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MCWSG – The Falls Dam Upgrade – New Zealand - Project Profile

MCWSG – The Falls Dam Upgrade – New Zealand - Project Profile


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The Manuherikia Catchment Water Strategy Group (MCWSG) is planning to undertake a dam project in New Zealand.

The project involves the upgrade of a dam. It will include the construction of a tunnel, downstream and upstream cofferdams, power and derivation tunnels, spillways, access roads, a temporary downstream bridge and related facilities.

In May 2013, a Request for Proposal (RFP) was issued by MCWSG to provide feasibility study.

In November 2013, MCWSG secured US$1.5 million loan to conduct a feasibility study.

Golder Associates has been appointed as environmental consultant and Opus International (NZ) Ltd as study consultant.

On March 1, 2016, due to change in design to create a rock-filled concrete dam instead of one made from solid concrete the project value reduced from US$96 million to US$53 million.

On the basis of local people interest, MCWSG will determine which dam option is viable i.e the low option would involve raising the height of dam, whereas the medium and high options would require a new dam to be built at the same site.

Feasibility studies have been completed.


The project involves the upgrade of a dam in Manuherikia Catchment near St Bathans, New Zealand.

The US$53 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of tunnel

2. Construction of downstream and upstream cofferdams

3. Construction of power and derivation tunnels

4. Construction of spillways

5. Construction of access roads

6. Construction of related infrastructure

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