Tratos wins contract to supply Africa’s largest dam

Specialist cable manufacturer Tratos Cavi Spa has been awarded a multi-million pound contract to supply the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam with low and high voltage cables.

The new EEPCO (Ethiopa Electric and Power Corporation) dam, which is due to be completed in 2017, is located on the Nile River in North Western Ethiopia and will be the largest in Africa with the capacity to hold up to 66 billion cubic metres of water and generate15,100 Giga WH per year.

It will feature two powerhouses at the foot of the dam, one either side of the river, housing ten and five Turbine Units each.

The prestigious contract was awarded by Salini Costruttori Spa.

The environmental impact of the new dam has been a major consideration for all parties, with Salini employing clean technology and looking for suppliers who are able to demonstrate a genuine commitment to reducing their environmental impact.

Tratos has long been committed to working with customers to find more environmentally friendly solutions to their cable requirements.

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