A transition to sustainable energy systems is underway across the globe. Sweco’s energy experts work across the entire energy supply chain. Focus is on how energy is produced, distributed where it’s needed, and consumed as efficiently as possible. The result is a reliable, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable energy supply.
Sweco is one of the leading consultancies in hydropower and seepage dams. Internationally, we also work with dams for water supply purposes. We have more than 100 years’ consecutive international experience in the designing of concrete and embankment dams, including mechanical and electrical equipment for spillways.
In recent decades, hydropower companies and mining companies have made major investments aimed at raising safety and adapting the dams for higher flows. Sweco has helped develop new dam-safety guidelines, and been a leader in studying, designing and project-managing dam-safety measures.
In recent years, demands calling for more environmentally friendly hydropower plants have been on the rise. The ecological status of rivers and streams, and the ability of fish to migrate have also become a natural element of many projects.
Sweco performs localisation and sustainability studies, develops strategies for the disposal of tailings and for water management. We design dams and dam raising projects, perform geotechnical studies, and stability calculations, as well as developing remediation alternatives.