More than a century of expertise and experience
The increasing need for clean energy through the greater use of hydro power is today a socio-political necessity. Our core business is the planning, design and construction management of hydro-electric power and multi-purpose projects, including studies to enhance optimum compatibility with the environment, in order to satisfy the increasing demand for security of supply.
The increasing complexity of our work demands ever greater innovation and adaptability. We use the most modern tools and methods for static and dynamic investigations of hydraulic systems, mathematical modelling of the foundations and superstructures, static and dynamic calculations of constructions as well as for transient calculations.
Our experience encompasses a wide range of conventional plants, from the alpine type comprising long tunnels and hundreds of metres head, to low run-of-river schemes developing few metres head, both with weirs and dams. Clients can as well, rely on our expert services in dam design, based on our 100-years experience, and on our extensive know-how, developed over the more recent past, in the design and implementation of reversible pumped storage plants.
Many existing power plants are in need of rehabilitation and upgrading, in view of the increasing energy shortages. For an economical continuous operation of these plants, we provide our clients with complete renewal concepts and investment planning, renovation of penstocks and the optimization of turbines and electro-mechanical equipment.