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Gibe III

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Gibe III completed
Gibe III completed

Particulars

Owner: Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP)

Designer: unknown

Contractor: Salini - Impregilo SpA

Statistics

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Hydropower

Reservoir capacity: 14690 m3x106

Height: 246 metres

Length: 630 metres

Volume of RCC: 6200 m3x103

Total volume: 6400 m3x103

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 04/08 (April 2008)

Start of RCC: 12/11 (December 2011)

End of RCC: 10/15 (October 2015)

End of Project: /16 ( 2016)

Country: Ethiopia

River: Omo

DMS Co-ordinates: 6˚50'50"N, 37˚18'06.04"E

DD Co-ordinates: 6.847222, 37.301388

Facings

Upstream

SlopeType
0.25RCC against formwork (GEVR/GE-RCC)

Downstream

SlopeType
1.00RCC against formwork (GEVR/GE-RCC)  [stepped face]

Spillway

SlopeType
1.00RCC against formwork (GEVR/GE-RCC)  [stepped face]

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
400400

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
70  to
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
45  toGround-granulated blast-furnace slag