Ludeke Dam, Pumpstation and Rising Main

Project value: US$ 32 million Size/capacity: 14.5 million m³

The Mbizana Regional Bulk Water Supply Scheme includes a dam, raw water pump station and a combination of steel and uPVC pipeline. This large dam is a Category III clay-cored rock-fill dam 40 m high, with a main embankment length of 240 m and earthworks volume in two embankments of over 500 000 m3, storing 14.5 million m³ of water. The pump station delivers 1 100 m³/h to a head of 320 m through Ø 500 mm pipes over a length of 14 km. MBB was responsible for the entire project from detailed feasibility through to construction monitoring and commissioning.