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Nile River Barrage, Naga Hammadi

Client

Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI), Reservoirs and Large Barrages Sector (RGBS)

Main Contractor

JV: Orascom Construction Industries (OCI), Vinici (lead contractor); Bilfinger-Berger from Germany

Project Manager

Lahmeyer

Consultants

Lahmeyer International, Electrowatt, Sogreah

Environmental Planning and Management

Nippon Koei UK

Completed

Spring 2008

Estimated Costs

£445m

Funding

European Investment Bank and KfW

Barrage Length

320m

Construction Lit

25m below river water level

Diversion Canal Length

1.1km

Headpond Height

66m

Navigation Lock Length

170m

Navigation Lock Width

17m

Low Level Public Road Bridge Length

310m

Concrete Diaphragm Wall

60m deep

Main Contractor

VA Tech Hydro

Turbine Type

Kaplan

Installed Capacity

64MW

Hyrdo Power Turbine

16MW

Number of Turbines

4

Transmission Line

220kV

Transmission Line Length

23km

Annual Production

470GWh

Average Annual Green House Gas Reduction

250,000t of CO2 emissions
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