WSP has extensive experience in this field, having contributed to generating thousands of megawatts of power for industries and communities in Australia and around the world.
Powering the Future
We can provide specialised engineering expertise in the development and maintenance of dams, hydropower systems and water infrastructure projects.
We are recognised for our vast experience in the delivery of small to large-scale hydropower / pumped hydro projects, including developing greenfield sites, and engineering and commissioning hydroelectric stations and dams.
From the early stages of planning, permitting and compliance in renewable energy engineering through to detailed design and construction management, our engineers are specialists in hydropower project development, plant rehabilitation, retrofit and upgrades.
Across our multi-disciplinary capability, we offer our clients further access to our Civil, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Systems & Automation, Tunnelling, Transmission, Environmental, Social and Planning Assessment and Quality sServices.
Engineering Future Ready Solutions for Operating and Managing Successful Hydropower Projects
With the technology set to play an ever-increasing role in the global push for a clean energy future, existing hydropower infrastructure is are nearing the end of its their asset lifecycles. To ensure the future viability of the renewable energy source, our clients need to decide whether building new infrastructure, retrofitting existing infrastructure plants or implementing new technologies at non-powered dams is the best way forward. for them.
We can help our clients understand the feasibility of each of these options by providing engineering expertise and advisory services to address current and future challenges through the full asset lifecycle including risk evaluation. We design future ready solutions that consider imminent trends such as climate change, population growth and even the synergies between electricity production and agriculture needs.
This technology will continue to play an important role in the future of hHydropower. With global experience already in this sector, our team of specialists can help our clients enhance their grid stability by designing effective energy storage capabilities capable ofthat can integrateing renewable hybrid solutions, such as wind or solar. This will help increase energy generating capacities and maintain power when intermittent renewable sources are unavailable.
We are familiar with key the issues aroundissues surrounding pumped hydro including capital cost estimates, optimal resource configuration, ground attributes and lifecycle cost considerations. In sighting studies, our team also supports our clients navigate and develop the approvals process for Environmental Impact Studies approvals.
- Project planning, river surveys and feasibility studies
- Preliminary engineering and design
- Environmental assessment, surveys and permitting
- Resource assessment and energy forecasts
ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION
- Tender package and selection process
- Detailed engineering for construction
- Owner’s Engineer services
- Independent third-party design review
- Construction management (EPCM)
- Commissioning and performance testing
OPERATIONS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT
- Performance assessment
- Condition assessment
- Risk and safety analysis
- Engineering and design
MERGERS, DIVESTITURES AND ACQUISITIONS
- Advisory services and project risk review
- Independent engineer services
- Technical due diligence analysis for lenders and investors
- Inspections of hydropower plants