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Irrigation & Agro Industry

Irrigation & Agro Industry

Some of our projects under Irrigation & Agro Industry :-

PREPARATION OF FEASIBILITY STUDIES AND DETAIL DESIGN FOR DEBRE ZEIT, WERER AND MELKASSA AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRES SMALL SCALE IRRIGATION PROJECTS

MCE with contract with Ethiopian institute of Agricultural research is conducting feasibility study and detail design for three research centers small scale irrigation projects.

PASDIP II PHASE I QUALITY ASSURANCE FOR STUDY AND DESIGN OF SMALL SCALE IRRIGATION PROJECT (OROMIA REGION)

MCE with two contracts with the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources is undertaking review the feasibility studies and detailed engineering design prior to preparation of tender documents and mobilization of civil works for selected 20 small scale irrigation projects.

PASDIP II PHASE I QUALITY ASSURANCE FOR STUDY AND DESIGN OF SMALL SCALE IRRIGATION PROJECT (OROMIA REGION)

MCE with a contract with the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources is undertaking review the feasibility studies and detailed engineering design prior to preparation of tender documents and mobilization of civil works for selected small scale irrigation projects.

SITUATION ANALYSIS AND IDENTIFYING APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGIES FOR HHI IN EIGHT WOREDAS

MCE is undertaking a situation analysis and identifying appropriate technologies for house hold Irrigation in eight woredas. The project will identify irrigation experience of households, conduct technical and environmental feasibility of solar pumps and drip systems, define operational modality of technologies, prepare design and detail technical specifications for both water lifting technologies (solar pumps and water saving technologies (drip systems). The project also includes, supply chain assessment, operation and maintenance manuals preparation, return on investment for technologies.

Wolkait Sugar Development Project, Construction Supervision and Contract Management Works for Zarema May Day Dam

MCEin Joint Venture with Studio GalliIngegneria S.p.A and Sembenelli Consulting S.r.l of Italy has signed a consultancy service agreement for Construction Supervision and Contract Management works for Zarema May-Day Dam Project. May Day dam is being built on Zarema River in WolkaitWoreda, Tigray State, on 36 hectares of land. The dam will have a width of 720 meters with height of 143 meters. It creates artificial lake that collects 3.5 billion cubic meters of water when completed.

FEASIBILITY STUDY AND BUSINESS PLAN PREPARATION FOR LARGE SCALE AND MODERN AGRICULTURAL AND AGRO PROCESSING PROJECT FOR GARD PLC

MCEhas completed feasibility study and preparation of a business plan for large scale modern agricultural agro-processing projects in northern Ethiopia, Raya Valley. MCE’s services include developing a roadmap to fully develop animal husbandry, agro processing plants, development of water system, infrastructure.

FEASIBILITY STUDIES OF DIRE DAWA INDUSTRIAL ZONES

MCEin association with DOHWA consult of Korea has undertaken feasibility study of Kilinto and Bole Lemi Phase II Industrial Zones. MCE has provided input of an Environmentalist, Financial Analyst and was also involved in the Economic analysis and data collection for Special Economic zones demand analysis.

FEASIBILITY STUDIES OF KILINTO AND BOLE-LEMI PHASE INDUSTRIAL ZONES

MCEin association with DOHWA consult of Korea has undertaken feasibility study of Kilinto and Bole Lemi Phase II Industrial Zones. MCE has provided input of an Environmentalist, Financial Analyst and was also involved in the Economic analysis and data collection for Special Economic zones demand analysis.

CONSULTANCY SERVICE FOR PREPARATION OF FEASIBILITY STUDY, DETAIL DESIGN FOR PRESSURIZED IRRIGATION SYSTEM (DRIP AND SPRINKLER) AT MOHONI AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER

MCEunder contract with Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) has successfully executed design of small scale irrigation with about 30ha. The service included detail design of pressurized irrigation scheme suitable for sprinkler and drip system from ground water source, detail cost estimate.

