CEMEX participates in new hydroelectric plant in the Nile River
- Egypt: Tuesday, March 19 - 2013 at 12:12
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CEMEX in Egypt is supplying cement for the construction of a new tidal barrage and hydroelectric power plant in the Nile River that is expected to generate 32 MW of energy and also improve the irrigation to a landmass of about 1.6 million acres large, the equivalent to eight times the area of New York City.
The massive undertaking, expected to reach completion in 2017, includes a sluiceway with eight 17 meter wide radial gates, a hydroelectric plant with four 8 MW turbine generators, a doublechamber ship, and an 11 meter tall embankment dam. As part of the project a section of the Nile River will be deepened in order to mitigate any potential rise in water levels in the city of Assiut and neighboring areas. CEMEX is collaborating very closely with the project contractor in intensive technical tests to select the optimum cement mix composition required for the project.
"We are very pleased with CEMEX's expertise and the high quality of building materials provided, which are important elements of many major projects in the country," says Ahmed Korrat, Resident Engineer of the Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation.
A tidal barrage is a dam-like structure that captures energy from the tidal forces of masses of water such as bays or rivers. Instead of damming water on one side, a tidal barrage allows water to flow into a bay or river during high tide, and releases the water back during low tide.
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