Place

Oromia region - Ethiopia


Client

Enel hydro


Year

1995 - 2003

Description for Gilgel Gibe (Ethiopia)

Hydroelectric power plant (IP = 200 MW) including rockfill dam, underground power house and auxiliary works.

Main Features

  • Rockfill Dam with bituminous upstream facing (H = 40 m, L = 1'600 m, Embankment volume V = 2.5 Mm³, bituminous face A = 105.000 m²)
  • Spillway (No. 4 gates 12x8.5 m, L = 48m, Q = 2'250 m³/s)
  • Power Tunnel (L = 8.8 km, D = 5.5 m)
  • Surge Shaft (H = 110 m, D = 14 m)
  • Underground Power House (83x22, 5x41 m, No. 3 Francis turbines, IP = 3x66,7 MW)

Engineering Services

  • Feasibility study
  • Final design
  • Tender documents
  • Tender supervision (in collaboration with ENEL, ELC)
  • Supervision of construction (in collaboration with ENEL, ELC)

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