El Chaparral hydroelectric project is located in the northwestern part of El Salvador, which is one of the hydroelectric plants owned by CEL (Electric Commission of El Río Lempa), the salvadoran energy company. The project began studies in the 2000s and to date is in the final phase of construction and equipment. Rodio Swissboring El Salvador, as a company established in the country for more than 60 years, was contracted directly for the completion of specialized works for the hydroelectric plant.
The main activities of the project consisted of:
- Waterproofing grouting screen, contact grouting and vertical drains.
- Slurry Wall on Right Margin.
- Works on Loading Chamber.
CEL (Comisión Eléctrica de El Río Lempa)
Amounts of Work:
30,000 ml of grouting – Grouting and Vertical Drains.
9,500 m2 of 800mm Slurry Walls.
160,000 m3 of Earthworks – Slurry Wall.
12,500 m2 of Geomembrane – Loading Chamber.
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