Last year, on November 29th 2013 the whole Siap+Micros’ team achieved a goal which was set for ourselves in the year 2013. In that important day the was signed the contract with “Minister of Water and Energy (MoWE)” of the “Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia” for the “Supply and installation of hydrologic network instrumentation, data acquisition and processing hardware and software“. The acquisition of a such important order, for an Italian firm like Siap+Micros, is source of pride, and at the same time, of a big sense of responsibility. Our “mission” will be to bring back to the ancient splendors the value and export quality known as “Made in Italy“.
This ambitious project funded by World Bank is doubtless the effect of trust in a developing Country. This signal, given by the sponsors, has been supported by the continuous climatic changes, which impacts on each Country of the whole world, and by the consciousness of the need to safeguard the territory and the population by a careful monitoring. Thus, this project can be seen to be a pilot one, which could be replicated in other realities of the African territory. Therefore, Ethiopia is not a coincidence, as Addis Ababa, besides being its own Capital, is also the city where the headquarter of AU (African Union), which collects all the African Countries but Morocco, is based.
The contract stipulated by Siap+Micros, acting as group leader, is composed by different works and services, for a duration of about five years: in fact, in addition to the supply and installation, a service of maintenance of the complete set of instrumentation will be guaranteed for the whole period of the lease.
The numbers of this project: as many as 7 climatological stations and 43 hydrological stations, both equipped for tele-measuring, n. 20 ground water monitoring systems, n. 22 traditional rain gauges, n. 4 traditional thermometer station, n. 24 sediment samplers, n. 4 current meters and n. 7 BOC (Bank Operated Cableways). Last but not least, in 19 hydrological stations which are considered strategic, besides of the usual GPRS transmission, even the Satellite transmission will be provided in order to have the data redundancy at the Central Room.
This network will have got the goal to allow the planning and rational management of all the hydrological resources of the Tana and Beles lakes. A basic aspect is, afterwards, an “information system of rivers and basins”, which can cover all measured data concerning water in its entirety in term of quality, availability, present and future answer of hydrologic resources. It’s clear, then, the importance and necessity which this project is assuming in its entirety, for the coming development of Ethiopian territory.