San Roque dam in Pangasinan completes rehabilitation

San Roque dam in Pangasinan completes rehabilitation

The rehabilitation of the spillway area in San Roque dam in Pangasinan has been completed, the National Power Corp. (Napocor) said.

The rehab followed the traces of erosion found at the base of the dam’s spillway. This was caused by scouring aggrevated by typhoons like Tyhpoons Ineng and Lando back in 2015.

“The rehabilitation project was immediately bid out and implemented in January of last year to avoid further erosion and increased rehab cost. It was substantially completed in the last quarter of 2017, three months ahead of schedule,” Napocor president and CEO Pio Benavidez said.

The rehab program will assure the integrity of the 200-meter-tall facility on the Agno River in Pangasinan.

According to Napocor, total cost of the rehab was split between Napocor-Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) and the San Roque Power Crop. (SRPC).

The two parties ensured the satisfactory condition and integrity of the dam through the conduct of separate inspections and assessments.

The San Roque Multi-Purpose Project was constructed in 1995 designed to aid the country in terms of power generation, irrigation, flood control and water quality improvement.