Autor: Andreas Pointinger , 25.01.2021

In October 2019, a new hydroelectric power station of the energy utility Georgia Water and Power Ltd. (GWP) was officially inaugurated at the Bodorna Reservoir, located about 45 km north of the capital Tbilisi.

The operators placed the order for the supply of the complete electromechanical equipment with the hydropower all-rounder GUGLER Water Turbines GmbH from Austria. The small power station was built at a newly created outlet of the reservoir, allowing 32 m³/s of discharge water and a gross drop height of 8.1 m to be used to generate electricity. The project, constructed between October 2017 and November 2018, was completed in approximately 10 months. A horizontal Kaplan turbine in pit design was supplied by the Upper Austrian company as the centrepiece of the new facility. At full capacity, the power package creates a bottleneck output of more than 2.5 MW.

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KW Bodorna Reservoir 90 x 65 Credit Gugler web2


A new diversion channel was created for the power station construction for the Bodorna reservoir with its capacity of around 1 million m3. The picture shows the beginning of the intake structure.

photo credit: GUGLER