According to the statement made by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, an average of 4 thousand 400 cubic meters of concrete is poured daily in the Yusufeli Dam. The dam, which has a realization rate of 93 percent in the body concrete, is 25 meters shorter than the Eiffel Tower with a body height of 275 meters.
4 million cubic meters of concrete to be used in the dam body corresponds to a 13-meter platform wide concrete road from Artvin to Edirne. Yusufeli Dam, which will be a source of water for other dams in addition to the energy it will produce, will extend the life of other dams and reduce the risk of flooding in this river by keeping the sediment that the Coruh River will bring to a great extent.
“TURKEY’S HIGH, HIGH DAM WORLD 3.”
Minister Bekir Pakdemirli, whose views were given in the statement, said that the Yusufeli Dam, which is under construction, has reached a height of 260 meters and the last 15 meters have been entered.
Pakdemirli, when Turkey’s dams, which are the vision of the project is completed with a double curvature concrete arch dam height of 275 meters, the highest category in Turkey, the world’s highest dam would be the third gave the information.
“WE SIGN IN SUCH A MEGA PROJECT UNDER DIFFICULT GEOGRAPHICAL CONDITIONS”
Last year President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the dam construction and said, “A magnificent work is emerging.” Reminding that he said, Pakdemirli said, “Work is continuing intensively in the construction of Yusufeli Dam. We are signing such a mega project under difficult geographical conditions. Documentary and engineering wonder project.” said.
Noting that the installed power of the Yusufeli Dam and HEPP facility will be 558 megawatts and the annual energy production will be 1 billion 888 million kilowatt hours, Pakdemirli stated that the concreting works in the power plant and energy structures continue as planned.
“ANNUAL ENERGY NEED OF A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF 2.5 MILLION WILL BE MEETED”
Pakdemirli, “When the dam is completed Turkey’s highest in the world, will be the third high and will provide 1.5 billion pounds contribute to the economy annually. Thanks to the project will be covered about 2.5 million people, the annual energy needs of a city.” said.