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Owner’s & Lender’s Engineer

Dedicated Engineering Advisors

Large hydropower projects with many stakeholders tend to get a bit complex. We provide consultants with in-depth knowledge, making sure everything goes according to plan while keeping the investment risk to a minimum.

With 1,000+ consultancy professionals working alongside our clients worldwide, AF supports investors and project owners in all aspects of a hydropower project where we help identify opportunities while avoiding or minimizing risks.

Our owner's / lender's engineers can help shape a project dimension and scope, select location and technology, as well as define interfaces and schedule in the projects conceptual stage. They can also support clients with the development of 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 that our clients comply with environmental and social regulations.

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