1st Edition

A Practical Guide to Construction of Hydropower Facilities

ISBN 9780815378051
Published March 26, 2019 by CRC Press
428 Pages 89 B/W Illustrations

USD $169.95

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Book Description

This book deals with the narratives of water to watt, which includes elementary conceptual design, modern planning, scheduling and monitoring systems, and extensive pre- and post-investigations pertaining to hydropower facilities. It also includes explorations to ensure aspects of dam safety evaluation, effective contract management, specialized construction management techniques, and preferred material and equipment handling systems. Special emphasis is placed upon health, safety, environmental, and risk management concepts. The book discusses a standard QA/QC system to measure and assure quality and an environmental impact assessment to reach the set target in the stipulated timeline within the approved budget.

Key Features:

  • Offers comprehensive coverage of hydro-structures and practical coverage from an industry perspective
  • Helps readers understand complexity involved in large-scale interdisciplinary projects
  • Provides good insights on building procedures, precautions, and project management
  • Includes project planning, construction management and hydropower technology, QA/QC, HSE, and statutory requirements
  • Illustrates how to integrate good constructability/buildability into good design for the best monetary value

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 01 Introduction

1.1 Introduction to Objectives, Scope & Outcomes

1.2 Out comes

1.3 Theme & Philosophy

1.4 Concept of Hydro Power Project

1.5 Global Status of Hydro Power

1.6 Definition of Hydro Power

Chapter 02 Planning, Project Cost Estimation and Future of Small Hydro Power (SHP) Large Hydro And Its Various Schemes

2.1 Global Definition & various rated capacity of SHP

2.2 Type of Facilities & its applicability

2.3 How small scale Hydro is utilised world wide:

2.4 Planning Of Small Hydro Power (SHP)

2.5 Benefits of Small Hydro Power(SHP)

2.6 Project Cost Estimation and Future of SHP

2.7 Type of Major Hydro Project

Chapter 03 Concept of Forces Acting on Gravity Dam & its Stability

3.1 Terminology and Some Definitions Related to Gravity Dam

3.2 Concept of Forces Acting on Gravity Dam

3.3 Requirement of Stability

3.4 Forces acting on dam

3.5 Category of Forces to be resisted by Dam

3.6 Assumptions for Consideration of Stability

3.7 Load Combination

3.8 Reaction of Foundation

3.9 Resistance against over turning

3.10 Sliding Resistance

3.11 Factor of Safety

3.12 Discussion on Earthquake Engineering of Dam

Chapter 04 Contract & Administration Management

4.0 Introduction

4.1 Component of Contract Management

4.2 Function of Contract Management

4.3 Type Of Contract

4.4 Item Rate Contract

4.5 Cost Plus Contract

4.6 Turn Key Contract

4.7 Estimation and Tendering process of Concrete Gravity Dam

4.8 Type of Estimates

4.9 Start-up, Testing, Pre- Commissioning and Commissioning

4.10. Start-up

4.11 Liquidation of Punch List.

4.12 Performance Test 106

4.13Project Closed out Report

Chapter 05 Site Mobilisation and Kick-Off

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Infrastructure Development by Project Authority.

5.3 Role of Construction Manager

5.4 Planning for Mobilization and Kick-off Meeting

5.5 Site Mobilisation

5.6 Initial Site Activities

5.7 Blasting Operation in Stone Quarry

Chapter 06 River Diversion

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Diversion Requirement

6.3 Method Of Diversion

6.4 Various River Diversion

Chapter 07 Reinforcement Cutting and Bending Yard

7.1 Purpose

7.2 Type of Steel used in civil engineering work

7.3 Planning and setting up Bar Bending Yard

7.4 Splicing and its types

7.5 Setting up Bar Bending Yard

Chapter 08 Investigation & Exploration of Dam & Reservoir Site

8.1 Fundamental

8.2 Dam site Investigation

8.3 Geological Exploration

8.4 Stages of Geological Explorations

8.5 Permeability Assessment of Foundation

8.6 Definition of Grout and Determination Grout holes

Chapter 09 Construction Methodology of Dam Foundation and Technology of its Foundation Treatment

