GIBE 2 Hydroelectric Project 420 MW

The Gilgel Gibe 2 project includes a hydropower station located 80 km east of Jimma on the Omo River in Ethiopia.

English Italian Spanish
Project: GIBE 2 Hydroelectric Project
Company: ATB Riva Calzoni
Location: Ethiopia
Category: Hydropower Project
End User: EEPCO
Period: 2006-2010

The hydropower station receives water from a 26-km-long tunnel on the Gilgel Gibe River and a penstock under 500 m of water head. It has an installed capacity of 420 MW and was inaugurated in January 2010.

List of main equipment:

  • 2 penstocks and manifolds
  • 4 butterfly valves
  • 2 power intake gates
  • 1 bottom outlet steel lining
  • 1 bottom outlet gate
  • 4 draft tube gates
  • Stoplogs, Trashracks and Cranes