Reinforcing and securing the Bras de la Plaine water catchment

COUNTRY / PLACE France / Réunion Island
START DATE : June 2012

Project description

Since its commissioning in 1971, this dam – 36.6m wide and 7m high overflow – has suffered considerable damage and successive reinforcement works have been carried out. In spite of these costly works, which faced particularly challenging access conditions, both the dam and counter-dam remained in very poor condition. 

Following a comprehensive analysis by SCP, which demonstrated that the profile of the weirs was not appropriate for the river’s hydraulic characteristics, SAPHIR launched a global refurbishment and reinforcement programme costing €10M.

The SCP/SECMO consortium is responsible for the full project management of all structures concerned: