Place

Dankali depression - Eritrea


Client

Salini Costruttori S.p.A.


Year

1997 - 2000

Description for Dankel (Eritrea)

Multi-purpose project (underground hydropower plant, water supply, etc.) for the utilization of the Red Sea water.

Main Features

  • External port (Red Sea)
  • Internal port for commercial and industrial use
  • Canal A -navigable (L = 30 km, W = 15-50 m, d = 9 m)
  • Sariga Dam –rockfill (L_crest = 1.5 km, H = 18 m)
  • Canal B – navigable (L = 23 km, W = 30-60 m, d = 9 m)
  • Mendah Dam – concrete (L_crest = 300 m, H = 22 m)
  • Hydro-Power plant (IP = 500 MW, E = 1'000 GWh, No 2 Francis turbines)
  • Tailrace tunnel (L = 6 km, D = 10 m)
  • Transmission line - 132 kV (L = 480 km)

Engineering Services

  • Investigations
  • Feasibility Study
  • Master plan (preliminary project)

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