Place

Lake Tana - Ethiopia


Client

Salini Costruttori S.p.A.


Year

2005 – 2011

Description for Beles (Ethiopia)

Multi-purpose project on Lake Tana, including hydropower plant and irrigation works.

Main Features

  • Lake Tana as a reservoir (V = 32'270 Mm³)
  • Headrace tunnel (L = 11 km, D = 8 m)
  • Surge shaft (H = 91 m, D = 18 m)
  • Penstock (L = 286 m, D = 6.5 m)
  • Underground power house (No. 4 Francis turbines, IP = 460 MW, E = 1'720 GWh/y)
  • No. 3 weirs for irrigation purposes

Engineering Services

  • Feasibility study
  • Basic design
  • Final design
  • Construction design
  • Consultancy during construction

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