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Nadarivatu Hydroelectric Scheme

Providing 20% of the island's electricity needs through the development of one power station

  • 42MW

    Power Station

  • 30m

    Concrete Gravity Dam

  • 20%

    Of Electrical Needs

  • Vitu Levu, Fiji

    Vitu Levu, Fiji

A 30-metre high gravity dam, two kilometres of tunnels, and five kilometres of transmission line in this 42-megawatt power station

The 42-megawatt Nadarivatu Hydropower Station, located in the remote central area of Viti Levu in Fiji, reduces the country’s dependence on costly, imported diesel and provides 20 per cent of the island’s electricity needs.

Stantec provided full design services covering all aspects of the project from geotechnical and materials investigations, hydrology and flood assessment, mechanical, electrical, transmission line and switchyard, communications and controls, through to civil, structural, construction supervision and commissioning.

The Nadarivatu project consists of a 42-megawatt power station encompassing two vertical pelton turbines providing 103 gigawatt hours of electricity annually.

The project is comprised of: a 30-metre-high concrete gravity dam, including three radial gates and two sluice gates; two kilometres of tunnels, including intake structures and screens; a 1.5-kilometre-long, two-metre-diameter buried steel penstock pipeline; and a 132-kilovolt, five-kilometre-long transmission line connecting to the existing Fiji transmission system through a switching station.

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  • SinoHydro Corporation
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Fiji Electricity Authority
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