Ethiopia grants contract to WWDSE, ELC contract for 1060MW hydro project

The Ethiopian government has granted a $1.5m contract to the state-owned Water Works Design and Supervision Enterprise (WWDSE) and the Italian, Electro Consult (ELC) for 1060MW hydropower project.

As per the contract, WWDSE and ELC will conduct pre-feasibility and feasibility study of the Tams Hydro-power Project.

Besides Tams project, ELC has also conduct the feasibility study of the dam project for Wolkait Sugar Project, supervision of Gilgel Gibe II and Tana Beles hydroelectric projects. The company is currently supervising the hydroelectric projects of Gibe III and Grand Renaissance Dam projects.

In addition, the Ministry of Water and Energy has granted WWDSE a ETB23.2m ($1.22m) contract for the feasibility and design study of the Upper Guder and Dabus large scale irrigation projects in the Abay basin.