Multi-Purpose Use of Socorridos – Expansion of the Holding capacity at Serra da Água - Tunnels at Encumeada and Canal do Norte

Work Owner

E.E.M. - Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira, S.A.


Madeira - Portugal

Type of Work

Hydraulics and Maritime



These works involved increasing the water-holding capacity (to 50,000 m³) created by the existing aqueduct tunnels at Encumeada (14 m² of cross-section and 3000 m in length) and Canal do Norte (8.5 m² of cross-section and 2,600 m in length).