Construction of Namahvani HPP suspended in Georgia
Georgia, Tbilisi, Feb. 11 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
Georgia's new government has decided to revise the strategy for the construction of giant hydroelectric power plants in the country, including the construction of the Namahvani HPP cascade.
Construction of Namahvani HPP will not begin in the first half of 2013 as planned because according to international consultants, it is necessary to conduct additional geological and hydrological surveys, and prepare a project for environmental protection and social assessments. In addition, a more detailed analysis of cultural heritage preservation is required.
It is assumed that capacity of Namahvani HPP will reach 450 megawatts.
As the Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation stated, studies that are underway, will be completed in the second half of 2013.
Previously, it was decided to suspend the construction of another large hydropower plant- Khudoni HPP.