Koldam Hydroelectric Project

Koldam Hydroelectric Project

India

Location: Sutlej River, Mandi district, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Client: NTPC Limited (National Thermal Power Corporation)

Contractors: Italian-Thai Development Public Company Limited (ITD)

This 800 MW Koldam Hydropower Project consists of an embankment dam.

Encardio-rite was selected to provide the geotechnical instruments for monitoring of this prestigious project. The instrumentation work was carried out successfully which consisted of monitoring the dam and commissioning an automatic data acquisition system. NTPC was quite appreciative of the instruments as the monitored data helped them in taking many critical decisions during filling of the dam.

Instrumentation installed included a piezometer, strain gage, prism targets, multipoint borehole extensometers (electronic; 2, 3 and 5 points), plumb lines, joint meter, temperature meter, portable readout units, an automatic data acquisition system and seismographs.