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Ituango Dam Recovery Project in Colombia

15 November 2023


2 min

The Ituango Dam, also referred to as the Pescadero-Ituango Dam or Hidroituango, is an embankment dam currently under construction on the Cauca River near Ituango in Antioquia Department, Colombia.


Once its eight turbines are operating, the dam located amid mountainsides and known as Hidroituango will have an installed generating capacity of 2.4 GW.


Right diversion tunnel
In the underground area, 58 of 63 micropiles were installed that will allow the construction of the pre-plug and the final plug, an activity that requires precision and safety more than speed.

The Ituango Hydroelectric Project has recovered on its different fronts. Before the contingency there was an 84.3% progress of work. After the event, the Project stood at 59.6% and at this time 82.3% is reached, which demonstrates EPM’s commitment to fulfill the country with the promised energy and always prioritizing in its order: the life of the communities and the workers, the care of the environment and the recovery of the Project.


What did iPS contribute to this project?

iPS candidates have been involved in the following scopes of work:

Our team of Deckhand Riggers have been applying their skills as a team to conduct inspections, maintenance and repairments in various components on the structure of Pescadero-Ituango Dam. All while safely and efficiently performing rigging operations for lifting and moving heavy equipment, machinery, and materials. This involving cranes, hoists, ropes, and pulleys.


As for our catering staff, it is composed by a Chief Cook who is in charge of overseeing and managing various aspects of the camp’s catering operations. Night and day cooks, who collaborate with management in order to plan menus that meet the dietary needs and preferences of the personnel on site. This by collaborating as a team alongside the stewards, who work hard to maintain cleanliness, orderliness, and efficiency in the kitchen. Their responsibilities primarily focus on supporting the Chief Cooks, and Cooks. As well as, ensuring a hygienic and organized work environment. They have all been working together to provide meals day and night, to the crew on site.


Image source: DCN


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