PRESS RELEASE 30 Jun 2009
Pöyry awarded rubber tube dam assignment in Algeria
PÖYRY PLC Press release 30 June 2009 at 2.00 p.m.
Pöyry has been awarded a contract for engineering, delivery, erection and commissioning of a rubber tube dam project in Algeria. The project covers derivation of the Sebgag River in the province of Laghouat and is built for the National Irrigation and Drainage Authority (ONID). The value of the assignment is about EUR 1 million.
The rubber dam "Khneg Sidi Brahim" is the first one in the country. It will have a total length of 50 meters with a total height of approximately 6 meters and a storage capacity of up to 5 million cubic meters. Its objective is to mobilise water resources allowing irrigation of agricultural surfaces downstream of the dam. The rubber dam is the first of its kind in Africa. Pöyry has installed more than 150 rubber tube dams in Europe and Asia.
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