The Shuakhevi hydropower plant project

Adjaristsqali Georgia LLC (AGL), a subsidiary of the Norwegian Clean Energy Invest, has requested up to USD 86.5 million from the EBRD for the construction of the 185 MW Shuakhevi hydropower plant (HPP). The project involves the construction of the 22-metre Skhalta dam (with a 19.4 hectare reservoir) and the 39-metre Didachara dam (with a 16.9 hectare reservoir) on the rivers Skhalta and Adjaristskali, as well as the construction of three diversion tunnels (at lengths of 5.8, 9.1 and 17.8 kilometres) to divert water flows from the upper parts of the Adjaristskali, Skhalta and Chirukhistskali rivers towards the reservoirs and then the powerhouse.