Ulu Tutong Dam

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Ulu Tutong Dam
Ulu Tutong Dam is located in Brunei
Ulu Tutong Dam
Location of Ulu Tutong Dam
Country Brunei
Location Tutong District
Coordinates 4°24′27.14″N 114°48′28.00″E / 4.4075389°N 114.8077778°E / 4.4075389; 114.8077778Coordinates: 4°24′27.14″N 114°48′28.00″E / 4.4075389°N 114.8077778°E / 4.4075389; 114.8077778
Purpose Water supply
Status Operational
Construction began 2010
Opening date February 2015 (est.)
Construction cost US$85.5 million
Owner(s) Public Works Department of Brunei
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, earth and rock-fill
Impounds Sungai Tutong River
Height 44 m (144 ft)
Reservoir
Total capacity 100,000,000 m3 (81,000 acre·ft)
Catchment area 108 m (354 ft)

The Ulu Tutong Dam is an embankment dam currently under construction on the Sungai Tutong River in Tutong District, Brunei. The primary purpose of the dam is to increase water supply in Tutong and Brunei-Muara Districts by as much as 156,000,000 m3 (126,000 acre·ft) annually.[1] When complete it will have a normal reservoir volume of 100,000,000 m3 (81,000 acre·ft) and be the largest water supply project in the country.[2] In February 2010 Sinohydro won the bid to construct the US$85.5 million project and construction began soon thereafter.[3] It was originally expected to be complete in February 2014 but the date was pushed to February 2015 due to difficulties at the construction site. The dam is owned by the Public Works Department of Brunei.[4]

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  1. ^ Norjidi, Danial (26 January 2010). "New Ulu Tutong dam to guarantee water supply". Borneo Times. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Brunei, Ulu Tudong Dam". Sinohydro. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sinohydro wins contract on Ulu Tudong Dam, Brunei". Water Power & Dam Construction. 5 February 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Begawan, Bandar (4 February 2014). "Ulu Tutong Dam completion deadline pushed back by a year". The Brunei Times. Retrieved 14 April 2014.