LINVILLE DAM ESSI PROJECT

Project Location: Morganton, NC

Owner: Duke Energy

GC: Phillips & Jordan

Engineer: HDR Engineering, Inc. of the Carolinas

Project Revenue: $973,000.00

Project Start and End Date: 2013-2014

THE CHALLENGE

Excavation for the rehabilitation of the downstream side of the dam with the deepest subgrade 138 ft. below the normal pool of the lake.

THE SOLUTION

Griffin provided expertise and oversight for the design and installation of an eductor system, wellpoint system, and sumping system for the deep excavation at the toe of dam.

58 eductor wells were installed to obtain the required drawdown and allow for construction of a safe and stable excavation.

THE GRIFFIN DIFFERENCE
Griffin’s experience in high-risk dam and levee excavation was critical in determining the safest and most cost-effective dewatering solution.