Kpong gates| Photo: Norplan

Dams & Underground Works

Over the past century, Multiconsult has built up a great deal of expertise in hydroelectric installations, from both Norwegian and international projects. That kind of experience helps to produce a creative and experienced team of dam engineers. Multiconsult is also an industry-leader in the adoption of modern tools and techniques.

We have extensive experience of planning, designing, reviewing and rebuilding dams and their foundations. Our past projects include dams of all sizes ranging from standard gravity and embankment dams to double-curvature arch dams and dams that use wooden/aluminium sheet piling.

We have specialists in all of the relevant disciplines for hydroelectric projects including environmental engineering, landscape architecture and economics, as well as Norway’s industry-leading experts in geology/geotechnics and concrete design. The various disciplines within Multiconsult work closely together in order to come up with the best design for a dam from an overall perspective.

We can assist with all phases of dam projects, from planning through to implementation, including feasibility studies, concept studies, preliminary design, tender preparation, detailed design, site supervision and construction management. Our engineers also have extensive experience of reviewing and repairing/converting existing dams.

In addition, we are industry leaders in our use of 3D visualisation for project planning, as well as finite element method calculations during the design process.