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Estangento-Sallente Powerhouse Cavern

  • Walter Wittke


The Estangento-Sallente Pumped Storage Scheme is located in the Pyrenees mountains in Cataluna, Spain (Fig. 28.1). It is equipped with four units which have a total output of 406 MW.


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  1. 28.1.
    Wittke, W.; Soria, J.L.: Exploration, design and excavation of the powerhouse cavern Estangento Sallente,:Spain. In: Proc. 5th Congr. ISR,M, Theme C, Melbourne 1983.Google Scholar
  2. 28. 2.
    Soria, J.L.; Wittke, W.: Design and construction of an underground powerhouse in rock subjected to high horizontal stresses. in: Proc. óth Nat. Rock Mech. Symp., Aachen 1984, Geotechnik Special Issue 1985 (ed. by the DGEG), 115–129.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Wittke
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  1. 1.Institut für Grundbau, Bodenmechanik, Felsmechanik und VerkehrswasserbauRWTH AachenAachenGermany

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