Leading Italy headquartered infrastructure developer Webuild has achieved a major milestone at the Rogun HPP hydropower project in Tajikistan with the commencement of the concrete pour for the construction of the core dam. Located in the upper reaches of the Vakhsh River in the Pamir Mountains west of the Himalayas, Rogun will be the highest dam in the world with a dam crest at 1,300 metres above sea level, breaking the record held by the Nurek Dam, also in Tajikistan. At 335 metres, Rogun will also be the tallest dam in the world.Rogun Hydropower Plant Project is a massive undertaking that will double the Central Asian country’s production capacity with clean, renewable energy, providing crucial support for its sustainable development.A project commissioned by OJSC Rogun Hydropower Plant, Webuild is responsible for the main civil works in the construction of the rockfill dam with a loam core. Rogun already has two turbines that are producing electricity. Unit 5 and 6 each have a capacity of 600 megawatts. The early generation has allowed Tajikistan to reduce power shortages suffered during the winter months, and export part of the electricity produced to neighbouring countries. Once all six turbines each with a capacity of 600 MW have been installed and the project completed, Rogun will have a total installed capacity of 3,600 MW, making it the most powerful hydroelectric station in Central Asia.