The design of hydropower plants is currently the firm’s core activity. We learned the art of hydropower engineering in the 1960s and have continued to implement the hydroelectric power design over the years, gradually building up the unique interdisciplinary expertise that we have today in all aspects of the hydropower projects. Nowadays the hydroelectric power is the largest reliable source of renewable energy worldwide.
Bumbuna Hydropower (Sierra Leone)
This is one of our pet projects that we have faithfully followed for the past forty years notwithstandings several challenges (including civil war). It comprises a rockfill dam, 88 m high, and a generating plant with a capacity of 50 MW.
Gibe III Hydropower (Ethiopia)
The design of this record breaking 250 m high RCC dam has proved to be one of the biggest challenges faced by our engineers to date. The hydropower plant with its full capacity of 1870 MW recently came on-line.
Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Hydropower (Ethiopia)
This majestic project, born of the vision and imagination of Giorgio Pietrangeli, will become Africa's largest hydropower plant with its 6000 MW of installed power. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project, on the Blue Nile, includes the world's largest RCC dam.