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Alstom wins contract to provide hydro turbines for 6,800-MW Grand Renaissance hydroelectric project

Grand Renaissance Dam

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (1/7/2013) -- Alstom has signed a US$406.32 million contract with Metals & Engineering Corporation (METEC) to supply turbines and generators for Ethiopia's 6,800-MW Grand Renaissance hydroelectric project.

The Grand Renaissance -- formerly known as both "Project X" and the "Millennium Project" before Ethiopia's Council of Ministers renamed it in 2011 -- will be owned and operated by the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPC).

Alstom said it will supply and supervise the installation of all electromechanical equipment at the plant, including eight 375-MW Francis turbines and eight generators for the Grand Renaissance's first stage. The contract also includes engineering and commissioning, which will start in late 2013 and continue in phases through 2016.

Once complete, Grand Renaissance will be the largest hydroelectric complex in Africa. Alstom said Ethiopia has the potential for more than 35,000 MW of additional hydropower capacity, making development of hydro a government priority.

Alstom is currently involved with several other African hydroelectric projects, including Zambia's 120-MW Ithezi-Thezi (4) and the Democratic Republic of Congo's Inga 2.

HydroWorld.com reported in February 2012 that Italian cable manufacturer Tratos Cavi Spa had been awarded a contract to supply high- and low-voltage cable for Grand Renaissance.


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