Year: 2012. Height: 249 meters.
In Turkey on the Soruh river, one of the largest dams in the world was built, the height of Deriner dam is 249 meters. The developer of the dam project was the engineer Ibrahim Deriner. Unfortunately, he did not experience the completion of his own project. It has been decided to perpetuate the name of the engineer and to name the dam in his honor. It must be mentioned that the hydroelectric power station on the river Soruh, part of which is the dam, has a very unusual structure. The building of the hydroelectric power station is completely under the ground.
Construction work began in 1998. And already in 2012 the new water basin was filled with water for the first time. According to the approximate calculations, investments in dam construction amounted to about 2 billion US dollars, making this project even more impressive. The dam looks incredibly beautiful, on its crest stretches the highway and the majestic mountain landscapes with steep serpentines frame the dam.
Many tourists visiting this area leave the car in the Vorgebirgsbezirken and walk through the surroundings on foot. At present, Deriner Betonbogendamm is the highest dam in Turkey. One can hardly imagine that it is only a part of the unified huge project, according to which 17 existing power plants on the Soruh river will be built in a few years. Next - Inguri Dam
Inguri Dam, Georgia
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