TITLE:“Kariba Dam Rehabilitation – Technical Support To Zambezi River Authority In Project Management”
NAME OF CLIENT:European Commission – EU Delegation in Zambia
TYPE OF SERVICES PROVIDED:Technical Assistance to Zambezi River Authority
NAME OF LEGAL ENTITY:Hydroment Consulting Engineers SA (GR)
DATES (START):06/2019
DATES (END):Ongoing
PLACE:Kariba Dam – Zambia
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT:The Kariba Dam and Hydro-Electric Scheme, constructed across the Zambezi River between 1956 and 1959, is the second largest hydro-electric scheme in the Zambezi River Basin and is a key asset for the energy supply for Zambia. The dam stands 128 m tall and 579 m long. Lake Kariba is the world’s largest man-made lake and reservoir by volume and it holds 185 cubic kilometres. After more than 50 years of operation, the Kariba Dam requires rehabilitation works for its continued safe operation.

The objectives of the Project are:
• To support the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) within the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) in the successful management of the Kariba Dam Works Contract (financed by the World Bank) and the respective Construction Supervision services with respect to technical, financial and contractual issues.
• To develop and enhance ZRA’s project management capacity and systems and generally on specific tasks pertaining to key aspects of project management where ZRA needs to increase experience and skills.
• To support the implementation of the Kariba Dam Rehabilitation project in line with the internationally recognised environment standards and its specific climate change mitigation objectives at large.