Contract awarded for Portugal hydropower plant

WCN Editorial Team 13 Jan 2017 EUROPE ENERGY & UTILITIES

A Ferrovial Agroman-led consortium has been awarded a contract by Iberdrola to construct the Gouvães hydroelectric plant on the Tâmega river in northern Portugal.

The scope of the contract includes the construction of the underground main machine hall (120m long, 20m wide and 44m high) to hold four 220MW generators, and the underground transformer hall (80m long, 17m wide, 14m high).

In addition, Ferrovial Agroman will be responsible for digging 5km of galleries and eight vertical shafts measuring up to 320m.

The latest contract represents the third contract awarded by Iberdrola to Ferrovial’s construction subsidiary within the Tâmega River Hydroelectric Complex.

The 80M project will be complete in 47 months. The consortium also includes local company MSF.

* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.and MSF

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