CESI was commissioned by Enel Green Power to design the interventions aimed at increasing the discharge capacity and the structural safety of Letino concrete gravity Dam. Letino is a lake in the province of Caserta, in the Campania region, in Italy.
In order to comply with the requests of the control authority GDD of the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, the project included the following hydraulic improvements, which led to triple the discharge capacity and to allow the safe discharge of a 1000 years return period flood:
In the same way, structural safety was increased by means of the following measures:
Particular attention was paid to the constructability aspects, due to the large number of activities foreseen in the project and the necessity to plan them in order to maximize safety aspects and minimize times of realization.
Once again, this project showcases CESI’s expertise and commitment to improve the status of Italian dams, facing both problems connected to hydraulic aspects and those related to structural safety.