ETHIOPIAN DAM CONTRACT

Company: Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
Project: EEPCO (Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation) – Ethiopia

Tratos Cavi Spa has been awarded the multi million pound contract to supply theGrand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam with low and high voltage cable.
The new EEPCO (Ethiopa Electric and Power Corporation) dam, which is due to be completed in 2017, is located on the Nile River in North Western Ethiopia and will be the largest in Africa with the capacity to hold up to 66 billion cubic metres of water and generate15,100 Giga WH per year. It will feature two powerhouses at the foot of the dam, one either side of the river, housing ten and five Turbine Units each.
Tratos was awarded this prestigious contract by Salini Costruttori Spa as a result of the quality of its cable which has to work under high ambient temperatures, its ability to meet the customer’s tight schedule and because of Tratos’ positive environmental record.
The environmental impact of the new dam has been a major consideration for all parties, with Salini employing clean technology and looking for suppliers who are able to demonstrate a genuine commitment to reducing their environmental impact.

 

 

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