Polish construction firm Budimex and Spanish company Ferrovial Agroman are set to construct the Raciborz Dolny flood-control dam in southwest Poland.
The contract is valued at PLN903m (€215m).
The dam will be built on the Oder river, which runs through western Poland, and it will have a height of 11 metres.
The dam will comprise three earth dikes – one measuring 9.6km long on the left bank, one measuring 8.8 metres on the right bank, and a 4km central dam with a sluice gate.
The reservoir created after the construction of the dam will have a capacity to store 185 million cubic metres of water.
The Raciborz Dolny reservoir will be filled only during floods so as to protect the areas along the Oder between Racibórz and Wrocław, which have a population of 2.5 million.
Ferrovial Agroman’s Polish subsidiary Budimex was previously commissioned to refurbish Szczecin-Swinoujscie port in northern Poland, the Płonie Canal, en Gdansk, and the Rydzyna Reservoir, in eastern Poland.
The Raciborz Dolny flood-control dam contract will expand Budimex’s experience in executing water infrastructure projects.
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