dam engineering

Dams Engineering

The design of dams of all types ( RCC Gravity, CFRD and BFRD rockfill, Earthfill, Arch, etc. ) has always been the firm's core activity.

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Over 200 dams designed

Studio Pietrangeli’s first projects, in the 1960s, were the Legadadi and Busalletta dams (Ethiopia and Italy, respectively).

The innovative technical solutions adopted at that time to solve complex engineering problems started our tradition of continuous innovation and research of the highest professional quality.

Today, after more than five decades of activity, SP has successfully designed over 200 dams of all kind (RCC, rockfill, earthfill, etc) in 35 countries.
Several of our projects are “world records”.


World Records

Gibe III
H = 250 m

The Gibe III dam on Omo river (Ethiopia) is the world’s highest Rolled Compacted Concrete (RCC) dam, with a final height of 250 m.

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
H = 175 m, L = 1780 m

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance, on the Blue Nile river (Ethiopia), will be the largest RCC dam in the world (1780 m long and 175 m high).



From the initial conceptual phase of a new dam project up to the final monitoring of the works in operation

Studio Pietrangeli offers all the consulting engineering services for the design, supervision of works and monitoring, including investigations, environmental studies, contract documents, etc.

SP has designed dams of all types including arch, gravity, arch-gravity, buttress, earthfill, rockfill with bituminous or concrete facing, RCC and concrete.

Highly qualified experts

Studio Pietrangeli’s staff includes international consultants in the required specialized domains, coordinated and directed by the chief engineers of the firm having more than 40 years of experience in the field.

Our senior engineers work side by side with passion and enthusiasm with junior engineers who are embarking on this fascinating profession.


Recent Projects

The firm's best business card is its innovative projects, brought to successfull completition through a strong partnership with its clients, together with the large and complex projects which have been accomplished.
Some of our most recent advanced designs include:

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Studio Ing. G. Pietrangeli S.r.l.
Via Cicerone, 28
00193 Rome - Italy

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Office: (+39) 06 3210880
Fax: (+39) 06 3227276

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