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WorleyParsons can provide the full range of geotechnical services to select, design, construct, manage and improve dam projects.

Our comprehensive experience in dam projects places WorleyParsons at the forefront of this area. Providing full capabilities at every stage of the project, WorleyParsons is able to identify and solve critical elements even at the early stages. Our dam services include:

  • Siting studies
  • Inventory Studies
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Design, procurement and supervision of surveys and investigations
  • Project conceptual design, including a tailored dam type according to the geological conditions, the material availability and the schedule
  • Modeling
  • River diversion conception, including hydrological studies. Basic and detailed design of cofferdams, tunnels, channels and galleries
  • Detailed design of all structures, including grouting, excavation, surface treatment, concrete, instrumentation and earthworks
  • Evaluation of floods and definition of freeboard and spillway capacity
  • Rising of existing dams
  • Selection, installation, monitoring and interpretation of instrumentation
  • Construction advice and supervision
  • Owner’s representative
  • Safety assessments

WorleyParsons’ prizewinning dams team has experience in almost every type of dam including:

  • Earthfill
  • Rockfill with and without clay and asphaltic cores
  • Concrete (gravity and arch)
  • Concrete Face Rockfill Dam
  • Roller Compacted Concrete
  • Tailings

All services can be provided in an integrated form with Power and Environmental assessments. 

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