The dam cost approximately US$150M to build and is the second major hydro scheme built in the country after Monasavu.

The project consists of a 42MW power station encompassing two vertical pelton turbines providing 103GWh of electricity annually. The project is comprised of a 30m-high concrete gravity dam, including three radial gates and two sluice gates, 2km of tunnels, including intake structures and screens, a 1.5km-long, 2m-diameter buried steel penstock pipeline, a 132 kV, 5km-long transmission line connecting to the existing Fiji transmission system through a switching station

Project construction began in 2009 with MWH serving as Owner’s Engineer and SinoHydro Corporation in charge of project execution through an Engineer-Procure-Construct (EPC) contract.