KGAL will be exhibiting and presenting a paper at Africa 2019, the 3rd regional conference for water storage and hydropower development in Africa, this time on 2-3 April in Windhoek, Namibia. Hear about our ongoing work at Kariba Dam in the conference session and come to say hello to us on stand 39 in the technical exhibition.
KGAL has been selected to undertake an inspection and assessment of all the water control structures under the management responsibility of DFI Rivers, where we will examine all structural, mechanical and electrical components at each of the structures. We are to supply detailed reports on their condition and provide recommendations for the cost of repairs, along with a maintenance plan.
KGAL is currently providing independent technical advisory services on the MEICA scope of work, helping to take the project from the concept and options phase through the specification and contract documentation preparation, on to the commercial launch of the project in early 2019.
Russ Digby and Ken Grubb gave an evening presentation to the British Dam Society at the ICE headquarters in Great George Street, London, on 14th January. Their talk covered many mechanical, electrical and control issues that are directly relevant to the use of gated structures within dams. The lecture was shown live in various BDS national hubs and is also available online to ICE members at https://www.ice.org.uk/eventarchive/aspects-of-dams-london.
KGAL has been appointed by BC Hydro to carry out a Reliability Assessment for the new low level outlet gates at Strathcona Dam in British Columbia, Canada.
KGAL has been appointed to inspect, survey and condition assess the two intake control gates and intake bulkhead gates at the 360MW Ffestiniog pumped storage scheme in North Wales.
Nick Crosby, Associate Director, gave a presentation to PIANC UK in London on 30th November 2018. Nick leads the PIANC Working Group on small hydropower in waterways.
Another meeting of the PIANC working group 197 was held in Nimes, France on the 13th/14th November. There was also a site visit to CNR on the Rhone River, France.
A visit to Tajikistan took place in early November to investigate the diving activities of the main client for our Golovnaya Hydroelectric Powerstation Rehabilitation contract.
KGAL has been retained by Swiss consultants, Stucky, to complete further works associated with the refurbishment of the Kariba Dam spillway on the Zambesi River on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia.