Salini Impregilo wins €2.5bn contract for hydropower project in Ethiopia

WCN Editorial Team 27 May 2016 AFRICA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Italian construction firm Salini Impregilo has secured a contract worth €2.5bn for the Koyash Dam hydropower project in Ethiopia.


The contract, awarded by the Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), will include the construction of a 170m-high rolled compacted dam creating a reservoir volume of 6,000M cubic metres.

With an installed capacity of 2,200MW, the facility will generate 6,460GWh of power annually.

Salini Impregilo said the new project along with GIBE III, which went into operation recently, and GERD, the Grand Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile will enable Ethiopia to become Africa’s leader in terms of energy production.

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