As part of a strategic cooperation between the Ministry of Water Resources of Iraq and Koop International, where the most critical water management projects in Iraq are addressed, we proudly announce the signing of a studies and design contract for the Darbandikhan Dam.
The Darbandikhan Dam is approximately 128m high and 445m wide. The reservoir holds about 7mln cubic meters of fresh water. The Dam was constructed in 1959 and has been damaged due to an earthquake in 2017. Maintenance and repair to the dam is needed, requiring the main shaft and penstock to be emptied.
Koop international is offering its maintenance services for which the construction and installation of a stop-log would allow for the emptying of the shaft and penstock. The design and a work methodology for a steel stop-log is to be made, which can be installed in the intake structure where trash racks are normally positioned. The stop logs should sustain a water pressure of approximately 50m.
In cooperation with the world-renowned Dutch company Royal HaskoningDHV, this studies and design project will be implemented to address the current critical issues of the Darbandikhan Dam.