Development and design
Successful, sustainable hydropower development is built on properly understanding and managing risks at every stage of the process.
Hydropower development projects need to balance many objectives. Each project will have its own particular engineering, environmental, social, economic and commercial goals.
Whether driven by the need to access funding, gain surety for investment or achieve world-class sustainability standards, the requirement is greater than ever to balance these goals with a true commitment to sustainable power development and operation.
Entura has developed a practical and relevant methodology to support our clients to identify and mitigate risks and apply sustainability principles throughout all phases of hydropower development – from initial consideration and option analysis through to pre-feasibility, full feasibility, impact assessment, development, operations and ongoing capability development.
Through our consulting services, we offer clients around the world tailored design and development solutions for their hydropower developments that fully attend to relevant risks and local conditions, and aim for the most sustainable outcomes.
We draw on the extensive experience we’ve gained through our involvement in the design and development of Tasmania’s hydropower system over the past 100 years, as we are part of Hydro Tasmania, Australia’s largest renewable energy producer and water manager. This experience creates the solid foundation of expertise that we apply to the investigation and design of hydropower projects for our clients, wherever they are in the world.
We have recently completed the design of hydropower projects being developed in India, Malaysia and South Africa, supporting the projects from site identification to feasibility studies and investigation, through detailed design, and finally to construction.
Our services include:
- project management and development
- site investigation programs, feasibility studies and project optimisation
- detailed design, technical specifications and contract documentation
- construction supervision, support and owner’s engineer role
- training for developers and government authorities, with focus on project risk, project lifecycle and project bankability.