The technology group Voith has signed a comprehensive service and operations consultancy contract for the Ethiopian hydropower plant Gilgel Gibe.
Central aspect of the two-year service and operations consultancy contract is the optimisation of the energy production of the hydropower plant Gilgel Gibe II with a current output of 420 megawatts. Voith’s scope of supply comprises the modernisation of the maintenance systems, the implementation of digital solutions and the knowledge transfer through special training programmes. All local activities are exclusively provided by Ethiopian Voith experts.
“Together with the plant operator Ethiopian Electric Power, we want to utilise the whole potential of the hydropower plant Gilgel Gibel II,” said Mark Claessen, Managing Director Voith Hydro East Africa.
“We succeed in this by reducing unplanned downtimes and failures to a minimum. A stable and sustainable energy supply is the foundation for social and economic development in Ethiopia and many other African countries.“