EEPCO – Geba River Hydroelectric Plant 391 MW – Oromia - Project Profile
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Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCO) is undertaking the construction of a hydroelectric power plant in Oromia, Ethiopia.
The project involves the construction of a 391MW hydroelectric power plant. The project is planned to be developed in two phases, Geba-1 and Geba-2, with installed capacity of 226MW and 165MW respectively.
First phase involves the construction of a 226MW hydropower plant with a head of 480m. It includes the construction of a 46m high clay-core dam, a powerhouse, waterways, surge chambers, tailrace tunnels, substations, transformer bays, spillways, cofferdams, diversion tunnels and related facilities, the installation of transformers, turbines and generators, and the laying of transmission lines.
Second phase involves the construction of 165MW. It includes the construction of 70m high concrete faced rock filled dam, a powerhouse, waterways, surge chambers, and tailrace tunnels, the installation of transformers, turbines and generators, and the laying of transmission lines.
Arba Minch University has been appointed to carry out a hydraulic model test on the proposed facility.
EXIM bank of China is providing the finance for the project.
In 2005, Norplan AS (Norplan), Norconsult AS, in collaboration with SHEBELE Consult PLC and Water Works Design and Supervision Enterprise, undertook a feasibility study which was further updated in 2012 by Norplan, thereby identifying a one-reservoir scheme as the most economical alternative.
On October 23, 2008, EEPCO invited expressions of interest from firms to finance and construct the plant, with a submission date of November 30, 2008.
In September 2012, African Development Bank Group approved financing of US$100 million towards the development of the overall complex.
On September 8, 2014, EEPCO signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with a joint venture (JV) comprising SUR Construction PLC, Sinohydro Corporation and China Gezhouba Group Co Ltd to build the project.
In August 2016, an agreement was signed to begin construction activities on the project, subject to securing of required fund.
EEPCO waiting for the funds to start construction activities.Scope
The project involves the construction of a 391MW hydro electric plant in Oromia Region, Ethiopia.
The US$583 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of dam
2. Construction of a powerhouse
3. Construction of waterways
4. Construction of surge chambers
5. Construction of tailrace tunnels
6. Construction of substations
7. Construction of transformer bays
8. Construction of spillways
9. Construction of cofferdams
10. Construction of diversion tunnels
11. Installation of transformers
12. Installation of turbines
13. Installation of generators
14. Laying of transmission linesReasons To Buy