The project comprises of establishing a large infrastructure of a water-supply, from a dam on the Zareima river to one of the largest sugar-cane irrigation and sugar-production schemes. When it reaches its maximum production capacity, a production of 484,000 tons of sugar and 41,654-meter cube ethanol a year will be reached. The project’s total area of land for sugarcane cultivation is 50,000 hectares. The system is supplied by Netafim and designed by BARAN group in Israel.
The system includes:
- The construction of two pumping stations which draws water from the river and discharge it onto 4 reservoirs of total 250K cubic meters. The two pumping stations includes a total of 14 (8+6) vertical pumps for a total flow of 22000 m^3h.
- Additional 6 pumping stations includes 30 vertical pumps, pumping water from the reservoirs to the irrigated area through 600mm-1500mm GRP pipes. The total length of the mainlines is about 60km.
Dorot is proud to be the main supplier of hydraulic control solution to the Wolkaiyt project* that will supply direct and indirect jobs to some 600,000 citizens in Ethiopia.