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BAUER Group was awarded with the Cut off Walling works for the Polavaram Dam in India

BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH received another major project in September. In joint venture with its Indian partner L&T GeoStructure, the company was awarded to build a cut off wall for the Polavaram dam in India. The project is worth in excess of EUR 60 million.


The Polavaram dam, which will be constructed in the east of the country in the state of Andhra Pradesh, will provide water and electric power supply for the region. The specialist foundation work includes the creation of 68,000 square meters of cut off wall with a length of 1.5 kilometers down to a depth of 110meters. Two duty-cycle cranes, MC 96 with a grab and MC 128 with a BC 40 trench cutter, will be used by Bauer.

Work on the project is to begin in November with the mobilization of the construction site and should be finished by the end of 2017.

"This assignment reinforces our leading position as the world's technical leader in the construction of cut off walls and as a competent partner for dam projects," says Professor Thomas Bauer, Chairman of the Management Board of BAUER AG.

In addition, BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH in South Asia, received a new project in the Kingdom of Bhutan. The company successfully completed the cut off walling works for the dam of the Punatsangchhu I hydro-electric power plant in 2012. Now, as a follow-up contract, Bauer will drill around 140 foundation piles and 38 secant piles with a diameter of 2 meters and a depth of up to 65 meters to stabilize the adjacent slope. Two BAUER BG 40s will be used for this. The project is worth around EUR 9 million and begins in October 2015 with completion planned by the middle of 2016.

Source: BAUER Aktiengesellschaft; Bauer Group