A master plan is being developed by an interdisciplinary project team, using the experience from other large dams with ship locks in the Netherlands, China and Central America, involving the bordering nations. Environmental and marine experts from United Nations Bodies like the World Meteorological Organization WMO, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPPC, the United Nations Environmental Program UNEP, the International Maritime Organization IMO, and NGOs like the International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN, the International Hydropower Association IHA and The World Commission on Dams (WCD), the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD; the Mediterranean Renewable Energy Program (MEDREP) are consulted.
Three Gorges 21 GW power dam in China (2.4 km)
Itaipu 14 GW power dam in Brazil (8 km)
Artist views of the Gibraltar dam
The Regional MEDSHILD Commission (RMC) in Geneva representing all bordering nations, has to agree on the controlled sea level to protect their interests and decides about their role and financial participation, namely (in alphabetical order):
International partners: European Union and United Nations ECE, ECA and ESCWA
Views of Strait of Gibraltar
Plan views of the Strait of Gibraltar
Cross-section of the shallowest area
The Regional REDSHILD Commission (RRC) in Geneva representing all bordering nations, has to agree on the controlled sea level to protect their interests and decides about their role and financial participation, namely (in alphabetical order):
INTERNATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE
An international coordination committee based in Geneva Switzerland with all involved partners is being formed to supervise both projects which should be ready at about the same time to avoid an imbalance of the controlled sea level and effects on the Suez shipping route. A consensual consortium treaty will be concluded between all parties.
Both projects will be financed voluntarily by the benefitting governments proportionally to their local advantages from the projects and by banking consortia. The MEDSHILD and REDSHILD operation companies might be quoted on the stock exchanges. For the initial pre-engineering a foundation is being created to support the actors until
the start of the dam constructions.