Second unit launched at 3600MW Rogun project, Tajikistan

11 September 2019

Two units are now in operation at the Rogun hydroelectric project in Tajikstan, following the official launch of Unit 2 today.

President of the Republic of Tajikistan, H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon, launched the unit in a ceremony attended by Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Qohir Rasulzoda, Mayor of Dushanbe Mr. Rustam Emomali, Director of the Open Joint Stock Company of Rogun Hydropower Plant Mr. Khayrullo Safarzoda and other officials, together with employees of the plant, activists, scientists, youth and veterans.

Construction of the Rogun Dam was initiated on 29 October 2016, with the first unit inaugurated on 16 November 2018

The Rogun hydropower plant is the largest unit of the Vakhsh River casacade and features six 600MW units. Rogun will be the largest hydropower plant in the region once complete.

It features a rockfill dam with a loam core that it being built by Salini Impregilo to become the tallest dam in the world at 335m. With the dam crest at an elevation of 1300m above the sea level, Rogun will also become the world's highest dam, breaking the record held by the Nurek Dam, also in Tajikistan.

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