Ermenek dam - Design and execution of the grout curtain

J. Linortner*, G. Jung, G. Zenz

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Abstract

Currently an Austrian-Turkish Consortium is constructing the 300 MW Hydro Power Plant Ermenek in Turkey. The dam is located in a mega-block (olistolith) of Nadire limestone. This highly karstified limestone is embedded in an impervious melange of ophiolitic rocks. In order to achieve the water tightness of the reservoir, the grout curtain has to withstand more than 220 m of water pressure. The design and execution of the grout curtain with interims evaluation of the success of grouting works is subject of this report. Start of impounding is scheduled for May 2009.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRock Engineering in Difficult Ground Conditions - Soft Rocks and Karst - Proceedings of the Regional Symposium of the International Society for Rock Mechanics, EUROCK 2009
Pages797-802
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventRegional Symposium of the International Society for Rock Mechanics: Rock Engineering in Difficult Ground Conditions - Soft Rocks and Karst, EUROCK 2009 - Dubrovnik, Cavtat, Croatia
Duration: 29 Oct 200931 Oct 2009

Publication series

NameRock Engineering in Difficult Ground Conditions - Soft Rocks and Karst - Proceedings of the Regional Symposium of the International Society for Rock Mechanics, EUROCK 2009

Conference

ConferenceRegional Symposium of the International Society for Rock Mechanics: Rock Engineering in Difficult Ground Conditions - Soft Rocks and Karst, EUROCK 2009
Country/TerritoryCroatia
CityDubrovnik, Cavtat
Period29/10/0931/10/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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