STUDY AND DESIGN OF SMALL SCALE IRRIGATION PROJECTS IN OROMIA NATIONAL REGIONAL STATE

MCEhas undertaken a study and deign of Amigna-Haro,KabiraIlui, Koloba-Sa’ada small scale Irrigation Projects. The project comprises feasibility study; MCE is undertaking feasibility Study, Engineering Design, Soil survey, hydrogeological and geophysical studies, Environmental Impact assessment and Organization and Management study.

STUDY AND DESIGN OF SMALL SCALE IRRIGATION PROJECTS IN OROMIA NATIONAL REGIONAL STATE

MCEhas undertaken a study and deign of Kojo and Figa Bike small scale Irrigation Projects. The project comprises feasibility study; MCE is undertaking feasibility Study, Engineering Design, Soil survey, hydrogeological and geophysical studies, Environmental Impact assessment and Organization and Management study.

STUDY AND DESIGN OF SMALL SCALE IRRIGATION PROJECTS IN OROMIA NATIONAL REGIONAL STATE

MCEhas undertaken a study and deign of Welmel, Denda, Bamo, small scale Irrigation Projects. The project comprises feasibility study; MCE is undertaking feasibility Study, Engineering Design, Soil survey, hydrogeological and geophysical studies, Environmental Impact assessment and Organization and Management study.

STUDY AND DESIGN OF SMALL SCALE IRRIGATION PROJECTS IN BENISHANGULGUMUZ REGIONAL STATE

MCEhas undertaken a study and deign of DangurBurjie, AssosaGoleda, Bambasi AFA, Oda-IledigileduDurbase small scale Irrigation Projects in 5 separate contracts. The project comprises feasibility study, MCE is undertaking feasibility Study, Engineering Design, Soil survey, hydrogeological and geophysical studies, Environmental Impact assessment, Organization and Management study.

FEASIBILITY AND DETAIL DEISGN STUDIES OF SMALL SCALE IRRIGATION PROJECTS IN SNNP REGIONAL STATE

MCEhas undertaken a study and deign of Wabe-Megedcha and Dijo,HamleBirda and Bochesa small scale Irrigation Projects in 2 separate contracts. The project comprises feasibility study, MCE is undertaking feasibility Study, Engineering Design, Soil survey, hydrogeological and geophysical studies, Environmental Impact assessment, Organization and Management study.

STUDY AND DESIGN OF SMALL SCALE IRRIGATION PROJECTS IN AMHARA NATIONAL REGIONAL STATE

MCEhas undertaken a study and deign Sebatwodel, Meberji and Gosho, Upper Achi and Mello small scale Irrigation Projects in 3 separate contracts. The project comprises feasibility study, MCE is undertaking feasibility Study, Engineering Design, Soil survey, hydrogeological and geophysical studies, Environmental Impact assessment, Organization and Management study.

EX POST EVALUATION OF IRRIGATION PROJECTS IN THREE REGIONS

MCEhas successfully and ex-Post evaluation of irrigation Projects that were funded AgenceFrançaise de Developpement (Afd) French Development Agency. MCE is conducting review of report, interviews and undertake the evaluation based of five criteria recommended by OECD’s DAC: Relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and responsibility.

WAGUR SMALL SCALE IRRIGATION REDESIGN AND DETAIL STUDY

MCE has undertaken detailed assessment of an irrigation Scheme in OromiaRegin , West Hararge region, DobaWoreda, to conduct a design review with bill of quantity, geotechnical investigation, socio economic analysis to insure sustainability of the Wangur Small Irrigation Scheme.

STUDY OF IRRIGATION SYSTEMS FOR BILLATE TOBACCO DEVELOPMENT FARM

MCEis study to rehabilitate current irrigation system, which is furrow system and gravity fed and development of an alternate systems indicating feasibility of sprinkler, micro jet and drip irrigation systems in the Billate farm which is under The National Tobacco Enterprise.

EASTERN NILE EIA

MCE in association with BRLI of France is undertaking consultancy service for Environmental and Social Impact assessment of about 20,000ha Irrigation and drainage schemes at Megech Pump (at Seraba), Ribb and Anger Dam. The assessment covers the area that could be potentially disturbed by activities related to the schemes during development, construction and operational phases, and relevant infrastructure or facilities such as access roads, worker settlements and services.

