Hydropower and sustainable energy

Since 1995, SHER guides its clients trough all phases of hydropower planning and development.

More specifically, our team is experienced in all technical and socio-economic aspects of hydropower projects, allowing to answer to specific requirements:

Support for all the phases of projects development

  • Hydropower Resource Atlas and Master Plan.
  • Site identification and reconnaissance studies.
  • (Pre-)feasibility studies.
  • Detailed studies, tender design and technical specifications.
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and Resetllement Action Plan (RAP).
  • Works supervision.
  • Due diligence.

SHER provides the full spectrum of services for low, medium and high head small hydropower schemes

  • Topographic survey (traditional or by drone).
  • Mapping and Geographical Information System.
  • Geological and geotechnical surveys.
  • Hydrological study and survey (resource assessment, flodd study, hydrological monitoring, sediment transport).
  • Hydraulic studies and design.
  • Structural design.
  • Economic and financial analysis.
  • Hydro-mechanical and electromechanical equipment study.
  • Training and capacity building.

All types of schemes

We have designed all types of hydropower schemes with various type of turbines (Francis, Pelton, Kaplan, Bulb, etc) for a range of head and design flow applications, up to 20 MV.

A wide range of services

SHER's approach is to deliver its range of services through its sub-offices and agencies located across Europe and Africa. Along with its own expatriates and local staffs, SHER has built an outstanding network of national and international long-term partners.

In more than 25 countries

During the past 30 years, SHER has provided training, institutional development, and technology transfer services in more than 25 countries. SHER's approach is to share engineering expertise that enhances local practices and technological know-how by working in partnership with the Clients to transfer knowledge throughout the life of the project.

You wiil fing here a detailed description of our recent references in the field of hydropower.