This unique HEP station includes various buildings including an arched dam, which is a remarkably complex and wonderful structure.
The aforementioned arched dam blocks the upper part of the Enguri River Gorge. The construction of the dam started in 1961 and was operational by 1977. The height of the concrete building here is 271.5 meters, and the length of the roof is 728 meters.
As a result of the damming of the Enguri River, the deepest reservoir in Georgia was created – Jvari Reservoir.
The main technical data concerning Enguri HEP Station are as follows:
● Total capacity – 1300 mw
● Quantity of aggregates – 5
● Annual output – 4.3 billion kWh
● Maximum pressure – 404 m
The arched dam of Enguri HEP Station was granted the status of cultural heritage monument of Georgia. Actually, as for 2023, it's the 3rd highest concrete arch dam in the world.
In 2021, the first tourist route was launched at Enguri HEP Station.