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Construction of Rockfill, Claycore and Concrete Dams

Agricultural irrigation dam construction

Client: Amatheon-Agri Zambia

Description: Stefanutti Stocks Zambia completed the construction of two clay core earth fill embankments dams - the Abba Dam and the Katonga Dam - in early 2016.

The 500-metre long Abba Dam has a maximum height of 20 metres above the original ground level. The 98-metre long, single ND600mm steel outlet pipe will be encased in reinforced concrete.
The 1050-metre long Katonga Dam has a maximum height of 16 metres above original ground level. Its 80-metre long, single ND600mm steel outlet pipe will also be encased in reinforced concrete.
Between the two dams a total of:

  • 300 000m3 of material was moved; 
  • 700 000m3 of material filled; and 
  • 18 000m2 of gabions used.

Sector: Water, Sanitation & Pipelines

Agricultural irrigation dam construction - Stefanutti Stocks
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