Machakhela HEPP

Country: Georgia

Project period: 02/2016 - 01/2017

Client: Machakhela HEPP LLC

Investment amount: EUR 108,225 (consulting)


HEPP Machakhela LLC intends to construct a 25 MW hydropower plant near Batumi, close to the Turkish border in the south west of Georgia. The HPP shall be constructed through an Engineering, Procurement and Construction Contract and a Turkish Designer has been assigned with carrying out the required conceptual design services and to prepare the tender documents. HEPP Machakhela LLC has engaged P&P as its Owners Engineer to assist in all technical and economic implementation matters and to supervise the conceptual design engineer.


The HP scheme consists of a 15m high concrete dam, a lateral intake structure connected to a 6.5km long pressure tunnel and a powerhouse with a tailrace channel. The annual energy generation is estimated to be 138GWh based on a design flow of 20m³/s and a gross head of 135m.

Services provided:

  • Assistance and support during preparation phase
  • Review of detailed option analysis
  • Conceptual design review
  • Identification and evaluation of technological alternatives
  • Identification of project risks incl. advice on mitigation measure
  • Review and advice of EPC bidding documents
  • Representing of the Clients/Owners’ interest towards Conceptual Designer

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