Next BDS evening meeting

Our next BDS evening meeting will be on Monday 22nd November 2021 at 6:00pm. The meeting titled “Hydropower Extension Projects at Tarbela Dam, Pakistan” will be presented by Brian B Darling, Mark D Gill and Gonzalo Montilla Castro (Mott MacDonald).

The presenters will discuss:

  • The arrangement for the 5th Extension Hydropower Project
  • Ongoing sediment management and how raised intakes are being adopted to extend the life of the reservoir
  • Construction and commissioning of the T3 and T4 raised intakes plus the plans for the T5 raised intake
  • Construction challenges and lessons learned from the 4th Extension Project and how these are being applied to the 5th Extension Project.
  • How Physical and CFD models of the Dal Dara channel have been used conjunctively to confirm the operability of the tailrace culvert and canal system whilst ensuring the safety of the existing spillway plunge pools
  • Recent photos from site showing the construction stage of the 5th Extension Project and comparing these to the 4th Extension Project

This meeting will be held live at the ICE (1 Great George Street, London) and also online. Refreshments will be served from 5.30pm, however, the ICE have not yet reopened the bar and therefore will be no bar facilities after the meeting.

PLEASE NOTE: The ICE requires that attendees, either in person or online, register in advance of the event so that refreshments can be organised and so that online viewing links can be emailed in advance. Please use the link on the BDS Events Calendar page to register.

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