MEDSHILD & REDSHILD

Millennium Energy Project

MASTERPLAN


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.

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Three Gorges 21 GW power dam in China (2.4 km)

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Itaipu 14 GW power dam in Brazil (8 km)

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Artist views of the Gibraltar dam

The MEDSHILD/REDSHILD project team coordinates the necessary geologists & geophysicists, civil engineers, architects, energy experts, marine scientists, environmental engineers, ship navigation and ship lock experts and is setting up a financial consortium and budget for the rapid implementation of the MEDSHILD/REDSHILD project.

MEDSHILD


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):

Albania
Algeria
Bosnia- Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Egypt
France
Georgia
Greece
Israel
Italy
Syria
Tunisia
Turkey
Ukraine
UK (Gibraltar)
Morocco
Palestine
Romania
Russia
Slovenia
Spain
Jordan
Lebanon
Libya
Malta
Monaco
Montenegro

International partners
: European Union and United Nations ECE, ECA and ESCWA


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Views of Strait of Gibraltar

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Plan views of the Strait of Gibraltar

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Cross-section of the shallowest area


REDSHILD


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):

Djibouti
Egypt
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Isreal
Saudi Arabia
Sudan
Yemen
International Partners: Arab League, United Nations ECA and ESCWA

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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.


FINANCING

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.