Storglomvatn Asphalt Core Dam, Norway

Time frame
1994 - 1997

Svartisen, Nordland county - Norway
Statkraft S
Contract type
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The contract for the construction of the asphaltic concrete cores in Storglomvatn Dam and Holmevatn Dam, both on the Svartisen Hydroelectric Scheme, was signed in June 1993.

The site is situated on the Arctic Circle beside one of Norway’s major glaciers. Storglomvatn Dam is one of the world's highest asphaltic core dams, with a core height of 120 meters.

The width of the asphaltic core at the bottom is 95 cm, decreasing gradually to 50 cm, which is maintained for the top 50 meters. Both Storglomvatn Dam and Holmevatn Dam were completed on schedule in 1997 after four seasons, despite severe weather conditions, with frecuent rain and snow.

The Storglomvatn Dam reservoir is Norway’s biggest, measuring 3.468 mill. m3, with its regulation height of 120 meters.

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