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Hydropower plant The dam Construction of the dam


In many countries, hydroelectric power plants are a source of clean, renewable, and reliable energy, which can be operated economically over extremely long periods of time.

Mott MacDonald assists national and local governments, public and private utilities, developers, contractors, investors, banks, and funding agencies to realize these benefits.

Hydropower represents an excellent investment with substantial benefits for the population served, including lower greenhouse gas emissions than most other forms of power generation.

Mott MacDonald assists national and local governments, public and private utilities, developers, contractors, investors, banks, and funding agencies to realize these benefits.

The development of such projects requires not only knowledge of the technical aspects of the construction of individual plants, but also an understanding of the social, political, and environmental conditions of sites under consideration and the institutional, financial, and economic regimes where they operate.

From multidisciplinary technical expertise to risk and asset management, Mott MacDonald provides an essential service through all stages of project development for both new projects and plant refurbishment and upgrading.

Our services cover every element from initial reconnaissance, feasibility and environmental impact studies, to civil, mechanical, and electrical design, commercial and technical contract documentation, project management, and supervision of implementation. Through our core of hydro specialists, access is available to the extensive resources of one of the world’s largest engineering consultancies.

With an involvement in hydropower development spanning more than 70 years, Mott MacDonald has built up an impressive track record.


  • Large hydro schemes
  • Small hydro
  • Tunnel-based projects
  • Run of river projects
  • Dam-based projectss
  • Pump storage
  • Rehabilitation


  • Civil engineering
  • Construction management
  • Control and instrumentation
  • Dams and hydraulic structures
  • Due diligence and asset evaluation
  • Economic studies
  • Energy markets and trading
  • Environmental and social impact assessments
  • Geotechnics and underground works
  • Hydrological studies
  • Inspection and testing
  • Mechanical and electrical plant
  • Project management
  • Transmission and distribution systems
  • Water resources investigation

Customer benefits

  • Use of natural resources on a large scale
  • Small projects
  • Meeting peak demand

Savings/value added

  • Lower operating costs
  • Carbon credits
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