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Hydroelectric power

Iran

The Masjed-E-Soleiman dam near the city of Ahwaz in Khuzestan is a 187m high rockfill and clay core construction, 13Mm 3of water.

Halcrow's role as a technical advisor involves checking instrumentation; performance of the structure; procedures for impounding and contractural issues.

Construction of the £534M dam plus underground power station is in its final stages after seven years and electricity from the first 100MW capacity hydroelectric power plant turbine units should be on stream by the end of the year. Construction has just started on another 100MW hydroelectric plant at the dam.

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