Constructed in the 60-70ies in the narrow canyon of the Enguri river, with the breathtaking scenery of mountainous landscape, Enguri HPP represents one of the most fascinating examples of civil engineering achievements of the 20th century in Georgia. Objects that comprise the whole structure of Enguri HPP cover almost one thousand square kilometers from the town of Jvari to the Black Sea. It also includes a cascade of hydroelectric stations and 15 tunnels, the longest of which is about 15 kilometers. Having 271.5 meters of height, the arch dam was granted the industrial heritage status of national value in 2015. Enguri HPP gives almost 46% of the total electricity of Georgia. Its location is unique in the way that the Dam is situated in the territory controlled by official Georgia, while, the power station is located in the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia.
The current guided tour considers the sightseeing of the main structural points of the dam: top of the dam; circular shields building, perimetral tunnel; dam shield’s building- offering the visitors to get acquainted with the particular features of the construction and to learn about the general aspects of the energy generation using hydro resources.
|Recommended duration of visit:||2 Hours|
|Duration of a guided tour:||90 Minutes|
|Access for persons with disabilities:||None|
|Visitor centre on site:||yes|
|Gift and book shop on site:||yes|
Tuesday - Sunday 11am-5pm
(tours are organised in groups of 5 to 21 persons)