FROSIO NEXT performed the design of Shatili hydropower plant in Mtskheta-Mtianeti region, in Georgia. The design included hydraulic, static and structural computations of the plant’s components: intake, penstock and powerhouse. The intake will consists of a Tyrolean weir. It will be diverted from the Arghuni river at an elevation of about 1,567 m a.s.l.. Water is conveied from the intake to the forebay made up of carpentry. An approximately 1.4 km long penstock will convey the water from the forebay to the powerhouse. The powerhouse elevation is about 70 m lower than the intake elevation.
All civil works have been designed in order to minimize their interference with respect to floods. Concerning the electromechanical supply, the choice fell on a Banki turbine, which is well suited for installation in remote sites due to the low need of maintenance.