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    Adama wind farm project

    The Adama II Wind Farm, a power generating project which has been jointly implemented by two Chinese companies, namely HYDROCHINA and CGCOC, since July 2013 is nearing completion.

    project will have the capacity to generate a total of 153 megawatt of electricity upon going fully operational which makes it the largest ever in the country and three times the capacity of the previously completed Adama I Project.

    Sugar factory constraction project

    Omo sugar corporation is working vigorously to raise the nation’s current sugar production capacity remarkably so that the nation will greatly benefit from the sector. And, according to the survey conducted at a national level on the water resource & canal development opportunities, it is proved that the country has a potential of more than 500,000 hectares of land suitable for sugarcane plantation .

    The upper & lower areas of Beles River, areas of South-West of Lake Tana called Upper Dinder, areas along Tekezzie River & its tributaries around Welkayit & Humerra, valleys of Anger River - Negiesso, central Genallie River and Barro-Gillo rivers of Gambella are among some of the areas suitable for sugar cane plantation.

    Gilgel gibe hydropowe r project

    The 1,870MW Gilgel Gibe III (Gibe III) hydroelectric power project was constructed on the Omo River in Ethiopia’s Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region State (SNNPRS).

    It is the largest hydroelectric power plant in Ethiopia with an estimated production capacity of 6,500GWh a year.

    The project includes a 243m roller compacted concrete dam, the first of its kind in Ethiopia and one of the tallest in the world.

    Gibe III was launched in July 2006, with the first unit starting its trial-running generation in September 2013. It was fully commissioned in December 2016.

    State-owned public utility enterprise Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) is the developer of the project, which cost €1.47bn (approximately $1.83bn).

    Ashengoda wind farm project

    Ethiopia is a country benefiting from an abundance of wind energy resources in every region. The Ethiopian government recognized the potential for harnessing this natural resource to help maintain economic growth through the energy sector and to become a major regional exporter of energy by diversifying electricity generation.

    Located in Ashegoda near Mekelle in the Tigray region, approximately 780 km north of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, this 120 MW wind farm supplies electricity to more than 3 million Ethiopians.
    Ashegoda wind farm is the biggest wind farm in sub Saharan Africa, consisting of 84 wind turbines including 30 Vergnet GEV HP 1MW turbines, 54 Alstom Eco 74 turbines of 1.67 MW and an GE-Grid substation connected to the national grid (230 KV/130 MVA).

    Grand Ethiopian renaissance hydropower project

    Two power stations with 16 Francis turbines generate 375 MW power with a total installed power of 6,000 MW and estimated production of 15,200 GWh per year

    At the end of the works, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will be the largest dam in Africa: 1,800 m long, 145 m high and with a total volume of 74,000 million m³.

    Genale dawa hydropower project

    Genale Dawa (GD3) is one of the largest hydropower dam projects currently being undertaken by Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP). It is being designed and constructed by the Chinese Corporation, CGGC with MWH undertaking the role of Owner's Engineer.

    This presentation will give an overview of Ethiopia's current push to grow its economy and improve the living standards of its population by developing its large potential for hydropower to drive an increase in trade and industry and provide electricity to rural communities. It will then describe in greater detail the GD3 scheme and, in particular, the design and construction of the 110m high Concrete Faced Rockfill Dam (CFRD) and its appurtenant structures as well as the challenges faced from working in a remote location with a diverse project team.