La Romaine 2 dam, Canada, Quebec

Time frame
Summer 2011 - autumn 2013
Scope

Address
La Romaine, Quebec
Constructor
Hydro Quebec
Architect/consultant
Contract type
Subcontractor and adviser
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Veidekke obtained a contract for Hydro Quebec at La Romaine-2 hydro power development in Eastern Quebec.

The contract consists of supplying advisory personnel, services and specialized machinery.

Veidekke was engaged by Hydro Quebec as advisor and later as contractor for the asphalt core construction at the Nemiscau-1 dam in 2008. This small dam was built with an asphalt core in order to prove that the technique could successfully be implemented in Quebec, Canada. The construction and the results obtained were successful and Hydro Quebec decided thereafter that the dikes and dam at La Romaine-2 also should be designed as asphalt core dams.

The La Romaine-2 development is the first of four power stations to be developed on the La Romaine river. This first development consists of a power station and building of one major dam and five dikes. Construction work on the dam and dikes shall commence in summer of 2011 and shall be completed by end of 2013.

 

 

 

Main dam

Dike A2

Dike B2

Dike D2

Dike E2

Dike F2

Dam height

109 m

31 m

26

45

38

80

Dam crest

496

144 m

115

728

407

425

Dam volume 10m

4436

83

70

709

209

2205

Asphalt volume m

16500

1500

713

6190

2170

10600

Asphalt thickness

0.85-0.5 m

0.5 m

0.5 m

0.5 m

0.5 m

0.75-0.5 m

Upstream slope

1:1.6

1:1.8

1:1.6

1:1.6

1:1.6

1:1.6

Down stream slope

1: 1.45

1:1.45

1:1.45

1:1.45

1:1.45

1:1.45

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Vahid Afsari-Rad

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vahid.afsari-rad@veidekke.no