A consortium led by Ferrovial Agroman and including local company MSF has been selected by Iberdrola to build the Daivoes dam and hydroelectric plant on the Támega river, in northern Portugal.

Expected to cost over EUR 90 million and be completed in 56 and a half months, the project includes construction of a 77.5m high and 264m long concrete arch-gravity dam together with a power plant housing two turbines with a total installed capacity of 118MW.

Ferrovial will also build a 388m tunnel to divert the river, and a weir 71m long and 10.5m high, located 2.2km downstream of the dam.

Daivoes is the first of four main contracts to be awarded by Iberdrola as part of the Támega river hydroelectric project and is the second to be executed by Ferrovial Agroman for the utility in Portugal in the last two years, following its involvement in building the penstock for the Gouvaes hydroelectric plant and the inspection galleries in the Alto Támega dam.