On June 1, 2012, Landsvirkjun Power and Verkís Consulting Engineers signed an engineering consultancy agreement with the Georgian company Machakhela HPP 1 LLC after being the successful bidder for the work. The project involves development of two 20-25 MW hydroelectric power stations in Georgia.
According to contracts Landsvirkjun Power and Verkís are to conduct site investigations, prepare a feasibility study, followed by initial project design, preparation of tender documents for construction work and detail design of civil works and review of design of electromechanical and hydromechanical equipment.
The power stations will be located on the river Machakhelistskali in the autonomous Adjara region of Georgia, near the Turkish border. The two power stations will be similar in design and both involve headwork structure, including concrete dam, sand sluices and fishways, a headrace and pressure tunnel, intake for tributary rivers, surge facility, surface powerhouse complete with electromechanical equipment, tailrace channel, substation, and associated transmission line.
Landsvirkjun Power and Verkis have also concluded sub-consultancy agreement with the local engineering company Peri LLC which will be responsible for the site investigation work of the local companies Geoengineering and Geographic as well as for the engineering work of the company Georgian Water Power.
The work is to be completed by end of 2015.
The picture shows locations of projects that Landsvirkjun Power has worked on in Georgia in the last few years