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Work on Adama I Wind Farm Project completed and started operation!!

Adama I Wind Farm Project:

♦ Commencement of the project: June 2011.



♦The Project site location:

   - 95 km east of Addis Ababa

   - 3 km north-west of Adama city.

   - 1836 1926 meter above sea level,

♦Type of the project:

   - Wind Farm Project

   - Three blades direct drive (without gear)

   - Turbine pylon (tower) height: 65 meter

♦Production capacity:

   - 51 MW

   - average annual energy production: 157 GWh

♦Number of turbines : 34

♦Generation capacity of each turbine : 1.5MW

♦Contractor:

   - Hydro China and CGOC Chinese company

♦Project finance: 117 million USD

   - 85 per cent loan from the EIM Bank of China

   - 15 per cent covered by the Government of Ethiopia

♦Workforce:

   - 800 Ethiopians

   - 300 Chinese

♦Transfer of knowledge: hi tech knowledge and new experience transferred to considerable number of employees.

♦Transmission extension:

   - 4.5 km of the 132 kV

   - 7 km of the 33 kV

♦Substation capacity:

   - 50 MVA 33/132kV

   - 132 kV transmission line is linked to the Adama old grid.

   - Connected to Load Dispatch Center (LDC)

♦Environmental Impact:

   - No environmental impact,

♦Production test:

   - started on March 31,2012

   - 2.5 GWh (12MW) electric power generated from the first 10 turbines tests.

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