Shuakhevi hydropower plant to be built by autumn

 Shuakhevi hydropower plant to be built by autumn

The construction of the Shuakhevi hydropower plant on the River Adjaristskali in Adjara will be completed in the autumn of 2016, the Georgian Energy Ministry said.

"As much as 75% of the construction work has been completed, the project will be fully completed in the autumn of 2016 and will be put into operation next spring. Its capacity of 187 MW will contribute to the country's energy independence," Sputnik Georgia cited the ministry as saying.

The Shuakhevi hydropower plant is the largest investment and infrastructure project in the energy system of Georgia. It will consist of two dams and reservoirs. The power station will produce 450 million KW/h per year.

The total cost of the project is $416 million. It is implemented by a joint venture of the Indian company Tata Power and the Norwegian company Clean Energy Invest 'Adjaristskali Georgia'.

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