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MWH, now part of Stantec, is comprised of global offices in 35 countries and operating on six continents. Choose a regional site highlighting local services, experience and experts.

We are a global, full-service consulting, engineering and construction company. Choose a site below that highlights special service offerings or markets in which we serve.

Hydropower Engineering

Hydropower Engineering & Design ProjectsOur comprehensive hydropower, dams and water engineering and design services enable more than 70,000 MW of clean, renewable power generation in 33 countries worldwide. From the early stages of planning, permitting and compliance in renewable energy engineering through detailed design and construction management, our engineers are experts in hydropower project development, plant rehabilitation, retrofit and upgrade for conventional and pumped storage. Specialized expertise includes water intakes and outlets, penstocks, powerhouses and water conveyance systems on hydropower projects ranging from less than 20 to more than 2,000 MW.


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Regulatory Requirements, Planning and Permitting

Through effective and efficient project planning, MWH, now part of Stantec, experts provide comprehensive services and expertise in regulatory requirements, planning and permitting to ensure project success, with services including:

  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) licensing, relicensing and compliance
  • Expertise in local, state and international regulatory requirements
  • Public outreach
  • Feasibility analyses
  • Evaluation and design alternatives
  • Safety inspection/review
  • Equipment inspection and condition assessment
  • Financial planning
  • Preparation of specifications
  • Preparation and evaluation of tender documents
  • Water rights negotiations
Environmental Solutions

Whether building new or improving existing facilities, our sustainable solutions minimize the impact projects have on the environment and surrounding communities including:

  • Environmental impact assessment and study
  • Fish protection and passage facilities
  • Decommissioning
  • Hydrokinetic developments
  • Ultra low-head hydro
  • Ocean and wave energy systems
  • Seepage analysis
Preliminary and Detailed Design

Our multi-disciplinary design team blends expertise and proven reputation for innovative, quality design for hydropower projects including:

  • Civil, electrical, mechanical, geotechnical and architectural engineering and design
  • Technical, economic and financial feasibility studies
  • Hydraulic model studies
  • Hydrologic evaluation
  • System and reservoir modeling
  • Field and office studies
  • Preparation of study reports
  • Geotechnical investigations
  • Design review
  • Computer hardware and software systems
  • Seismic reliability analysis
Construction and Construction Management

We offer a full range of high-value, “start-to-finish” pre-construction, construction and construction management services including:

  • Owner’s Engineer
  • Engineering services during construction and resident engineering services
  • Cost estimating
  • Procurement
  • Bid evaluation
  • Quality Control
  • Contracting strategies

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Start-up and Commissioning

MWH expertise runs the full lifecycle of a project, including partnering with our clients for project start-up and commissioning including:

  • Inspection and testing
  • Operations and maintenance support
  • Staff training and knowledge transfer
Program Management

Our experts have a proven track record of providing program management services to deliver complex energy programs, with services including:

  • Program controls
  • Risk analysis
  • Staff training and skills transfer
  • Right-of-way negotiations and land acquisition functions
  • Interagency coordination

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Read our Hydropower and Dams Services brochure to learn more.

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