Project name:

Maguga Dam and Hydropower Station

Client name:

Ministry of Natural Resources & Energy, Swaziland Government

Location: Swaziland
 
Project description 

The Maguga Dam and hydroelectric power station is part of the Komati Basin Study performed in north-west Swaziland.  The study was performed in two parts and included: feasibility studies for the 105 m high Maguga Dam configured as a clay cored rockfill dam, a concrete faced rockfill dam and roller compacted concrete dam; feasibility studies for a 15 MW capacity hydroelectric power station located at the foot of the dam; studies to identify land suitable for irrigated agriculture; agronomic, economic and financial studies to identify how best to utilize water supplies from the dams; and legal studies relating to the international agreement between Swaziland and South Africa.

 

GIBB responsibilities 
  • 105 m high Maguga Dam, studied as a clay cored rockfill dam, a concrete faced rockfill dam and roller compacted concrete dam
  • Environmental, agricultural and irrigation studies

  • Feasibility studies for a hydroelectric power station at the foot of the dam

 





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