• Chimney Hollow

    The Chimney Hollow Reservoir dam will be the tallest dam built in Colorado in 50 years

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  • San Vicente Dam Raise

    The largest concrete dam raise in the United States

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  • Tekeze Hydropower Project

    The tallest dam in Africa creates clean, renewable power

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Long-term water storage solutions

Dams are a vital resource for the communities they serve. Our team understands the importance of these projects and applies years of expertise to ensure our clients have safe, environmentally sound and innovate designs. We have the in-house expertise necessary to handle all aspects of project development. Read More

The projects we build last generations. Our designs must be sustainable and long lasting for the communities they serve.

Mike Rogers Vice President, Global Dams Practice Leader, How to greenPower & Dams
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Reducing risk from extreme flood conditions

With estimated damages exceeding $5 billion, 32 states of local emergency declared, and countless families ordered to evacuate, the 2013 Southern Alberta flood was one of the most devastating and costliest natural disasters in Canadian history. These were just some of the facts faced by the affected communities when they started looking at flood mitigation strategies. One of those mitigation strategies is the Springbank Off-stream Storage Project. Read More

Protecting a water supply for the next 50 years and beyond

The Kentucky River Lock and Dam No. 9 provides the primary water source for more than 325,000 people. It was a century old. And it was definitely in need of some inspection. Recent drought conditions, closure of many of the original navigational locks, and growing stability concerns of the lock and dam structures have prompted several projects on the Kentucky River to address these issues and protect the water supply for the next generation. Read More
Our team are proven leaders in the dam industry
Embankment dams
Tallest RCC

Our team has conducted more than 200 dam safety inspections over the last 20 years
Our dam design experts have designed more than 125 earth or rockfill embankment dams
We designed the highest RCC dam raise in the world, San Vincente
Ranked #4 in Dams and Reservoirs (Top Design Firms, ENR 2017)


Asset Management At Stantec, we use asset management tools and data analysis to prioritize investments in hydropower resources to meet client objectives, including to improve reliability, profitability and safety.
Construction Management Stantec offers a full range of high-value, “start-to-finish” construction management services throughout the world for dams, hydropower, and locks and navigation projects.
Due Diligence & Consulting Stantec works with public and private sector clients and financing institutions to provide due diligence and engineering support for asset valuation for acquisition, divestiture, and power and energy projects.
Program Management Our clients have faced a large increase in workload due to various regulatory drivers, aging infrastructure, natural disaster recovery, and customer-focused capital and operational challenges.
Rehabilitation & Upgrades In the hydropower market there has been a shift from new construction to refurbishment, upgrade and life extension of existing facilities.
Planning, Feasibility Studies, and Design Planning-stage decisions to address longer-term risk mitigation are key to cost control. Stantec experts provide comprehensive planning and design services focused on constructability and value.
Licensing & Relicensing Stantec is an industry leader in serving clients as strategic advisors and full-service providers for the FERC licensing and relicensing of hydropower projects.

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