–Grand scandal from Ethiopia’s mega dam project reveals that nearly six billion birr is misappropriated. Sections of this page. borkena September 6,2018. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), formerly known as the Millennium Dam, is under construction in the Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia, on the Blue Nile River, which is located about 40km east of Sudan. Description for Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Ethiopia) The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam project is a majestic hydroelectric plant, which was born in the 60s from the imagination of Giorgio Pietrangeli, concerning a vast and far-sighted plan to exploit the Blue Nile potential for hydroelectric purposes and improve management of this huge water resource. The project is owned by Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCO). Salini made a claim of 3.259 billion birr and 119 million dollars for the cost it had incurred due to delays in the electro mechanical works by MeTEC, it was said. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, formerly... Jump to. This dam, 44 m high, creates a 40 Mm 3 reservoir which regulates the river flows. The dam is located in the Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia, on the Blue Nile River, to the east of Sudan. However, Ethiopia's Minister for Water, Irrigation and Electricity, Mutuma Mikasa said the construction of the dam would continue in spite of the outcome of … (AFP) The Associated Press, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Friday 22 May 2020. Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam has caused internal and external controversy from the get go in 2011. Grand Ethiopian Reinassance Dam, Ethiopia The largest dam in Africa is at the center of an intrastate conflict for the control of the Nile river basin. 7,066 were here.
The project is completed by a 15,000 m3/s capacity concrete spillway and a rockfill saddle dam 5 km long and 50 m high, both located on the left bank. Image courtesy of Ondřej Žváček . Construction of Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance dam started in April 2011. The location of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), now under construction near Ethiopia’s border with Sudan, is shown in red. METEC is behind it. Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Hydroelectric Project has caused a regional water dispute over the Blue Nile River with Sudan and Egypt. | Photo Credit: AFP The two main dam types, are Hollow Gravity Concrete Dam (main dam) and Bituminous Face Rockfill Dam (saddle dam). Map showing the full extent of the Nile with its two main branches, the White Nile, which flows from Lake Victoria, and the larger Blue Nile, which originates in the highlands of Ethiopia. The 6,000-megawatt Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, shown here in May 2016, is scheduled to begin producing electricity in 2017. Italian firm Salini Impregilo responsible for civil work and building saddle dams has relatively advanced, completing 75 percent of the project, Abraham said. A general view of the Saddle Dam, part of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Ethiopia, near Guba in Ethiopia.
The released water passes through a treatment plant with a capacity of 50’000 m 3 /day. A general view of the Saddle Dam, part of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Ethiopia, near Guba in Ethiopia, on December 26, 2019. This is a 1.9kms wide and 130mts high main dam, and 5kms of Saddle Dam with 50mts height. The 6,000MW Grand Renaissance Hydroelectric Project will be located on the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia.