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Old April 8th, 2010, 02:37 PM   #1
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KASSALA | Upper Atbara And Setit Dams Projects | $800million | 320 MW | U/C

Uppar atbara and Setit twin dam

Location: In Kassala and Gedaref state



Cost:
800 millions dollar

Electricity production: 150 MW

Consultant:
Sogrea french firm

Contractor::China Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC) and the China Water and Electric Corporation ( CWE)

Work:Contract signed in 6 April 2010

Reservoir:
Lake with a storage capacity of around 3 billion cubic meters and an irrigation area of 500,000 hectares

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Old April 8th, 2010, 02:44 PM   #2
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China signs $838 million hydro junction contract with Sudan
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The Sudanese government has officially issued the approval letter for the Upper Atbara Hydro Junction Project's construction and its water facilities to the joint venture of China International Water & Electric Corporation and its parent company, the China Three Gorges Corporation, with the total contract worth 838 million U.S. dollars, the China Three Gorges Corporation announced on April 7.

The Upper Atbara Hydro Junction Project will obtain financial support from the Sudanese government and the total time of construction will be five years and four months. Currently, it is the largest single construction project any Chinese company has undertaken in Sudan and also the second largest overseas single hydraulic engineering project signed by a Chinese company.

The signing of the contract agreement marks that China Three Gorges Corporation has successfully pushed through its strategy of going global and has carried out its internationalized operating strategy.

The project is located at the border area between Kassala State and Gedaref State in eastern Sudan, 460 kilometers away from Khartoum Road. In addition, the project consists of the Rumira Dam, Bodana Dam, as well as other ancillary works. The project is aimed at providing irrigation and water supply as well as power generation.

The joint venture will build a reservoir with a storage capacity of around 3 billion cubic meters and an irrigation area of 500,000 hectares. Moreover, the reservoir will provide 7 million people with irrigation water, 3 million people with drinking water and millions more with electricity, which will benefit at least one-third of Sudan's population.

A grand signing ceremony was held in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on April 6 in the presence of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Moreover, the director of the Dams Executive Bureau directly under the Sudanese President signed the contract with China Three Gorges Corporation Deputy General Manager Lin Chuxue, and the General Manger of China International Water & Electric Corporation Lu Guojun.

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Old April 8th, 2010, 03:09 PM   #3
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Old April 8th, 2010, 03:19 PM   #4
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this will do wonders for farmers in Eastern Sudan
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Old April 8th, 2010, 07:07 PM   #5
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soulsoul as usual with the wonderful exclusives!!
Well done!!

I believe the area targeted by the dams is highly dependant on rainfall irrigation.. and given the fluctuations in rainfall and the frequent droughts in the recent past in this part of the country, I believe the reservoire benifits of the dams highly outweigh their power-generation ones.
A definite leap forward!!
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Old April 9th, 2010, 11:27 AM   #6
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Old May 8th, 2010, 09:52 PM   #7
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soul do you have any idea what the current electricity production of Sudan is?
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Old May 9th, 2010, 05:33 AM   #8
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Up until the Merowe dam was built, Sudan had capacity of about 1150 MW, and the Merowe Dam added 1250 MW, thus doubling the possible energy available in the country.

These new dams are reported to have 135 MW, in addition to irrigation of 210,000 hectares.

This chart offers an idea of future capacity in Sudan...

details at
http://store.businessmonitor.com/article/341015/
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Old May 9th, 2010, 02:17 PM   #9
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Old May 9th, 2010, 06:54 PM   #10
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Lake with a storage capacity of around 3 billion cubic meters and an irrigation area of 500,000 hectares
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this will do wonders for farmers in Eastern Sudan
Indeed.
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Old December 19th, 2010, 04:11 PM   #11
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Dam Complex of Upper Atbara Project, Sudan



Project name: Dam Complex of Upper Atbara Project, Sudan



Location: located between Kassala and Gedaref, about 460 km from Khartoum


Employer: DIU (Dam Implementation Unit)



Project fund:Sudan Government



Contract value: USD 838 million



Construction period: 64 months



Reservoir storage: 3 billion m3.



Installed capcity: 135 MW



Main structures: 50m high Burdana Dam and 55m high Rumela Dam.
The two earth dams extend for 13 km in total.




The main functions of the project are for irrigation, water supply and electricity generation. After completion, a reservoir with storage capacity of 3 billion m3 will be built with irrigation coverage area of 500,000 hectors, thus sufficient irrigation water will be available for 7 million local citizens, drinking water available for more than 3 million people, and power supply for millions of people, in total 1/3 of Sudanese will be benefited through this project, which is also of great significance to the economic development and life improvement of East Sudan.


The Dam Complex of Upper Atbara Project is the third largest dam project implemented by CWE, as the leading company right after the Merowe Dam Project and Roseires Dam Heightening Project, and is also the largest contracting project CWE achieved in overseas market.










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Old December 19th, 2010, 04:20 PM   #12
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Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Main Work of Dam Complex of Upper Atbara Project Contract C1-B, Sudan



November 18, 2010, Ground Breaking Ceremony of the main work of Dam Complex of Upper Atbara Project Contract C1-B, Sudan, which is undertaken by CWE-CTGC was grandly held on the project site. Mr. Mutaz Musa Abdalla Salim, Director General of DIU, Mr. Wolfgang Gantner, Chief Engineer of the consultancy firm, all project leaders, Chinese staff, and local employees witnessed the significant moment together.




Mr. Zhang Jingwei, Project Manager of the Dam Complex of Upper Atbara Project Contract delivered a speech on the ceremony, expressed warm congratulations to the commencement of the main work of Contract C1-B, affirmed the achievements achieved since started for both construction quality and efficiency, encouraged all project staff to overcome difficulties and fight jointly to accelerate the progress of the whole project.




Since the commencement of spillway excavation of Contract C1-A, 13 days later, the main work excavation of Contract C1-B initiated on schedule, marking that the overall main work of Dam Complex of Upper Atbara Project started.




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Old December 22nd, 2010, 03:27 AM   #13
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thanks for the update Hamama
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Old December 24th, 2010, 07:30 PM   #14
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Kuwait gives $80 miilion for this dam project

As a follow up to the Kuwait Donor and Investment Conference on December 1 and 2, the nation of Kuwait has given $80 million to help finance the dam. This was announced after the first meeting between Sudan and Kuwait, to see that the pledged funds are spent responsibly.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201012240578.html

and

http://www.sudanvisiondaily.com/modu...icle&sid=65540
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Old December 25th, 2010, 05:12 PM   #15
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Good to hear the news, hopefully they employ Sudanese workers instead of Chinese and Sudanese specialist as well
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Old December 25th, 2010, 11:54 PM   #16
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some very stunning and impressive construction pictures

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Good to hear the news, hopefully they employ Sudanese workers instead of Chinese and Sudanese specialist as well
I am a Civil and a Structural Engineer and have visited Sudan regularly over the past 3 years, and unfortunately we lack skilled labour. In other words, Sudanese labour do not have the skills to undertake such projects. Most of the labour that undertakes multi-storey building projects as well as other heavy constructions such as Dams, Tunnels and Bridges are either Chinese, Egyptian or Turkish. Take the Musherib Development, the Merowe Dam and the GNPOC Tower, all of which I have visited during their construction period. None of the labour was Sudanese.

However - not sure if we have any Economists here - but this is one of the biggest issues that faces developing countries. It is not how big that GDP percentage has increased, neither how much foreign currency the banks have, it is ALWAYS the actual people, and not the Economy. In other words, the employment rate and the number of people living under the poverty line. These remains to be very challenging issues facing developing countries, including India and Brazil, let alone Sudan!
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An agreement on additional loan at 24 million Kuwaiti dinars (84 million dollars) for the project of electricity generation station at the Atbara and Setet was signed Thursday [February 10] at the Ministry of Finance and National Economy. The loan was extended by the Arabic Fund for socio-economic development to the government of Sudan.

The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance and national Economy, Dr. Al-Tayeb Abu-Ganaya, has signed on behalf of the government of Sudan and Dr. Samir Al-Qotbi for the fund, in the presence of the State Minister at the Ministry of Finance and National Economy, Dr. Marial Owaw Yul, and the Director of the Projects' Administration at the Dams Implementation Unit (DIU), Engineer Mutaz Musa

Dr. Yul lauded the efforts of the fund and funding of fair amount of vital projects in Sudan, referring to the firm relations between the fund and Sudan, affirming his ministry commitment to cooperate with the fund in all domains, expressing his hope that the fund's financing extends to the south Sudan.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201102141286.html
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Old March 16th, 2011, 06:23 AM   #19
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i've finally worked out how and where they are going to construct this project. It appears that the two tributaries of the Atbara river are going to be damned together south of Kashm al girba reservoir forming one reservoir.
Its quit ingenious really its impossible to dam the Atbara river because you would end up drowning large settlements and the important Khashm al ghirba agricultural scheme and damming a single tributary won't provide enough water but damning both together will.
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Old March 16th, 2011, 06:38 AM   #20
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Glad to hear this! Go Sudan!!!!
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