Completed Projects


  Project Name        Victoria Dam and Hydropower Project
  Location within Country Theldeniya, Sri Lanka
  Start Date (Month/Year)  1981
  Completed Date  (Month/Year) 1985
  Client  Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka  

Description of Project :

The project comprised construction of a 122m high double curvature mass concrete arch dam with a crest length of 520 m, gated spill ways, bottom outlets and stilling basin. The power tunnel and intake is 5.7 km long and 6.2m in diameter. The Power Station included a switch yard and substation and had an initial capacity of 3x70 MW with provision for 3 further 70 MW machines as stage 2.

Description of Services Provided:

The main consultancy services for the head works of the project were provided by internationally reputed foreign consultancy firms which were selected by the donor country. CECB played the role of local counterpart to these consultancy firms. Technical staff of CECB assisted in the planning, investigation and design and construction supervision works. The CECB was solely responsible for the project management and design and supervision of the peripheral works of the project which included relocation of roads, towns and villages and provision of infrastructure services. CECB also advised and assisted the Client, the Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka in the management of the projects.