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RP Global & BGEO Group launch construction of their 50 MW hydropower cascade Mestiachala in Svaneti


Investment Volume amounts to USD 65 Mio.

Two hydropower plants (HPP) will be installed on the Mestiachala River just off the town of Mestia in the Svaneti region. The primary two Pelton turbine plant "Mestiachala 1" will have a capacity of 20 MW, while the second part of the cascade with a capacity of 30 MW and consisting of three Pelton turbines will be the "Mestiachala 2" plant.

The rights for the projects were obtained through competitive tendering processes organized by the Georgian Ministry of Energy, and two Memoranda of Understanding were signed with the Government of Georgia, in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Commissioning of the Mestiachala cascade is expected to occur in late 2018.

The project mainly done by Autrian companies: The construction is done together by the Georgian Svaneti Hydro GRPC with the Austrian Company RP Global, both projects have been designed by the Austrian syndicate "Convex-Hydroconsult", while the Turbines are manufactured by Kössler.