The tunneling at the Kargi Plant, owned by INTPOW member Statkraft, is now completed
A tunnel boring machine has broken through 7.8 km of rock in preparation for construction of Turkey's 104 MW Kargi hydroelectric plant, manufacture Robbins Co. said.
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.
Read more about the tunneling process here