ACT 600 liter Grout Unit

Location

Advanced Construction Techniques
Wolf Creek Dam Project
Jamestown, Kentucky, USA

SIZE / CAPACITY
4.5 m3/hr

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Conceptual Design
  • Structural/Mechanical Engineering
  • Design & Supply of Control System
  • Supply/Fabrication of all Equipment
  • Commissioning and Training

SUPPLIED EQUIPMENT

  • 600 liter Colloidal Mixer
  • 2000 liter Agitation Tank
  • Progressive Cavity Pump with VFD
  • Basic Control System including Water Flow Meter and Counter
  • All Required Piping and Valving
  • MCC Control Panel
  • Framed Skid

Construction of the Wolf Creek Dam, on the Cumberland River near Jamestown, Kentucky, began in the 1940’s for flood damage reduction and hydropower production. In late January 2007, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers placed the dam under a ‘high risk’ for failure designation and proposed a grout curtain and new concrete diaphragm wall to provide a long-term solution to solve, or control, the worsening seepage problem.

ACT was awarded the contract to implement the grout curtain and subsequently asked Team Mixing Technologies to design and construct a larger capacity grout mixing and pumping unit suitable for the job.

The unit provided consists of an electric powered 600 liter high shear colloidal mixer, agitation tank and progressive cavity pump, all custom mounted on a framed skid, with forklift pockets, for ease of transport around the site.