Konsko Dam Project

Konsko Dam Project

Supporting bodies, with slopes of 1:1.8, shall be constructed of rock fill – gabbro, having two transition zones toward the diaphragm (upstream and downstream), made of: rough crashed stone, of a 3 m width and maximum grain size of 250 mm, and fine stone (near the diaphragm) of a 1.45 m width and maximum grain size of 60 mm. The dam will be 79.65 m high, and in its body, the upstream cofferdam, used for protection of the construction pit.

The construction site is located in the south of the Republic Macedonia, at a 20 km distance west from the town of Gevgelija, at lower slopes of the Kozuf Mountain, on the Konska River. Activities will be carried out at altitudes between 480 masl and 550 masl.

By construction of the dam Konsko, a reservoir will be formed with a volume of 20*106m3, an area of 10, 8 ha and a length of 2.5km. The future reservoir will have a purpose of supplying the irrigation needs for a part of the Gevgelija field, with an area of 7436 ha.

Project Details

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  • Project TypeDesign - Build
  • Project LocationGevgelia, MACEDONIA
  • OwnerMinistry of Agriculture Forestry and Rural Affairs
  • Project Start27 October 2015
  • Project EndOngoing
  • Contract Value46,966,950.00 $
The project includes the below structures;
  • A rock fill dam Konsko,
  • A control and grouting gallery,
  • A diversion tunnel,
  • A bottom outlet,
  • An overflow structure (a front spillway, a chute and a ski -jump),
  • An upstream cofferdam,
  • An intake tower of the bottom outlet (headrace facility),
  • A store for disposal of dismounted gates of the tower,
  • A bridge from the intake tower to the dam crest plateau,
  • An emergency gate chamber,
  • An outlet gate house

The gallery location is in the middle part of the dam body, shifted downstream for 1,85m from the dam axis and asphalt diaphragm. From the bottom, on elevation of 475.47 masl, to elevation of 499.33 masl, the third type was designed, with adequate dimensions and a length of 128.36 m.

From elevation of 499,33 masl to elevation of 522,63 masl, the second type of control gallery was designed, with a total length of 98.31m.

From elevation of 522.63 to elevations 536.5 on the left bank and 531.5 on the right bank, the first type of gallery is envisaged, with the lowest е loading and total length of 75.68 m.


The diversion tunnel total length is Lt≈314,00m with a longitudinal slope of 2,18% and the beginning section is straight, in a length of ≈58m, and further section is a curvature with a radius of R=60m and a length of ≈75m. At the end of the curvature, there is concrete plug with a length of 9,0m. To the end section (up to the outlet gate house), the tunnel is a straight section in a length of ≈172m.

The coffer dam is a rock fill dam, with the maximum height from the river bed of Н=10m, with a clay screen, as an upstream water tight body. The cofferdam crest is with a width of B=5m and slopes of 1:3 on the upstream side and 1:1, 5 on the downstream side.

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