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Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project (GERDP)

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Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project (GERDP) under construction
Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project (GERDP) under construction

Particulars

Owner: Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP)

Designer: unknown

Contractor: Salini - Impregilo SpA

Statistics

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Hydropower

Reservoir capacity: 74000 m3x106

Height: 160 metres

Length: 1790 metres

Volume of RCC: 10100 m3x103

Total volume: 10500 m3x103

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 12/10 (December 2010)

Start of RCC: 05/13 (May 2013)

End of RCC: /17 ( 2017)

End of Project: /18 ( 2018)

Country: Ethiopia

River: Blue Nile

DMS Co-ordinates: 11˚12'55"N, 35˚05'36.16"E

DD Co-ordinates: 11.215278, 35.093056

Facings

Upstream

SlopeType
0.22RCC 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)
300300
400400

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
67  to
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
23  toNatural pozzolan (ASTM Class N)