SOGAMOSO Hydroelectric Project 820 MW

Sogamoso Hydropower Project includes a concrete-face rockfill dam on the Sogamoso River near Bucaramanga in northern Colombia.

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Project: SOGAMOSO Hydroelectric Project
Company: ATB Riva Calzoni
Location: Colombia
Category: Hydropower Project
End User: ISAGEN
Period: 2011-2014

The hydropower plant has an installed capacity of 820 MW which increased Colombia's generating capacity by 10%. Construction of the dam began in February 2009 and the first hydro turbines-generator was commissioned in December 2014.

List of main equipment:

  • 3 penstocks
  • 4 spillway radial gates
  • 3 power intake gates
  • 1 bottom outlet steel lining
  • 1 bottom outlet radial gate
  • 1 bottom outlet slide gate
  • 3 draft tube gates
  • Stoplogs, Trashracks and Cranes