The Construction of the Sidney A. Murray, Jr. Hydroelectric Power Plant

by J. B. Lancaster, Jr., Forte and Tablada, Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '89


The project, consisting of eight 8.2m bulb turbines rated at 192MW, is located in the State of Louisiana and will use a portion of the water diverted from the Mississippi River to the Red/Atchfalaya Rivers at the U.S. Corps of Engineers' Old River Control Project. This paper describes the construction of this 500 million dollar project, started in December 1985, now 80% complete, and scheduled for completion in July 1990. Special features of the project that are presented include the description of the fabrication of the power plant structure in a New Orleans shipyard, the delivery of the structure via the Mississippi River and construction of the on-site foundations and appurtenances.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Hydro power | Steel structures | Steel construction | Project management | Concrete structures | Rivers and streams | Louisiana | United States | Mississippi River | New Orleans

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