EASTERN NILE IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE STUDY

MCE in association with BRLI of France and DHV of Netherlands, Shora consult of Sudan has completed a consultancy service in a project that is aimed at promoting integrated approach to irrigation and drainage development in the eastern Nile basin. The project includes ascertaining the viability of the projects proposed by riparian countries and preparation of guidelines for selection of irrigation and drainage projects.

INTEGRATED WATERSHED MANAGEMENT (ETHIOPIA) FAST TRACK PROJECT PREPARATION

MCE in association with Sir Williams Halcrow and Partners limited of UK is undertaking integrated Watershed management for Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office to conduct detailed project preparation for the identified three sub-watersheds in an investment-ready format. The service also includes institutional, environmental, social, economic and technical aspects of the project.

KOBO GIRANA PRESSURIZED IRRIGATION SYSTEM STUDAY AND DETAILED DESIGN PROJECT

MCEhas undertaken pressurized Irrigation System Study and detailed design in Amara Regional State, Kobo girana Valley covering an area of 17,000 ha. The study includes socio-economic survey, topographic survey, geophysical survey, drilling supervision works, institutional management study

AWASH FLOOD CONTROL AND WATER SHED MANAGEMENT PROJECT

MCE in association with Sir Williams Halcrow and Partners limited of UK and Sogreah of France is undertaking study of Awash Flood control and watershed management. MCE has provided a Socio-economic, Agronomist, Financial Analyst, Irrigation Engineer, and Environmentalist.

FEASIBILITY STUDY AND ENGINEERING DESIGN OF 6 IRRIGATION PROJECTS

MCE has undertaken the feasibility study and Engineering Design of Darge, Ide, Mejege, Gonga, Dhakat and Fedis.

ASSESSMENT OF EXPERIENCE AND OPPORTUNITIES ON MEDIUM AND LARGE SCALE IRRIGATION IN ETHIOPIA

MCEhas undertaken a study of existing irrigation schemes, private sector’s role in irrigation, opportunities and constraints of promoting medium and large scale irrigation at national level.

KOGA DAM AND IRRIGATION DESIGN PROJECT

MCE has participated in the consulting service to undertake Koga Dam and irrigation and Watershed Design project. MCEprovides key project staffs as Deputy Resident Engineer, Geo-technical Engineer, Irrigation Engineer, Hydrologist and CAD Operators. The major works of the project includes main and saddle dam designs, Geo-technical investigation, Flood analysis for optimum spillway design and drainage structures, reservoir simulation, Irrigation system design for about 6,000 ha irrigation development in the Koga valley, tender document preparation and construction supervision.

MASTER PLAN STUDY FOR LEGEDADI DIRE AND GEFERSA CATCHMENT AREAS AND BATHYMETRIC SURVEY FOR LEGEDADI, DIRE AND GEFERSA RESERVOIRS, 1999

MCE in association with Tahal Consulting Engineers Ltd undertook Reservoirs Bathymetric Survey and Catchment Areas for Legedadi, Drie and Gefersa Reservoir for the Addis Ababa Water Supply.

SURVEY AND DESIGN FOR MATTLE FARM, MEKI – ZEWAY IRRIGATION

MCE conducted Topography, soil survey and mapping of 1,000 ha in Mattle farm, Meki-Zeway area. The study included detailed topography and soil survey of 300 ha as a basis for designing drip irrigation system.

FEASIBILITY STUDY AND ENGINEERING DESIGN OF SMALL-SCALE IRRIGATION, 2000 – 2001

Under contract to Oromi Irrigation Development Authority, MCE is undertaking field surveys and preparation of study, design and tender documentation. The work is supported byIFAD.

WABI SHEBELE RIVER BASIN INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT MASTER PLAN STUDY, 2002

MCE is sub-consultant to WWDSE and is involved in a multi-disciplinary study dealing with physical resource assessment, socio-economic surveys, identification of development issues and constraints, definition of strategies and elaboration of phased development. The study will be undertaken in 3 phases and is due for completion in 2004.

