INTPOW report that the tunneling at the Kargi Plant in Turkey is now completed.
INTPOW member Statkraft are the owners of the plant.
Using a tunnel boring machine they have now broken through 7.8 km of rock. This is in preparation for construction of Turkey's 104 MW Kargi hydroelectric plant.
The double-shield machine has a diameter of 10 meters and was launched with contractor Gulermak in Spring 2012. The plant was originally scheduled to open by the end of this past year, though difficult geological conditions forced Robbins' engineers to make major in-tunnel modifications throughout the tunneling process.
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