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Owner’s & Lender’s Engineer

Dedicated Engineering Advisors

Large Hydro Power projects with many stakeholders involved have complexity and challenges that exceed the project owner’s capacities. Apart from on time, on budget, and quality deliverables, project owners and investors need to ensure that the investment risk is kept to a minimum.

With 1,000+ consultancy professionals working alongside our clients worldwide, AF supports investors and project owners with experienced consultants for all aspects of a hydropower project and helps identify opportunities that may otherwise be overlooked while avoiding or minimizing risks.

Our owner’s / lender’s engineers can help shape project dimension and scope, select location and technology, and define interfaces and schedule in the project conceptual stage. They can also support clients to develop a project execution plan and contracting strategy during project inception. Through project controls and design optimization, they support clients to reduce overall project costs and to ensure our clients comply with their environmental and social regulations.

Investors benefit from having a dedicated engineering advisor who is familiar with all aspects of the project and the conditions of International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) and will safeguard the lender’s interest.

Our owner’s engineer services include:

  • Site selection
  • Schedule analysis and optimization
  • Feasibility and project planning analysis and alternatives analysis
  • Project evaluation
  • Technical commercial specifications
  • Procurement
  • Complete construction management, supervision and commissioning services (incl. system turnover, start-up tests, punch lists, performance testing, etc.)
  • Contract negotiations
  • Environmental reviews

Our lender’s engineer services include:

  • Project review (technical due diligence)
  • Assessing and evaluating the budget (commercial due diligence)
  • Engineering, procurement and construction schedule review
  • Monitoring construction progress and fund utilization
  • Project cost and trending analysis
  • Proposing potential corrective measures to prevent time and cost overruns
  • Ensuring Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) compliance
  • Quality assurance at project site
  • Annual operational review


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Matthias Regli

Matthias Regli

Project Director Hydro Power