Kjeldalelva hydropower plant, Norway | Photo: Multiconsult

Multiconsult Energi vannkraft Akosombo and Kpong Akosombo Dam Kpong gates


Kpong gates, Ghana | Photo : Norplan

Multiconsult Energi Vannkraft Skarg kraftverk og dam Sarvfossen


Dam Sarvfoss, Norway | Photo: Multiconsult

Multiconsult Energi Vannkraft Mount Coffee Spillwa


Mount Coffee Spillway, Liberia | Photo: Multiconsult

Hydropower Plants

Multiconsult is recognized as one of the world leading consults in planning, developing, designing and constructing hydroelectric power plants and dams.

With more than 200 experts in Norway and the UK dedicated to hydropower, Multiconsult is able to offer all the disciplines required to identify, study, plan, design, construct, manage and supervise the implementation of hydropower projects anywhere in the world. The company covers all types of schemes from mini hydro through to major schemes of several thousand megawatts.

Multiconsult is among one of the world leading competence centers in underground engineering and 3D-modelling and visualization of hydropower schemes. Our experience is built up through a century of hydropower development in Norway and 5 decades in the international market. We pride ourselves with our multidisciplinary approach to hydropower development to ensure sustainable implementation.

Some of our services are summarized in the following:

  • Feasibility studies and hydropower advisory
  • ESIA
  • Tender and detailed design
  • Owner’s Engineer / Construction Supervision
  • Operation and Maintenance Support
  • Expert Assignments
  • Independent / Lenders Engineer
  • Technical Due Diligence
  • Hydro / Solar hybridization
  • Market and power economics
  • Project Management
  • Strategic impact assessment
  • Institutional capacity building and workshops
  • Climate risk and adaptation

Our key strength is our ability to engage with all project phases through a multidisciplinary approach including all disciplines; structural works, civil works, dams and river diversion, roads, earthworks, temporary structures, hydromechanical works, electromechanical works and transmission and distribution.


  • Reconnaissance and desktop studies
  • Field investigations and Data Collection
  • Topographic surveys
  • ESIA incl RAP and EMP’s
  • GIS Mapping
  • Hydrological studies and flood assessment
  • Geology surveys and Geotechnical investigations and studies
  • Electricity demand surveys
  • Network integration studies
  • Risk assessment and sensitivity analysis of alternative layouts
  • Multidisciplinary optimization and conceptual design
  • Economic and financial analysis
  • Bankable feasibility studies

Engineering and design

  • Greenfield engineering and design of new hydropower projects
  • Brownfield upgrading, rehabilitation and retrofitting of existing plants
  • Visualization / VR
  • Climate risk and adaptation


  • Knowledge of World Bank, FIDIC Rainbow Suite of Contracts and regional construction contracts
  • Pre-qualification Advisory
  • Tender documentation and specifications
    – Contractual specifications
    – Technical specifications
    – Employer’s requirements
  • Tender evaluation
  • Negotiations and contract award


  • Project management
  • Construction management
    – Interface and risk management
    – Claims management
    – Health, Security, Safety and Environment (HSSE)
  • Quality assurance
  • Engineering / Design review
  • Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT’s) and Document Review
  • Workshop inspections
  • Commissioning supervision

Operation and Maintenance (O&M)

  • Condition and safety assessment
  • Identification and recommendation of rehabilitation measures
  • Identification and analyzing upgrade potential
  • Expert assignments
  • Due diligence
  • Training / Capacity building