Tata Power on Monday said it had completed construction of a 187-megawatt (Mw) hydro project in Georgia that cost over $420 million. The Shuakhevi hydroelectric project is the largest hydro-power plant to be built in Georgia in the past five decades. Adjaristsqali Georgia LLC (AGL), Tata Power’s joint venture with Norway’s Clean Energy Invest AS and IFC InfraVentures (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has completed construction of the 187 Mw Shuakhevi Hydro Power Project (HPP), it said after a ceremony in Georgia. “The construction of the plant started in the fall of 2013.
As a part of this project, one weir and two dams with their respective reservoirs and connecting tunnels have been constructed to divert water for power generation,” the company said in a statement.The water conductor system consists of three tunnels with cumulative length of 33.48 km.