Place

Oromia region - Ethiopia


Client

Salini Costruttori S.p.A.


Year

2008 – 2009

Description for Gibe V (Ethiopia)

Gibe V is the fifth stage of the Gibe-Omo hydroelectric cascade which includes Gilgel Gibe, Gibe II (operating), Gibe III (under completion) and Gibe IV (planned).

Main Features

  • RCC Gravity Dam (H = 78 m, L_crest = 580 m)
  • Spillway on dam body (N° 10 gates, W x H 12x19 m)
  • River Diversion Works (No. 2 culverts, D = 12 m, L = 240 m)
  • Cofferdam (H = 20 m, L = 240 m , rockfill with internal membrane)
  • Dam body Power House (No. 10 Francis turbines, IP = 10x66 MW)
  • Switchyard (200 x 150 m, 400 kV line bays)

Engineering Services

  • Reconnaissance Project
  • Feasibility Study

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