Gibe-III Hydroelectric Project

Gibe-III Hydroelectric Project

Ethiopia

Location: Ethiopia, Africa

Client: Ethiopian Electric Power Corp (EEPCO)

Contractors: Salini Constructtori S.A, Italy

Situated on the Omo River, Ethiopia, Encardio-rite instrumented Gibe III. It is an 1870 MW hydroelectric project. The dam was designed as a 240 m height RCC structure with capacity to store 14.5 billion cubic meter of water. It was one of the largest hydroelectric projects developed in Ethiopia for state-owned utility Ethiopian Electric Power Corp (EEPCO) by the Italian firm Salini Constructtori S.A.

A number of Encardio-rite hydraulic settlement monitoring systems were used by Studio Constructtori, Italy for measurement of settlement/heave in the foundation of the dam. The system comprises of a series of sealed settlement cells connected to a remote level indicator through fluid filled tubes.