WSP provides specialized engineering expertise in the development and maintenance of dams, hydropower systems and water infrastructure projects to help to power communities and industries worldwide while always keeping technical and environmental considerations in mind.

WSP has extensive experience in small to large-scale hydroelectric projects, ranging from developing greenfield sites to engineering and commissioning hydroelectric stations and dams. 

Our hydropower experts are renowned for their effectiveness, understanding of customer needs as well as for their creative ability to carry out renewable energy projects and integrate them into the natural and built environments.  

We have developed a strong expertise in the field of hydroelectric facility design. Whether our clients need help with the design of new facilities or inspection and rehabilitation of existing ones, our multidisciplinary team provides innovative solutions to achieve optimal results.

Our Practice Areas:

  • Hydrology and Hydraulics (1D, 2D and 3D modeling)

  • Civil and Structural Design and Stability Analysis

  • Geotechnical and Geological Engineering

  • Flood Risk Assessments

  • Dams and Dam Safety

  • Turbine-generator Selection and Review (W2W)

  • Heavy Mechanical Design (gates, hoists, etc.)

  • Medium and High-Voltage Electrical Design

  • Auxiliary Electrical and Mechanical Services

Our Services

Project Development

  • 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, Testing and Start-up

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

  • Inspections of Hydropower plants