PRESS RELEASE 7 Sep 2009
Pöyry awarded rehabilitation of thirty-two dams in Sri Lanka
PÖYRY PLC Press release 7 September 2009 at 2.00 p.m.
The Ministry of Agricultural Development and Agrarian Services of the Government of Sri Lanka has awarded Pöyry a consultancy services contract for the safety assessment, design of rehabilitation works and preparation of tender documentation for thirty-two existing dams. Pöyry's share of this assignment, to be financed by the World Bank, is about EUR 4.5 million and includes an option of supervision of remedial works for selected dams.
The study and design phase will be completed by 2012 and will cover the evaluation of the present condition of the 32 dams, studies to determine the remedial works needed, and detail design for tendering. Implementation of remedial works for selected schemes will last from 2011 to 2012.
The dams are used principally for irrigation storage but also for water supply, flood control and hydropower generation. The oldest of these dams are embankments, which have now been in operation for nearly 2000 years; the newest ones are the large multi-purpose dams built on the major rivers in the 1980's and 1990's.
Pöyry has many years experience of the study and design of dams, hydropower schemes and irrigation works in Sri Lanka.
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Additional information by:
Vilho Salovaara, BA President, Hydropower, Pöyry Energy Oy, Finland
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