Geotechnical Works
Transports

SOCORRIDOS PUMPING STATION AND RESTORATION TUNNEL

INFORMATION

CLIENT:
Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira

SERVICES:
Geological and Geotechnical Study
Execution’s Project
Work’s Geotechnical Consultancy

BEGINING:
2004

CONCLUSION:
2006

LOCATION:
Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal

DESCRIPTION

Pumping station in cave inserted into the volcanic rock mass, with 26,5m height, 12,5m wide and 44m of length.
The Reservoir-tunnel with a length of about 1.300m cross section with 7m by 5m for the daily storage of 40.000m3 of water fueled by the Hidroelctric-power of Socorridos.
The auxiliary tunnel to access to the reservoir-tunnel and to the pumping station with a development of 75m and cross-section with 5,5m by 5,5m. The rock mass is formed in the upper part by slope deposits and alluvial formations with large blocks and in the lower part by basalt and breccia formations.