AMOG Consulting is a joint finalist with State Water Corporation and Geotechnical Engineering in the Sydney Engineering Excellence Award for work on the Burrendong Dam temperature control structure.
The Burrendong Dam project is a finalist in the following categories:
- Engineering for regional communities
- Environment and heritage
The installation of a temperature control structure at Burrendong Dam in Central West NSW is set to benefit communities along the Macquarie River and improve river health by enabling warmer water from the surface of the dam to be released downstream instead of cold water from the bottom of the dam.
The $4m project involved the installation of a flexible, cylindrical curtain around the intake tower of the dam below the surface of the water, which can be raised and lowered depending on the water level of the dam and downstream requirements.
The resultant change in downstream river temperature is set to greatly enhance survival rates for native fish, improve river ecology and boost recreation and tourism in towns along the river.
The curtain technology is an engineering first for Australia, the first of its type in the world, and may be implemented at other dams across the state following this project.
AMOG has played a key role in the concept design and performance assessment of the structure as well as in the design review and construction support.
AMOG will be a joint presenter at the ANCOLD conference in October in regards to the development of the temperature control structure.