Kleinfelder provides in-depth expertise in the design of new dams and remediation of existing dams and hydropower facilities. Our capabilities encompass all facets of planning, design, and construction of earthfill, rockfill, gravity concrete, and roller compacted concrete (RCC) dams. We provide conceptual through final design plans, specifications, construction cost estimates, and construction management.
Kleinfelder provides a full range of construction management services nationwide focused on dams and hydropower facilities. Our personnel provide technically sound and financially responsible solutions to manage project costs and delays.
Submittal reviews, RFI responses, field changes, foundation inspection, construction observation.
Certified inspectors, monitoring, documentation.
Materials testing earthwork, RCC, structures construction material testing, USACE certified laboratories.
Schedule tracking, RFI/change notice administration, contractor invoicing review.
Kleinfelder’s experts perform conceptual through final design for hydropower generation facilities.
Electrical feasibility studies; grid interconnect studies; appropriate equipment ratings; switchyard cost estimates, substation, transmission line equipment, preliminary/final design.
Conceptual, preliminary, and final design.
Powerhouse design, penstock design, hydraulic steel structures, numerical modeling.
High head high flow gate and valve design, turbine selection, sizing and specification, instrumentation and controls, balance of plant.
Penstock sizing, transient analyses, trashrack sizing.
Flow duration curve development, determination of power generating potential, economic analyses.
Design of new and rehabilitation of existing dams, involving all aspects of planning, design, and construction.
Access roads, site layout, stormwater management.
Hydraulic steel structures analyses and design, high-head/high-flow valve selection, sizing and specifications; hoists, electrical controls design.
Numerical modeling, reinforced concrete design, steel component design.
Seismic hazard analyses, numerical modeling (FLAC).
Inflow design, flood analyses, flood routing, spillway and outlet configuration, and sizing.
Stability, seepage, filter drainage system analyses and design; instrumentation design; grouting; and foundation improvement.
Extensive dam safety expertise and experience. We are at the forefront of risk-based dam safety procedures evolving across the country.
Instrumentation, data collection, data analyses.
Dam break analyses, flood inundation mapping, response-tree development, tabletop exercises.
Potential failure modes analyses, annual failure probability estimation, consequence estimation, risk assessment.
Provides inspections, investigations, and analyses to quantify deficiencies.
Comprehensive planning services, to assist in the permitting and site evaluation process to determine project viability and impacts to the environment.
Preparation of State (404 certification) and Federal (USACE 401) permits, related/other federal/state/local requirements.
Compliance support, consultation, and monitoring.
Compliance support and consultation.
Project feasibility, conceptual planning, fatal flaw analyses, reservoir sizing/siting studies, benefit cost ratio analyses.