The project is located approximately 500 km north west of the capital Addis Ababa, in the region of Benishangul Gumaz along the Blue Nile. At the end of the works, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will be the largest dam in Africa: 1,800 m long, 155 m high and with a total volume of 74,000 million m³.

The project involves the construction of a main dam in Roller Compacted Concrete(RCC), with 2 power stations installed at the foot of the dam. The powerstations are positioned on the right and left banks of the river and comprise16 Francis turbines with a total installed power of 6,000 MW and estimatedproduction of 15,000 GWh per year.

Project Requirements

The project is completed by a 15,000 m3/s capacity concrete spillway and a rockfill saddle dam 5 km long and 50 m high, both located on the left bank. The contractor used more than 10mio m³ concrete, in a high temperature and high speed wind ambient.

Sika Solutions

Concrete additives, Repair products and Flooring

Sika products and quantities: Sikament®-340, Sika® Sigunit® L-89 AF, Interplast EP, Sika MonoTop® ranges, Sikafloor® ranges

Project Participants


Studio Pietrangeli Consulting Engineers

Salini Impregilo


You May Also Be Interested In