Heightening of Sudan Roseires Dam Project - Details on ZAWYA MENA Edition
added on: 17 February 2020

Heightening of Sudan Roseires Dam Project



Dams Implementation Unit planned to develop Heightening of Sudan Roseires Dam Project, in Sudan. Consortium of China International Water & Electric Corporation and SINOHYDRO Corporation Limited was the main contractor. The project aimed at benefiting from the water of the Blue Nile by increasing the storage capacity of Roseires Dam with about 4.40 billion m3 to reach 7.40 billion m3 and using the spill water to intensify agriculture in an area of 1.70 million hectares of irrigated lands. The project also aimed at generating additional hydroelectric energy of about 800 gigawatt/hour per year. The civil works included increasing the heightening of the dam by an additional of 10 meters and increasing the length of the earth embankments on the eastern bank of the river with about 4.50 km and on the western bank with about 7 km in order to increase the storage capacity from 3 billion m3 to about 7.40 billion m3 of water. The project was of significance for advancing the political and economic development of Sudan.
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