Hydropower

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Hydropower Engineering

The expansion of hydropower as a reliable, sustainable and long-term cost efficient source of energy is experiencing a renaissance in many regions. ILF actively helps shape this expansion by managing customized projects of any type and size. In the last 35 years ILF has successfully planned and designed 130 hydropower projects with capacities of up to 1,400 MW around the world. As a one-stop shop ILF provides integrated, interdisciplinary services for hydropower projects from the initial study, through the design and tender phase to commissioning and start-up. Emphasis is always placed on developing individual solutions that meet the most stringent quality standards and take complex framework conditions into account.

To optimize projects in terms of economic efficiency, ILF also uses unique special software (such as RENRisk) and performs financial analyses. The early integration of all relevant stakeholders to increase a project’s acceptance and likelihood of approval, and the diligent preparation of Environmental and Social Impact Assessments in line with international standards (e.g. IFC, equator principles) complement ILF’s range of services. Among ILF’s clients are public institutions, private project developers, renowned construction companies, and international financial institutions.

ILF renders all services required to successfully implement hydropower engineering projects. These services include:

Project Services for Hydropower Plants:

  • Project management including project control
  • Studies of alternatives for hydropower plants using ILF’s special in-house software
  • Conceptual design
  • Feasibility studies
  • Financial studies and analyses, tariff modelling, cost-benefit analyses
  • Bankable feasibility studies
  • Permit application design
  • Basic design
  • Preparation of tender documents (for different contract models such as FIDIC, DB/EPC, DBB, PPP, etc.)
  • Detailed design
  • Construction design
  • Construction supervision
  • Commissioning and support during operation
  • As-built documentation

Technical Services for Hydropower Plants:

  • Hydropower and pumped storage potential studies and master plans to identify economically and ecologically feasible power plant sites for specified areas
  • River management programs
  • Hydrological analyses, sediment transport studies
  • Natural hazard analyses (avalanches, rockfalls, debris flows, floods, etc.)
  • Studies on reservoir sedimentation and flushing
  • Steady state and transient hydraulic analyses
  • Civil and structural engineering for dams and structures
  • Tunnels, caverns and underground structures
  • Geological and geotechnical consulting services
  • Mechanical and electrical engineering
  • Design of turbines, hydraulic steel structures, instrumentation and control equipment
  • Environmental and social impact assessments and monitoring
  • Landscape protection and nature conservation measures
Highlights

Fields of Expertise:

  • High-head plants
  • Medium-head plants
  • Low-head plants
  • Run-of-river plants
  • Storage power plants
  • Pumped storage plants
  • Dams and weirs
  • River engineering works
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Limmern Pumped Storage Plant

Construction of a pumped storage plant in the Swiss canton of Glarus using the existing Limmernboden reservoir as lower storage and the natural Muttsee lake…
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Limberg II Pumped Storage Plant, Kaprun HEPP

The Limberg II Power Plant owned by VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH is a pumped storage plant located in the community of Kaprun in the Austrian…
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Niederwartha Pumped Storage Plant

The Niederwartha pumped storage plant (PSP) owned by Vattenfall is one of the oldest pumped storage plants in Germany. On account of the poor condition…
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Gemeinschaftskraftwerk Inn Hydroelectric Project

The diversion power plant with a weir system in Ovella, a 23-km-long pressure tunnel and a power house in Prutz contributes to generating renewable energy…
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Nam Kong 2 Hydropower Project, Phases 1 and 2

Chaleun Sekong Group Co. Ltd. commissioned ILF to provide consulting services for the technical design, supervision and commissioning of the Nam Kong 2 Hydropower Plant…
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Andrzej Dercz

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Phone+48 / 22 / 430 - 2605

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Thomas Fritz

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Phone+43 / 512 / 2412 - 0

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