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Hydro power design

The firm’s core activities include hydro power design services for all types of plants.



European leader in hydro power design

Over the past 50 years the firm’s services in hydro power design have been engaged in more than 80 hpp projects and 200 dams. By way of example, the following hydro power projects, for a total of over 10,000 MW of Installed Power, where SP is fully responsible for the entire range of engineering services are currently under construction or have been recently commissioned: Koysha 2160 MW (under construction), Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERDp) 6000 MW (under construction), Gibe III 1870 MW (recently completed), Gibe II 420 MW, including 26 km of hydraulic tunnel (in operation) and Beles 460 MW in Ethiopia (in operation).

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Over 20,000 MW installed power

Over the past few years feasibility designs and conceptual schemes have been performed for dams and hydro power projects totalling over 20,000 MW of installed power, including: Batoka Gorge Hpp 2.400 MW in Zambia/Zimbabwe, Enguri Cascade 560 MW in Georgia, Dabus Cascade 798 MW in Ethiopia, Lufubu Cascade 326 MW in Zambia, Kibaa Hpp 2.820 MW, Kamdini Hpp 1.080 MW, Murchison Hpp 2 340 MW in Uganda, Mambilla Hpp 4.000 MW in Nigeria, Gibe IV Hpp 1.480 MW, Gibe V Hpp 662 MW in Ethiopia, Rumakali Hpp 520 MW in Tanzania, Chespi Hpp, 460 MW in Ecuador, Namakhvani Hpp, 450 MW in Georgia, Frasin Pangarati psp, 300 MW in Romania.

Studio Pietrangeli provides the entire range of services in hydro power design

SP’s engineering services cover all the aspects of hydro power projects from conception to feasibility, through investigations, environmental impact assessment, preliminary design, final design, technical specifications, employer’s requirements and tender documents, construction design, supervision of construction and technical assistance during definition of contractual terms.

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