Type: Roller Compacted Concrete Dam (RCC)
Construction Date: April 2008 - August 2011
Location: Ladysmith KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
S 28.311635° E 29.579374°
Bramhoek Dam, situated below the mountains near Ladysmith, Kwa-Zulu Natal, is 39m high Roller Compacted Concrete Dam (RCC), with a 335m crest Length. The dam structure forms the lower reservoir of the Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme. Structure includes a free crest spillway with a crest length of 40m over RCC.
Bramhoek dam was constructed by Bedford/Bramhoek Dams Joint Venture (BDJV) and has a capacity of 26.7 million m³ and an active storage volume of 19.1 million m³.
Bramhoek Dam Instrumentation consists of the following:
Instruments installed in and around the Dam Embankment are intended to monitor:
Installed Instruments Specification:
Designers: Steward Scott Incorporated (SSI), Arcus Gibb and Knight Piésold
Consulting Engineers: Braamhoek Consultants Joint Venture (BCJV) comprises three of the country's mayor consulting firms bramhoek_damly SSI, Arcus Gibb and Knight Piésold
Contractors: Concor Roads & Earthworks, Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO), Edwin Construction and Silver Rock (BDJV)
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