Tata Power JV Synchronizes 186 MW Georgia Hydro Project
Tata Power through Adjaristsqali Georgia LLC (AGL), its joint venture with Norway’s Clean Energy Invest AS Norway (Clean Energy) and IFC Infra Ventures (IFC), announced the synchronization of its 186 MW Shuakhevi Hydro Power Project (HPP) in record time. Tata Power has further commenced stabilization procedures to ensure smooth operations.
The construction of the plant started in the fall of 2013 and has been synchronized on the 1stand 2nd of August 2017, in a record time of less than four years. Shuakhevi HPP is the largest hydropower plant to be built in Georgia over the past 50 years, and its project investment cost exceeded USD 420 million.
Anil Sardana, CEO and Managing Director of Tata Power said, “We are delighted to announce the synchronization of our Shuakhevi hydro project in a record time. We continue to strengthen our international presence and look for viable business opportunities across the select international geographies. We are grateful to our strategic partners, Clean Energy and IFC Infra Ventures, for helping us complete and synchronize this project within the prescribed timeline.
We are also happy to announce that we have commenced stabilization procedures that will ensure uninterrupted power supply.”
“The Shuakhevi Hydropower Project will contribute significantly to energy independence of Georgia. We take this opportunity to thank the honorable Prime Minister, Mr. Giorgi Kvirikashvili, and Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Energy of Georgia, Mr. Kaladze, and all members of Government of Georgia for their support in harnessing Georgia’s huge hydropower potential”, says Prashant Joshi – CEO of AGL.
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.