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November 24, 2021

Enguri, Georgia

By Carmen

Enguri is a 1,325MW hydro power project. It is located on Enguri river/basin in Abkhazia, Georgia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1978.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,325 1,325 Active Abkhazia, Georgia Engurhesi


The project is developed and owned by Engurhesi. The company has a stake of 100%.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 1,100 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 410m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 5 in number. The penstock length is 451m. The project generated 3,300 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1978.

Contractors Involved

Turboatom was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 5 units of francis turbines, each with 265MW nameplate capacity.

Turboatom supplied 5 electric generators for the project.

About Engurhesi

Engurhesi Ltd is a power generation company in Georgia. It owns and operates the Enguri Hydro Power Plant which generates 1300 MW of electricity.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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