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Barro Blanco

General Description

The project consists of a central control house at the foot of the damn, located on the site “The Philippines” with UTM coordinates E 434,518.267, 908,060.018 N WGS-84 datum.

The project has been conceptualized with a Gravity Dam of 44.91 meters in height above the riverbed.

The reservoir level is set at elevation 103 m (According to Information Levels Tommy Guardia National Geographic Institute).

The coronation of the dam will be located at an altitude of 109 meters and will have approximately 424 meters long.

The flow rate multi-year site The Philippines, corresponding to 50.30 m3 / s.

The Eco Stream project is estimated at 3.5 m3 / s.

The Project Design Flow was estimated at 75 m3 / s.


Technical Data



Main River Project: Tabasará
Central Type: Foot of Outlet
Flow Rate: 50.30m3/s
Design Flow: 75m3/s
Ecological Flow: 5.03m3/s
Dam Height: 44.91m
Chute Type: Free Front Type
Forced Pipe: Diameter of 2.75m
River which discharges: Tabasará
Installed Capacity: 28.56MW (2 x 13.14MW + 1 x 1.98MW)
Turbogroups: 2 Kaplan + 1 Francis
Interannual Media Generation: 124.83GWh/year
Normal Operating Level: 103msnm
Level of Discharge: 60.00msnm
Gross Fall: 43.00msnm














The project works are located in the districts of Veladero and Bella Vista, District Tole, Chiriqui and use the waters of Tabasará to generate electrical energy.

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