Damaged Shuakhevi HPP tunnel and company response
20, September 2017 11:29:00
The construction company "Mott McDonald" explains the partial collapse of the "Shuakhevi HPP" tunnel. The statement says that at this stage the reasons are being established. According to the company’s information the current situation will not interfere with the HPP's exploitation and the population is not in danger.
In the village of Golkhanuri, part of the mountain slopes has collapsed in August, where the "Shuakhevi HPP" water tunnel passes through. The object worked for 2 months in Test mode. The case occurred before the exploitation took place. Information for the first time was broadcasted by Ajara TV. The fact of the tunnel was confirmed in "Ajaristskali Georgia", but they cannot speak about the reasons. The company claims that the population is not in danger. Residents of the villages located in the Shuakhevi HPP are demanding to be evacuated.