ACTION PLAN FOR FLOOD CONTROL AND DRAINAGE, 2000 - 2001

Under sub-consultancy agreement to Devecon of Finland, MCE prepared assessment of flood characteristics and drainage network for Bahir Dar Town.

STUDY ON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D) ACTIVITIES IN THE WATER SECTOR, 2001 - 2002

Under contract to Science and Technology Commission, and in association with ECO-Consult,MCE is engaged in the elaboration of the needs for institutionalized R&D activities in the water sector.

MOZAMBIQUE, SPECIAL PROGRAMME FOR FOOD SECURITY (SPFS), 2000

Under contract to the African Development Bank, MCE participated in the appraisal of SPFS Phase 1 for possible bank financing, Rehabilitation of small scale irrigation schemes was included in the programme.

MALAWI, SMALL HOLDERS SUGAR CANE OUT GROWERS SCHEME, 1999

Under contract to the African Development Bank, MCE participated in the appraisal of the small holder out growers scheme growing sugar cane under sprinkler irrigation.

COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION OF OROMIA'S WATER RESOURCES POTENTIAL, 1998

Under agreement with Oromiya Economic Study Project Office, MCE prepared an assessment of the water resources in Oromiya Region. Irrigation, water supply and hydropower potential, status and development was reviewed, together with privatization for phased development.

PREPARATION OF WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT POLICY, 1997 - 1998

MCE was involved in the development of Water Resources Management Policy for the African Development Bank.

SMALL SCALE IRRIGATION PROJECT APPRAISAL, GHANA, 1997

Under contract to the African Development Bank, MCE was involved in the Appraisal of Small – Scale Irrigation Project in Ghana.

AL-MESH PRIVATE LIMITED COMPANY- 1997

Identification and Appraisal of Investment project in Region 3 and 6. The appraisal covered the water and land resources assessment over an area of 400,000 ha to select suitable large scale development projects.

FLOOD PROTECTION AND DRAINAGE STUDY

Flood Protection and drainage study in the Borkana River Valley. The activities carried out include impact assessment of flood protection dyke constructed through World Vision support and the assessment of flood and drainage problem with provision of appropriate solution.

WEITO RIVER IRRIGATION SCHEME, 1997

MCE was involved in the detailed design of a diversion structure (weir), main canal, irrigation system review and design, and off-line storage. The client was Birale Agricultural Development PLC, a private investor, developing some 4000 ha under irrigation. Cotton was the main crop, however, horticultural crops, vegetables, oil seeds and some cereals were also being grown on portions of the land.

ASSAITA IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT PROJECT WATER RESOURCES ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION

MCE in association with HALCROW were engaged by AL-MESH plc to prepare a pre-investment study followed by detail design and set-up of management system for an irrigation development on an area of about 12,000 ha in the Lower Awash Valley. The study and evaluation involved assessment of water availability and allocation in the Awash basin, detailed sectoral studies in the area of land resource, agriculture, engineering, environment, socio-economics and the analysis of alternative development options and preparation of optimum schemes.

GIDABO IRRIGATION PROJECT

Based on the outcome of the preliminary assessment of the water and land resources potentials, detailed designs of the irrigation system for intensive agriculture of high value crops was carried out. MCE was sub-consultant to Tahal Consulting Engineers.

IFAD, SPECIAL COUNTRY PROGRAMME PHASE II, PREPARATION OF PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION MANUAL (PIM), MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCE

MCE was involved in the preparation of Programme Implementation Manual for Tigary, Amhara and SNNPRS Regions for the Ministry of Water Resources.

NEKEMTE AGRO-INDUSTRIAL PROJECT

Appraisal on land development design and agro-ecological study. The study was focusing on 2,000 ha irrigation systems and soil conservation study for 20,000 ha cultivated land. The consultancy work was done by MCE in association with SINTEC for North – Western Agricultural Development Corporation.

