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Water Filling of GD-3 Multipurpose Project in Ethiopia Commenced
Date:2019-09-05 VisitCount: Font size:[ L M S ]

On September 3, GD-3 Multipurpose Project in Ethiopia officially opened the water filling valve of the intake gate to fill water for the diversion system, laying a solid foundation for the scheduled operation of subsequent units. Water filling for the diversion system is planned to be done by four steps and the water commissioning of units is scheduled on September 22.

Located about 400km south by east of Addis Ababa, Capital of Ethiopia, GD-3 Multipurpose Project is about 200km from the border with Kenya and 100km from the border with Somalia. With underground powerhouse, it is a multi-purpose project focusing on power generation with some auxiliary purposes like irrigation and downstream ecological water utilization. With the normal water level of 1120m and dead water level of 1080m, the Project is designed with carry-over storage reservoir and has the total installed capacity of 254MW comprising 3 x 84.7MW vertical shaft mixed flow turbine units.

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