Ecuador

Paute Dam

Radial cable crane system operates in Ecuador for the construction of the Paute Dam.

  • The Paute Dam was constructed by the means of radial cable crane systems of the company “Thyssenkrupp AG” in 1978. In 2020 LCS took over the technology of cable crane systems for the construction of dams and distributes them exclusively worldwide.

    The two radial cable crane systems for the Paute Dam in Ecuador had the special feature of a machine carriage, which is normally used for parallel cable crane systems. However, the unfavourable terrain conditions at the fixed point did not allow the usual arrangement of a fixed machine house with lifting and crab travel winch at the fixed point. Therefore, the lifting and crab travel winch are arranged in the machine carriage running on the radial track.

Customer

Impregilio S.P.A. Milano

Project owner

Paute Dam

Location

Ecuador

Year

1978

Number

2

Span

555 m

Lifiting height

270 m

Payload

27.5 to / system

Travel speed

6 m/s

Lifting Speed

1.5 m/s

Lowering Speed

2.15 m/s

Working area

circle sector, arc length 175 m

Total cubic capacity

1,200,000 m³