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The Great Manmade 
River Project 
1
A little history 
 1953 : Drilling to find petroleum resources 
 water resources 
 Important problem of supplying water...
Issue 
3
Aim of the project 
http://peakwater.org/tag/great-man-made-river/ 
4
Beginning of the project 
 October 1983: an extraordinary Congress session 
decided to fund and execute the Great Man-Mad...
Distribution network 
6 
700 km 
1732 km 
1926 km
Pipe production and logistics 
7,5-meter-length pipes 
 Two pipe manufacturing plants 
 Sarir plant : 3 lines  120 pipe...
Technical Aspects 
MORTAR COATING STEEL PRE-STRESSING WIRE 
 Large pipe, many kilometers 
OUTER CONCRETE CORE 
STEEL LINE...
Technical Aspects 
9
Some figures 
 Almost 600,000 pipes 
10 
 30 billion project
Some figures 
 Enough cement to construct a road Tripoli Bangcok 
11
Thank for your attention 
lisa.fumat(AT)etu.emse.fr 
12
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The Great Manmade River Project

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The Great Manmade River Project

  1. 1. The Great Manmade River Project 1
  2. 2. A little history  1953 : Drilling to find petroleum resources  water resources  Important problem of supplying water in Lybia  Solution that seems to afford more water than any other (pipelines from South Europe to Tripoli, desalination, transportation by ships) 2
  3. 3. Issue 3
  4. 4. Aim of the project http://peakwater.org/tag/great-man-made-river/ 4
  5. 5. Beginning of the project  October 1983: an extraordinary Congress session decided to fund and execute the Great Man-Made River Project. http://theorbo1.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/the-great-man-made-river/ 5
  6. 6. Distribution network 6 700 km 1732 km 1926 km
  7. 7. Pipe production and logistics 7,5-meter-length pipes  Two pipe manufacturing plants  Sarir plant : 3 lines  120 pipes/day  Prega plant : 2 lines  80 pipes/day 7  Haul roads for transportation  Phase I : 1,600 km  Phase II : 2,155 km
  8. 8. Technical Aspects MORTAR COATING STEEL PRE-STRESSING WIRE  Large pipe, many kilometers OUTER CONCRETE CORE STEEL LINER INNER CONCRETE CORE PIPE MAKE-UP Length of Pipe = 7.52 meters Pipe Diameters 1.6-4.0 meters Weight of Pipe = 75-83 tonnes Pressure Rates 6-26 bar 17-18 km of prestressed Wire 12-16 tonnes of Cement 8
  9. 9. Technical Aspects 9
  10. 10. Some figures  Almost 600,000 pipes 10  30 billion project
  11. 11. Some figures  Enough cement to construct a road Tripoli Bangcok 11
  12. 12. Thank for your attention lisa.fumat(AT)etu.emse.fr 12

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