ASSESSMENT OF QUANTITIES

MCE in Association with ABD-Consult undertook an assessment for over 35 km of canal works and 70 km of road network. In addition, MCE provided assistance in contract administration for the Finchaa Sugar Factory Project.

IDENTIFICATION AND APPRAISAL OF INVESTMENT PROJECTS IN REGION 3 AND 6 FOR AL-MESH PLC.

MCE undertook identification and appraisal of rain fed and irrigation projects in the development, operation and management of agro-industrial schemes in the Amhara Region for the production and marketing of agricultural products both for the domestic and export markets.

The study was based on the analysis and evaluation ofexisting data and information and reconnaissance field studies and analysis.

EVALUATION OF FLOOD PROTECTION AND DRAINAGE PROJECTS IN THE BORKENA RIVEFT VALLEY FOR WORLD VISION ETHIOPIA

MCE undertook evaluation of flood protection and drainage in BorkenaRiverValley which incorporates:

  • Design of Flood Protection (an earth bund/dyke of one meter in height and 3,700 meters in length constructed on the left bank of the Borkena river and has a trapezoidal cross-section of loose earth fill);
  • River Training (a realignment of river channel to direct the Borkena river flow at the southern edge of the swamp in order to limit the direct inflow of water into the swamp and to reclaim it) and
  • Drainage (an internal drainage network with lengths varying between 250 and 1,600 m, which could serve to drain excess run-off from the project area into the swamp).
  • The study also includes a system of drainage to cater for run-off coming from 13 culvert outlets along the mainDessie – Addis Ababa highway and excess run off from Gerby and Katchur villages which are all directed to the internal drains mentioned above.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL ANALYSIS

MCE undertook environmental and social analysis (ESA) of “chronic food deficit’ areas of Amhara, Oromiya, Southern Nations & Nationalities and Tigray Regional States for Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation (MEDAC).

LIVESTOCK QUARANTINE

MCE made selection of 15,000 ha LIVESTOCK QUARANTINE area near Ayisha Town, Shinille Zone, Somali National Regional State for ELFORA Agro Industries PLC.

AFAR RANGELANDS AND WATER DEVELOPMENT STUDY, 1997 - 2000

MCE completed the Rangelands and Water Development Study for Afar Regional State. The study included assessment of the location and extent of population, climate, water budget, relief, and topography, geology and tectonics, vegetation, land use and land cover, socio-economic, livestock and rangelands development.

WASHED COFFEE PROCESSING PROJECT FOR DINSHO AGRO-INDUSTRIES PLC 1999

MCEin association with ABD-Consult undertook the study to assess the situation of washed coffee in all areas of Oromia Region.

SHERARO AND TAHTAY ADIABO AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT STUDY, DEC. 1995 - 1999

MCE undertook an agricultural based regional development study in north-west Ethiopia covering an area of about 400,000 ha. The study aimed at assessing the resources, development potentials and constraints and preparing short and long term development plans for the rational utilization of the land, soil, water, forest, livestock and other resources. Water harvesting techniques including spate irrigation were considered for the lowland areas.

SELALE DAIRY PROJECT, WATER MANAGEMENT ASPECT

MCE undertook a reconnaissance study of the water resources of the Selale area covering five districts for the provision of water for domestic, livestock and irrigation use. The study also covered the socio-economic aspect.

FINCHAA SUGAR PROJECT SOIL PROFILE SURVEY

The service provided comprised the provision of detail soil profile survey of 6,000 ha land to determine the suitability of the land for sugar cane production.

PASTORAL AREAS DEVELOPMENT STUDY

MCE in association with Techniplan of Italy is undertaking a consultancy service which includes a baseline Survey, Strategic Planning and identifying priority Development projects in pastoral areas of Ethiopia.

PREPARATION OF BUSINESS PLAN FOR GOJJAM FARMS

MCE has undertaken preparation of Business plan for three Gojjam farms with a total area of 16,900 ha. The study included agricultural potential study, marketing study, infrastructure review, manpower planning, financial analysis,