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Norconsult wins supervision contract for Ghana dams, weirs

Norconsult has signed a contract with the Ghana Water Company Ltd for further services on the Dam Safety and Rehabilitation Project, Norconsult announced.

The project aims to improve the safety of 10 dams and weirs nationwide in the first phase (and a further 5 in the second phase), including implementing engineering measures that have been defined in detail in a design report prepared previously by a consortium led by Norconsult. That report also dealt with the raising of dams, where feasible, to increase reservoir storage volumes. An accompanying dredging report similarly provided the scope and relevant details of dredging to be carried out under the project.

The continuation of the project involves construction supervision, environmental monitoring and contract advisory services. The works will be divided into 3 zones across the country; each zone will have an assigned resident engineer and support through several clerk of works. A central project office established with Norconsult's local partner in Accra will support the work zones with specialist advisors, technicians and overall project management.

The project is expected to start in November 2010 and will have a duration of 15 months in Phase 1.

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