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SediCon presentation at ASIA2018 Conference, Vietnam

SediCon was present at the “Seventh International Conference and Exhibition on Water Resources and Renewable Energy Development in Asia” in Danang, Vietnam.

Our Project Engineer Javier Zamora was one of the speakers in the “Sediment Management” session, presenting the sediment handling strategies implemented by SediCon at Indrawati III’s settling basing in Nepal.

The hydropower plant Indrawati-III was facing severe sediment deposition in the headworks, especially during monsoon periods. The sediment was frequently deposited in the desilting chambers, leading to frequent closing of the power plant to clean the desilting chambers.

Under these challenging circumstances, two innovative and environmentally friendly systems were designed, provided, installed and commissioned to handle the sediment income in the desilting chamber of the project: The SediCon Sluicers and the SediCon Dredge. The SediCon Sluicer is a fixed system on the bottom of the desilting chamber, while the SediCon Dredge is a movable suction head that allows sediment removal at any location of the desilting basin.

The systems were tested in July 2017, ensuring their performance and showing a capacity of 1,630 ton of sediments per hour for the SediCon Sluicer and 105 ton of sediments per hour for the SediCon Dredge.

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