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Baixo Sabor Dam, Bragança, Portugal

Comfortable and safe working at height
Located in Torre de Moncorvo, in the Portuguese district Bragança, this big river was the only on the Iberian Peninsula remaining without dam.

Description

Located in Torre de Moncorvo, in the Portuguese district Bragança, this big river was the only on the Iberian Peninsula remaining without dam.

The 50 km long reservoir has two power stations located in the Sabor River. They are going to generate 170 MW of power and an annual electricity production of 444 GWh.

ULMA Solution

For the construction of this 127 m high and 505 m long dam, ORMA, BIRA and ENKOFORM V-100 vertical formwork was used. Single-sided climbing brackets were used, in addition to supplies of shoring systems, BRIO Modular Scaffolding and BRIO Ladder. More than 860,300 m3 of concrete were poured.

Working at great height was conducted by following the highest safety standards. G Climbing Brackets and Climbing Brackets 2000 enabled the installation of large working platforms remaining horizontal at all times regardless of the inclination of the dam wall.

ULMA's experience in such works made it possible to give best advice to the customer and to use the most appropriate products for each and one application.

The reliance on logistics centres and the assembly near the building site made it possible to meet the agreed stringent deadlines.