Roseires Dam, Sudan

The Roseires Dam on the Blue Nile River was constructed in 1966 to provide energy generation and flood protection. The Government of Sudan decided to raise the dam by 10 m in order to increase the power production and to provide more storage for irrigation.

Client                                       DIU Dams Implementation Unit, Khartoum, Sudan
Duration2009 – 2012
Technical Data
Concrete Dam and Flood Spillway
  • Type of dam
concrete buttress
  • Height above foundation
78 m
Embankment Dams
  • Height above foundation
40 m
  • Total length
24 km
  • Total storage capacity
7.4 x 109
  • Total surface area
627 km²
  • Irrigation area
1.15 x 106 ha
  • Installed capacity
7 x 40 MW
  • Geotechnical investigations, supervision of execution and evaluation
  • Detailed design of the embankment dams
  • Stability analyses under consideration of very complex foundation conditions
  • 3D seepage analyses due to artesian water in foundation
  • Supervision of geotechnical investigation of borrow areas and quarries and assessment of construction materials
  • Construction supervision

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