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IDENTIFICATION OF A MULTIPURPOSE WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN THE ASWA BASIN (UGANDA/SOUTHERN SUDAN)

Country: UGANDA ,   Year: 2012 - 2012 ,   Client: Nile Basin Initiative ,   Funding: World Bank ? Nile Basin Trust Fund ,   Contract Value: 306,153.85 € (~401,459.97 US$) ,   Tags: Dams & Hydropower, Irrigation, Sewage and Wastewater, Water Resources Management

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The project's objective was tthe identification of a Multipurpose Water Resources Management and Development project to improve water, food and energy security, to reduce flow variability and flood damage and to contribute towards improved livelihoods without compromising the environment. The main study outputs were an identification study report upon which detailed preparation and investment would be based. The specific objectives of the assignment were: a) to identify potential regional investment options, taking into account their economic, social and environmental implications as well as cumulative impacts, b) to investigate the alignment of potential regional investment options with national level priorities and plans, c) to prioritize and sequence potential investments, also in light of existing and planned interventions up to 2035 and d) to prepare an investment project that falls within the National Planning Frameworks of Uganda and Southern Sudan. In order to achieve these objectives the Consultant delivered a Situational Analysis Report, a Multipurpose Basin Water Resources Development and Management Strategy Plan, an Investment Plan and, finally a report identifying a Bankable Investment Project among the initially evaluated alternatives.




CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR NRW REDUCTION, HYDRAULIC MODELLING AND GIS DEVELOPMENT

Country: ETHIOPIA ,   Year: 2011 - 2014 ,   Client: Addis Ababa Water & Sewerage Authority (AAWSA) ,   Funding: French Development Agency ,   Contract Value: 1,079,937.00€ (~1,133,934.38 US$) ,   Tags: Non Revenue Water projects, Water Supply & Water Distribution

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The scope of this project was the development of a coherent framework of principles and practices, established in international practice, for reducing AAWSA overall Non Revenue Water (NRW) from a current level of about 36% to 40% to a level of 20% by the year 2020. Addis Ababa and its surrounding areas had population estimated to about 3.5 million inhabitants. A significant aspect of this project within the overall scope was also the Capacity Building of AAWSA personnel. In this sense, the project also aimed to provide to all AAWSA organizational levels (NRW Task Force, Development, GIS, Operation and Maintenance and Accounting Departments) the means and the ability to continuously evaluate and implement future schemes of cost effective NRW management.Ten pilot District Metered Areas each including approximately 800-1200 customers were proposed. Zero pressure tests were performed to test DMA watertightness and the Active Leakage Control was carried out using listening sticks, leak noise correlators and ground microphones. DMA Minimum Night Flow analysis was carried out using available field data. A program of individual consumer demand monitoring of sampled customers was implemented for use in the Minimum Night Flow Analysis.




PRELIMINARY AND DETAILED DESIGN OF CIVIL AND ELECTROMECHANOLOGICAL WORKS OF THE HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANT “MAKROCHORI II”, with CAPACITY 4.84 MW

Country: GREECE ,   Year: 2011 - 2012 ,   Client: PPC Renewables S.A. ,   Funding: National Funds ,   Contract Value: 94,050.00 € (129,456 US$) ,   Tags: Dams & Hydropower

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HPP Makrochori II is planned to be constructed on the downstream edge of river Aliakmonas outlet of the existing irrigation canal A0 and is planned to produce electricity when there is no irrigation demand (e.g. in winter months). The existing outlet lies near the village Rapsomaniki. For this project, necessary licenses for production were already obtained. The project was executed in two phases. The first phase included the preparation of preliminary studies for civil and electromechanological works and the second phase (after the Client's approval) contained the preparation of the detailed design study of the total project. The project was tendered.




CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR DAMS SAFETY INSPECTION IN HYDROPOWER STATIONS IN KENYA

Country: KENYA ,   Year: 2011 - 2012 ,   Client: Kenya Electricity Generating Comp. Ltd ,   Funding: Kenya Electricity Generating Comp. Ltd ,   Contract Value: 168,540.00 € (222,472.80 USD) ,   Tags: Dams & Hydropower

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The services provided by the Consultant focused on the assessment of dam safety for the following hydroprojects, owned by the Kenya Generating Company in: (a) Upper Tana basin, (b) Lower Tana basin and (c) some isolated stations. The safety assessments concerned dam safety, that is the safety of the water retaining structures themselves, as well as any appurtenant structures related to the safety of the dams themselves, such as spillways, bottom outlets, etc. Dams and their appurtenant structures were inspected by highly experienced engineers, based on detailed checklists for (a) the crest area, (b) the downstream slope, (c) the upstream slope, (d) the installed instrumentation, (e) the downstream area, (f) the spillway and (g) the galleries [for seepage, inspection, access, etc] and bottom outlet chambers of each dam. Training workshops were organized in Nairobi including presentation and training on key issues related to dam safety and, finally, presentation of the particular characteristics, safety issues and monitoring demands of the Ken Gen dams.




TECHNICAL EVALUATION OF THE SMALL HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANT “ARGIRI” WITH CAPACITY OF 6,35 MW IN ARGITHEA MUNICIPALITY, CENTRAL GREECE

Country: GREECE ,   Year: 2011 - 2012 ,   Client: PROTERGIA S.A. ,   Funding: Private Investment Fund ,   Contract Value: 19,680.00€ (26,684 US$) ,   Tags: Dams & Hydropower

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The project involved the technical evaluation of the design and operation of the small hydropower plant “Argyri”. The evaluation included a review of the hydrology of the basin, the review of the geological and geotechnical parameters of the project, the review of the hydraulic design of the intake facilities and the evaluation of the installed electro-mechanical equipment, including gates, control boards, the turbine and generator complex and the associated facilities.
It was found that the plant was generally well designed and built, apart from several intake design inefficiencies which caused unnecessary delays and stop-downs, especially during times of crucial peak load operations.
The study resulted in a number of proposals to improve the plant operation, mainly through structural improvements of the intake works.




DESIGN OF THE NEW RAILWAY LINE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE EXISTING NETWORK AND THE COMMERCIAL PORT OF KAVALA CITY, EAST MACEDONIA, GREECE

Country: GREECE ,   Year: 2011 - 2013 ,   Client: ERGOSE S.A. ,   Funding: Inter-European Transport Networks ,   Contract Value: 2,364,846.00€ ,   Tags: Storm Water Networks and Flood prevention

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The scope of the project consisted of the preliminary and detailed design of the water drainage system of the new single railway line connecting the commercial port of Kavala city to the existing railway line from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupoli, near the Toxotes area in Xanthi prefecture. Furthermore it included the service road drainage system along with the flood protection system from surrounding catchment areas with the necessary hydraulic structures (ditches, culverts, etc). The contract also involved the restoration of the existing irrigation networks. The project was divided into two parts. The first part involved the preliminary design of the water drainage system of the new single railway line(14,4Km).The second part involved the drainage system of the new single railway line(17.4Km).The new single railway line was designed parallel nearby the existing highway Egnatia so that most of the constructed culverts were designed to be extended to the railway line and be checked for design capacity.Three railway bridges were designed in preliminary stage over the Asprohomatos stream, the Xiropotamos stream and Nestos River that were checked for the design flow of T=100 yrs.




DAM AND IRRIGATION SITES FINAL DESIGN OF 4 SITES FOR LAND HUSBANDRY WATER HARVESTING AND HILLSIDES IRRIGATION (LWH) PROJECT

Country: RWANDA ,   Year: 2011 - 2013 ,   Client: Ministry of Agriculture & Animal Resources ,   Funding: World Bank ,   Contract Value: 566,884.30 € (~736,950.00 $) ,   Tags: Dams & Hydropower, Irrigation

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The project's team conducted feasibility studies and detail design for dams and irrigation infrastructures necessary for hillside irrigation at four sites of a total of 1099Ha. For each dam and irrigation sites, this study includes review of existing designs and studies, field visits and ground surveys, detailed design of dams and irrigation networks and preparation of tender documents. Several workshops were organised to built the capacity of client's staff.




WATER SUPPLY STUDY AND DESIGN, AWARENESS CREATION AND CATCHMENT REHABILITATION FOR GEFFERSA, LEGEDADI AND DIRE CATCHMENT AREAS IN ETHIOPIA

Country: ETHIOPIA ,   Year: 2011 - 2012 ,   Client: Addis Ababa Water & Sewerage Authority (AAWSA) ,   Funding: World Bank ,   Contract Value: 1,017,563 (~1,404,238 US$) ,   Tags: Dams & Hydropower

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The consultant's scope of service was mainly divided into 6 components. These included: 1) Review of the master plan of the catchments, 2) Identification of stakeholders and clearly show the positive and negative impacts of the project on the stakeholders, 3) Conduct the awareness creation and design training mechanisms for the population in the catchments, stakeholders & collaborators and the AAWSA staffs in the responsible Department & the Management respectively, 4) Study and design of Water Supply Sources, 5) Study and design various technologies for catchment rehabilitation which includes the study and design of 17 dams, soil conservation measures, silt traps, buffer zones, etc., 6) Training the appropriate staff of AAWSA. Regarding dams, four dams were designed in preliminary and detailed design Menjano, Doyo, Legeberi and Sendafa. Potential Hydropower production was examined.




WATER MANAGEMENT PROJECT OF RIVER BASINS IN THE WATER DISTRICTS OF EAST MACEDONIA AND THRACE ACCORDING TO SPECIFICATIONS OF THE E.U. DIRECTIVE 2000 /60/EC

Country: GREECE ,   Year: 2011 - 2013 ,   Client: East Macedonia and Thrace Perfectures ,   Funding: 80% EU Funds, 20% National Funds ,   Contract Value: 1,530,301.00 € (2,042,033.00 USD) ,   Tags: Storm Water Networks and Flood prevention, Water Resources Management

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The project concerned two out of the total fourteen River Basin Districts (RBDs) of Greece, Eastern Macedoniaand Thrace. The project is about the provision of services to complete and extend the outcomes of previous national actions leading up to the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) in these two RBDs and to the publication of the first River Basin District Management Plans. In detail the following actions took place:1) Modification, completion and bringing up to date previous actions, 2) Preparation of the necessary reports and GIS files and databases, 3)Preparation of a Strategic EIA for the actions and measures proposed in the RBD Management Plan, 4) Preparation of an emergency drought contingency plan, 5) Organizing and participating in the public consultation process with the RBD's stakeholders 6) Completion of the client's database systems with the updated information 7) Preparation of the necessary files for reporting the results to the European Commission (WISE) 8) Publishing the River Basin District Management Plans on internet and creating the awareness to the public, 9) Publishing documentations on climate change and other environmental issues 10) Organizing international workshops, training courses, internet site, documentation and manuals.




CONSULTING SERVICES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF LAW 57/2008 (EU DIRECTIVE 2000 /60) FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF BATHING WATER QUALITY IN CYPRUS

Country: CYPRUS ,   Year: 2010 - 2012 ,   Client: Water Development Department ,   Funding: National Funds ,   Contract Value: 52,318.00€ (67,717 USD) ,   Tags: Water Resources Management

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The scope of this contract was to provide services for the implementation of Articles 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 13 of Cyprus Law 57 (I)/2008 (that conforms to the E.U. Directive 2000/60), mainly concerning the management of bathing water quality, categorized as code 90710000. In particular, identities of bathing water regions were developed and appropriate management measures were proposed to ensure the high quality of bathing water. Actions to inform the public were designed, such as publishing information on the Internet, designing information signs to be placed on beaches, organizing five (5) workshops and preparing designs for brochures. Database for annual and four yearly assessments of bathing water quality were be also designed.The service covered the fields of a) Collection of all relevant hydrological, hydro geological, meteorological, environmental and economic data in the area of interest b)Analysis of the information using the appropriate scientific tools and software and c) Evaluation of the results and selection of the appropriate measures that best apply to the problems.





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