Location of Tekeze Dam in Ethiopia
|Official name||Tekeze Dam|
|Opening date||February 2009|
|Construction cost||$360 million|
|Owner(s)||Government of Ethiopia|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Arch dam|
|Height||607 ft (185 m)|
|Length||2,329 ft (710 m)|
|Total capacity||9.0 km3 (7,300,000 acre·ft)|
|Turbines||4 x 75 MW (101,000 hp)|
|Installed capacity||300 MW (400,000 hp)|
Tekezé Dam is a double-curvature arch dam in the northern Tigray region of Ethiopia. It is situated on the Tekezé River, a tributary of the Nile that flows through one of the deepest canyons in the world.
CWGS was contracted to build the Tekezé Dam. The hydroelectric project was completed in February 2009. Its final cost was $360 million, which was $136 million over budget. The dam was Ethiopia's largest public works project. The dam helped to reduce power shortages as Ethiopia's power demand increases.
At the time of its completion, the 188 metres (617 ft) Tekezé Dam was Africa's largest arch dam.
Tekeze Power Station
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