Refurbishment of the Bimont dam and associated infrastructure

COUNTRY / PLACE France / Provence Alpes Cote D'Azur
CLIENT Société du Canal de Provence (SCP)
START DATE : April 2015
END DATE : August 2019

Project description

The Bimont dam is a Class-A structure measuring 87 m in height and 180 m in length at its crest. It serves to secure the water supply for several communities in the Aix-en-Provence region, as well as for the irrigation of 8,000 hectares.

It supplies the Arc Valley industrial area, and satisfies 30% of demand for water in the Aix-en-Provence region and the Marseille agglomeration. The dam also plays a flood-retention role and produces electricity thanks to 2 micro-power plants.

The project aims to:

This large-scale project also comprises works on other infrastructure during the upstream phases. The list below shows the main services provided by SCP in its capacity as project manager and owner, working in partnership with Tractebel Engineering: