Assiut Barrage

The New Dam will include a low head hydropower plant providing about 32 Megawatts with four 8 MW turbines and a Bridge over the Nile It will have double locks to allow navigation on the Nile and is designed to maintain a head of 4 metres to ensure discharge of a minimum 445 m3/s flow into the Ibrahimia Canal to irrigate nearly 700,000 hectares of land between the dam and Cairo.