Tigrai Online Jan. 07, 2013
French power equipment and train manufacturer Alstom to supply $325 million Equipment for the Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia.
French power equipment and train manufacturer Alstom SA (ALO.FR) Monday said it signed a contract to supply hydropower equipments worth 250 million euros ($325 million) to the Grand Renaissance dam in Ethiopia.
Alstom signed a contract with Metals & Engineering Corporation (METEC) to supply turbines and generators for the hydro power plant of the Grand Renaissance dam, located on the Blue Nile in Ethiopia. The power plant will be operated by EEPCO.
Alstom will supply and supervise the installation of all electromechanical equipment for the plant, including eight 375-MegaWatt turbines and eight generators for the first phase. The contract also includes engineering and power plant commissioning.
When completed, the Grand Renaissance power plant, with a total output of 6,000 MW, will be the largest hydro project in Africa and a priority for the Ethiopian government.
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The Dam is on of the largest dams in the world and the largest in Africa. When it is completed Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam will have the largest man made lake in Ethiopia. The dam being constructed in Guba Woreda of Benishangul Gumz State will have capacity to generate 6000MW electric power.