SMEC is a trusted partner in the development of hydropower and related water infrastructure systems all over the world, making a significant contribution to our transition to more renewable power supply systems.
SMEC works with globally recognised industry bodies such as the international hydropower association and the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) to support responsible and sustainable development. We assist our clients in the design and delivery of mega infrastructure projects with thousands of MW capability, as well as smaller scale hydropower solutions suitable for local community and industry.
We undertake rigorous testing and assessment to ensure projects have a strategic fit in the proposed river basin and are responsibly developed and operated. We have also utilised advanced survey tools such as Lidar technology to inform feasibility planning and design.
Our technical experts work together to optimise power generation capacity through detailed hydrological and geological assessment. With a global network of over 10,000 engineers, we are able to mobilise large teams efficiently and safely delivering unique engineering solutions in some world’s most challenging locations.
We are experienced in the design and management of all aspects of hydropower generation. Specialist services include: