Dam maintenance and repairs: What is at stake?

A dam failure, resulting in an uncontrolled release of the reservoir’s contents, can have a devastating effect on the people, property and infrastructure downstream.

It is essential to carry out regular inspection and maintenance together with design assessments that take account of any updated loadings. This ensures early identification of any deficiencies regarding overall stability, local defects or water leakages.

Early recognition of any issues allows the engineering of project-specific repairs that mitigate the risks without any major impact on the dam’s operation.

How VSL can help you

VSL combines a local presence with global know-how to deliver tailored solutions to address the needs of owners and operators in terms of inspection, dam maintenance and repairs.

What are the VSL dam maintenance and repairs solutions?

  • Inspection of ground anchors
  • Inspection of prestressed gate trunnion thrust blocks
  • Injections to fill any cracks
  • Retrofitting of ground anchors and customized post-tensioning solutions for dams, penstocks or rock foundations
  • General structural strengthening and pressure relief
  • Jet grouting and installation of cut-off walls
  • Solving complex access requirements and the development of heavy lifting schemes for major maintenance projects
  • Monitoring

Solutions that can be combined with Repairs

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