9.0 Foundation

9.1 Layout of Foundation

9.2 Identification and Removal of over burden

9.3 Geological Mapping

9.4 Foundation Treatment

9.5 Consolidation Grouting in foundation area

9.6 Discussion on procedure of Grouting, Grouting Material& Equipment

9.7 Curtain Grouting

9.8 Dental Treatment of Fault zone, Shear Zone

9.9 Case Study

9.10 FAQ on Grouting Grout pressure, multistage grouting, permeability test etc

9.11 Technical Discussion on Karst or Sink Holes

9.12 Sink Hole/Karst topography is a matter of concern for Hydel Project

Chapter 10 Concrete and its application in concrete gravity dam

10.1 Group of Concrete

10.2 Classification of Concrete with type of cement used

10.3 Classification of concrete as per weight

10.4 Grades of Concrete

10.5 Some special concrete

10.6 Classification of Concrete Mix

10.7 Parameters that control Character of Concrete

10.8 Mix Design and its requirement

10.9 Example of Mix Design of Mass Concrete

10.10 Batching and Placement of Concrete




Chapter 11 Design Requirement For Temperature control in Mass Concrete

11.1 Concept of Mass Concrete

11.2 Significance of Thermal Stresses in Mass Concrete

11.3 Concept of Thermal Cracking

11.4 Parameters initiates in rise of temperature

11.5 Computation of Temperature of Concrete

11.6 Methodology of Controlling Temperature in concrete

Chapter 12 Joints in Concrete Structures

12.0 Introduction

12.1 Type of Joints

12.2 Construction Joint in Dam construction

12.3 Construction Joint in Tunnel Construction

12.4 Construction Joint In Bridge

12.5 Contraction Joints in Concrete Structures

12.6 Expansion Joint

12.7 Cold Joint in Concrete

12.8 Sealant Material

12.9 Repair of Cracks and Grouting Procedure

Case Study: Repair of Bauxite Secondary Crusher Foundation.

Analysis Technique on Water Permeability in Concrete with Cold Joint considering Micro Pore Structure and Mineral Admixture

Analysis Technique on Water Permeability in Concrete with Cold Joint considering Micro Pore Structure and Mineral Admixture

Chapter 13 Quality Assurance and Quality Control(QA/QC)

13.0 What is Quality

13.1 Quality Assurance

13.2 Quality Control

13.3 Quality Policy

13.4 Quality Manual

13.5 Job Procedure

13.6 Indicative Inspection and Test Plan

13.7 Records are to be maintained at Site

Chapter 14 Health, Safety & Environment HSE

14.0 Introduction

14.1 Purpose

14.2 Safety Policy

14.3 Safety Oath

14.4 Action Plan

14.5 Risk and Hazard Assessment

14.6 Controlling Measures

14.7 Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment of Dam work.



Chapter 15 Fabrication and Erection of Steel Structure & Penstock

15.1 Fabrication

15.2 Material

15.3 Plans and Drawings

15.4 Fabrication Procedure

15.5 Welding Procedure

15.6 Shop Fabrication

15.7 Glimpse on Penstock Fabrication

Chapter 16 Environmental Assessment of Hydro Power Project

16.0 Introduction

16.1 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA

16.2 EIA Process

16.3 Role in EIA Process

16.4 Effectiveness of EIA

16.5 Benefit of ETA

16.6 Cost Of ETA

16.7 Environmental Impact Due to Construction Hydro Power Project

16.8 Terms of Reference of Hydro Power Project

16.9 Anticipated Impact, Mitigation Measures and Environmental Management Plan.

16.10 Application Prior Environmental Clearance

16.11 Case Study

Chapter 17 Estimation & Cost Analysis of Hydro Power Project

17.1 Introduction

17.2 Process of Capital Cost Estimate of Hydro Project

17.3 Break Down Cost Percentage

17.4 Levelised Cost of Electricity(LCOE)

17.5 Determination of Tariff of Hydro Power Project

Chapter 18 Hydro Electric Power House

18.0 Hydro Electric Power House

18.1 Classification of Power House

18.2 Function Of Power House

18.3 What does a Power House need to accomplish these activities

18.4 Lay out of Power House and its dimensions

18.5 Hydraulic Turbine,Heads & its types

18.6 Selection of Turbine

18.7 Setting of Turbine

18.8 Selection Procedure of Turbine

18.9 Example

18.10 Generator and Driving System

18.11 Rating and various characteristics

18.12 Components of Hydro Generator

18.13 Control System

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Suchintya Kumar Sur is Visiting Professor at Jaipur National University and former Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at Jaipur Engineering College and Research Centre. He had also served as Vice President (Construction) at M/s Reliance Industries Ltd, Mumbai and Manger Construction at Engineers India Limited, New Delhi, and SDO in North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd, Shillong. He has expertise in the construction of a major hydel project in Limestone Valley and was instrumental in completion of the world’s largest grassroots oil refinery and oil refining hub in Jamnagar, India in record time which became a landmark of Indian success in the global market. He is equally adept in handling of mechanical underground and above ground piping networks with high temperature and pressure, along with erection and commissioning of dynamic, static, and rotary equipment’s. He has flair in earthquake engineering and design of RCC structures.

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