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September 04, 2019

Design of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance RCC Main Dam

Giorgio Pietrangeli Alberto Bezzi Claudio Rossini Alessandro Masciotta Davide D’Alberti

 

Introduction

 

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) Project is located 700 km northeast of the Ethiopian capital of Addis Abeba, in the Benishangul – Gumaz region, along the Blue Nile River. The Ethiopian Electric Power company (EEP) is the employer, Salini-Impregilo SpA the EPC Contractor and Studio Pietrangeli Srl the designer. The plant, with its 6’000 MW of installed power and 15.7 TWh of annual energy production, is one the most important projects in the Ethiopian Government’s commitment to meet the country’s present and future power requirements. The hydropower plant is currently under construction. When completed, GERD will be the largest plant in Africa.

 

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