In early 2008, GEOKON, INC.’s Canadian division, GKM Consultants, was awarded a major contract to provide the instrumentation system for the Tsankov Kamak Dam in Bulgaria. Tsankov Kamak Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant, located near the town of Devin, is a concrete arch dam, with double curvature and a height of 130.5 m. Its length at crest is 468 m, volume content is 465,000 m³ and reservoir cross capacity is 110,900,000 m³.
In co-operation with Petko Slavov, GEOKON’sBulgarian Representative, GKM Consultants provided instruments to measure seepage, stress, displacement, temperature, foundation pressure, seismic acceleration, weather parameters and more. In addition, a complete automatic monitoring system was deployed inside the dam through a fiber optic communications network.
GEOKON, INC./GKM Consultants also provided Vista Data Vision (VDV) data visualization software to facilitate management of all data gathered. The VDV system displays data as graphs and tables through a special mimic board, which makes it much easier for site Engineers and Operators to monitor the dam’s behavior. The same information is also accessible anywhere, via the Internet, using the VDV web browser module.
For additional information, please contact: Stéphane-Éric Thivierge, ing. | GKM Consultants
Petko Slavov | Bulgaria