Guaguí Dam

Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

  • Client: National Institute of Hydraulic Resources (INDRHI)
  • Date: January 2001 - December 2001
  • Contract: US$ 42,500,000.00
  • Constructor asociado: N/A

Construction of this dam had multiple benefits. It provided storage for 50 million m3 of water and a guaranteed supply for the La Vega Aqueduct. Also, it allowed for the conversion of 12,700 new “tareas” (nearly 8 million square meters, as 1 tarea equals 628 square meters) for agricultural production and the production of 12.5 GWh per year. The project also facilitated drainage control from the Camú River basin, reducing flooding in a large area, specially in the communities of Jima Abajo and La Vega (La Vega Province); Cevicos and La Mata (Sánchez Ramírez Province); and in Arenoso, Villa Riva, Hostos, Agua Santa del Yuna and Cristo Rey de Guaraguao (Duarte Province). Lastly, once the project was completed, it provided enough clean energy to save the country from having to import 22,482 barrels of oil and avoiding the emission of 7,869 tons carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Services provided by the firm:

• Design for the construction of civil works

• Construction of civil works
• Engineering and detail design during construction
• Preparation of “as built” drawings