 315 m from foundation, foundation height 10 m, crest length 509 m, foundation width 50 m, crest width 10 m, reservoir capacity 4845 million cubic meters, reservoir surface area 58.7 km2, reservoir length 59 km.
LOCATION: In lower part of Bakhtiari river in Lorestan Province and in southwestern slopes of Zagros Mountains
STAGE: Construction of diversion system and access ways
MOSHANIR’S ROLE: Implementation of the second phase designs, engineering services as well as supervision on construction work of dam and power plants
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS: The world’s tallest double curvature concrete arch dam 315 m in height, the country’s second largest artificial reservoir after Karkheh with a capacity of 4.8 billion cubic meters at normal elevation, negligible damage caused by the reservoir in terms of social issues, power plant capacity 1500 MW.
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