• PROJECT INVOLVEMENTS

    Technical Specialist Advice and Engineering Support

    • Assistance with due diligence process for purchase of two hydro power stations
      (Client: Genesis Energy)
    • Assistance with due diligence process for purchase of three hydropower schemes in Victoria
      (Client: Meridian Energy)
    • Investigation of Nam Theun II Francis turbine high part-load rough running behaviour, including site visit to Laos and witnessing of contractual tests (Client: AECOM)
    • Expert witness following flooding of Bakun Power Station in Philippines (Client: Pacific Power)
    • Assistance with benchmarking and review of Rio Tinto Alcan’s Canadian hydro operations
      (Client: Keith Turner Associates)
    • Reliability and capacity assessment of dam drainage pump system: Waitaki Power Station
      (Client: Damwatch Services)
    • Investigation of plant performance measurement options for low head turbines: Waitaki Power Station
      (Client: Meridian Energy)
    • Review of hydraulic structure job plans and operating procedures: Ohakuri Power Station
      (Client: Mighty River Power)
    • Option assessment for retro-fitting of turbine air admission: Karapiro Power Station
      (Client: Mighty River Power)
    • Development of station dispatch methodology for the proposed Manapouri Power Station amended discharge consent (Client: Meridian Energy)
    • Performance audit of maintenance contractor (Client: Meridian Energy)
    • Governor performance review: Murray 1 Power Station (Client Snowy Hydro)
    • Governor performance review: Dartmouth Power Station (Client: Southern Hydro)
    • Investigation into frequency instability during islanded operation: Waikaremoana Scheme
      (Client: ECNZ)
    • Turbine governor overhaul: Tokaanu Power Station (Client: ECNZ)
    • Auxiliary turbine governor overhaul: Piripaua Power Station (Client: Genesis Energy)
    • Generator condition assessment of Waikato River Power Stations
      (Client: Mighty River Power)
    • Review of turbine minimum head operation for Waikato River Power Stations
      (Client: Mighty River Power)
    • Governor performance assessment and fast response enhancement for Tokaanu, Rangipo, Kaitawa, Tuai and Piripaua Power Stations (Client: Genesis Energy)
    • Water usage audit for Waikato Power Stations (Client: Mighty River Power)
    • Turbine bypass failsafe solution and commissioning tests: Piripaua Power Station
      (Client: Genesis Energy)

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    Since 2001 Hydropower Engineering has been involved in providing hydro technical specialist services to PT Inco, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Hydropower Engineering personnel shown at all times a very high level of technical expertise, and are respected and well liked by the Indonesian personnel they came in contact with.

    Alec van Rossen
    General Manager
    Energy & Technical Development
    PT Inco, Indonesia
    December 2007