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Macagua II Hydroelectric Project

Macagua II Hydroelectric Project

Location
Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela
Client
C.V.G. Electrification del Caroni, C.A.
Contract Value
$427,200,000
Completion Date
1996
Market Sector
Dam & Hydro
In 1988, Atkinson began work on the Macagua II Hydroelectric project in Ordaz, Venezuela. The project included the construction of a 2,580 megawatt hydroelectric facility and a 15,000 square-meter, seven-story remote visitor’s center, as well as the construction of a 12-gate spillway, concrete gravity dam with intake structures for the powerhouses, concrete non-overflow transition structures, and two bridges carrying a national highway. 
 
Over an eight-year construction period, the project’s owner decelerated and then accelerated the project several times. Atkinson’s adaptive management techniques brought the project to a successful completion despite a number of challenges.

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