Berg Water Dam

Dams

Dams

Aurecon has over 75 years of experience in providing design and management services for all types of dams, including hydropower.


The group provides a “whole of life” service through planning, analysis and design, construction monitoring and operational and asset management services, as well as rehabilitation and upgrading.

Aurecon’s service offering in dams covers the following:

  • Conventional bulk storage dams of all types (Embankment, concrete (arch and gravity), roller compacted concrete, rubble masonry and composite dams), with spillways and outlet works of all types.
  • Hydropower schemes, including new and retrofitted dams
  • Lined dams and ponds for raw and contaminated water storage
  • Tailings storage facilities
  • Comprehensive ground engineering for dams, including geotechnical, geohydrology and materials
  • Integrated water resource management

Aurecon can offer expertise that covers all elements of the planning, design, delivery and operation of dams, including water resource planning, environmental impact assessment and management, geotechnical investigations and statutory compliance issues. In addition, we offer comprehensive services in all aspects of dam safety, emergency planning for dams and dam rehabilitation. We also have a strong hydropower capability integral to our dams team.

Specific to tailings, including ash, Aurecon provides broad tailings management services from project inception and planning through to operational management of our completed projects from the plant to the repository, including tailings processing optimisation, slurry conveyance systems, repository design and construction, auditing, safety- and operations management and closure.

Our integrated team of experts (dam engineers, water resource specialists, geologists, geotechnical engineers, geohydrologists, etc.) are able to deliver projects to our clients under one umbrella.

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