Salini Impregilo signs $3.9bn agreement to build hydropower plant in Tajikistan

WCN Editorial Team 5 Jul 2016 ASIA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Italian construction firm Salini Impregilo has signed a framework agreement worth $3.9bn to construct a hydropower project in Tajikistan.

The firm has been awarded the first lot of the project’s work, valued at $1.95bn, which includes the construction of a 335m-high rockfill dam with a clay core on the Vakhsh River. The dam will be located in Pamir — one of Central Asia's main mountain ranges.

The agreement between Salini Impregilo and Rogun Hydropower Project, the state-run company that is coordinating the project, concerns the exploitation of the Pamir’s hydroelectric potential and include four lots. The three remaining lots are seen being assigned to the group by 30 September 2016.

Upon completion, the project will include six turbines of 600MW each with a total installed capacity of 3,600MW — the equivalent of three nuclear power plants.

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