Shur River Dams, Iran
- Time frame
- October 2009 - May 2011
- Shur, Iran
- National Iranian Copper Industries
- Australian Tailings Consultants and Middle East Water & Environment
- Contract type
- Subcontractor and adviser
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The Shur River dams are located in the Kerman province, at the Sar Cheshmeh copper mine
Collection of seepage water
The area is semi desert at an altitude of 2300m and the purpose of the dams are to collect seepage water from the copper tailing and from the small river for reuse in the copper production. This is a high risk earthquake area.
Rock fill embankment dams
Both dams are rock fill embankment dams with a central asphalt core. The dam heights are 80 and 27 m.
Client and projects partners
Australian Tailings Consultants and Middle East Water & Environment was the consultant for the Client, National Iranian Copper Industries Company.
Ahab Construction Company was awarded the construction contract and Veidekke became subcontractor for the asphalt core construction supplying supervision, quality control and specialized machinery.
Asphalt core works commenced in October 2009 and is expected to be completed by May 2011.