Salini Impregilo signed in Tibilisi an EPC contract worth USD575 million for the design and construction of the Nenskra hydroelectric project in the mountainous region of Svaneti, in the northwest of the Country. The project will be composed of a asphalt face rockfill dam (135 m high and 820 m long), a weir on the Nakra river (9 m high and 50 m long). The project includes a transfer tunnel (14.4 km long with 3.5 m diameter), a headrace tunnel (15.6 km long and 4.5 m diameter). The transfer tunnel will take Nakra River’s water to the new reservoir, optimizing the project’s performance. The tunnel will be built by TBMs. The once the contract is signed the time given is 62 months within which time the work will have to be completed. Visit http://www.salini-impregilo.com/en/. 39/15.