December 29 - Steder Group FZE, Djibouti, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), recently completed the transport of five large pieces of earthmoving equipment from Djibouti Port to the Grand Renaissance Dam project in western Ethiopia, writ
A distance of around 1,800 km was covered in about three weeks and road conditions were occasionally extremely tough which meant that only 25 km could be covered in a day.
The convoy transported two wheel-loaders both weighing 72 tonnes, two excavators of 65 tonnes in weight and a dump truck of 50 tonnes (pictured below). This equipment will be used on the construction of the dam itself.
The Grand Renaissance Dam, formerly known as the Millennium Dam and also referred to as Hidase Dam, is a gravity dam under construction on the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia about 40 km east of Sudan. At 5,250 MW, the dam will be the largest hydroelectric power plant in Africa when completed, as well as the tenth largest in the world.