Hydropower Solutions

KCB delivers engineering, geoscience and environmental solutions to hydropower projects, ranging from a 7 MW single-unit project in Canada, to a large 1,074 MW multi-unit project in Laos.

Our valuable clients, some of whom have worked with us for decades, have trusted us with the design, development, commissioning and rehabilitation of some of the most challenging hydropower facilities across the world.

Our team includes some of the most respected and experienced professionals in the industry, who work on the design, operation, maintenance, condition and performance of earthfill, rockfill, concrete and roller-compacted concrete (RCC) dams. In addition, we provide innovative flood and earthquake assessment solutions on a diverse range of projects, from small tropical irrigation schemes to major hydro and flood control systems.

Contact us to see how we can apply our knowledge, training and experience to your project.

Morrison Dam
Nam Theun 2
Snoqualmie Falls
Waneta Expansion Project

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Technical Papers

Roller Compacted Concrete Buttress at the Site C CLean Energy Project. Heidstra, N., J. Nunn, A. Watson, K. Dodman, R. Carter, and L. Burmeister. 2017.

Tailings Dam Design: Technology Update (ICOLD Bulletin). McLeod, H. and A. Bjelkevik. 2017.

Site Characterization for Dam Foundations. McLeod, H., A. Small and P. Mitchell. 2017.

Seepage Management Control for a Dam Rehabilitation Project Using Deep Cut-off Wall Construction and Jet Grouting. Richardson, M, T. Murray, A. George. 2015.

Low Probability Ground Motions for a Proposed Dam Site in Northeastern BC. Thavaraj, T. and A. Sy. 2015.

Public Safety Assessment at Boundary and Morrison Dams. Jickling, J., R. Carrington, N. Ogilvie, B. McGhee and R. Douglas. 2014.

Hydraulic Modelling to Assess Ramping Effects of Run-Of-River Hydroelectric Project. Cooper, J. 2013.

NAM THEUN 2, LAOS - ACEC and ACEC BC Awards Recipient

SNOQUALMIE FALLS, WASHINGTON, USA - Washington Aggregates & Concrete Aggregates and US Society of Dams Awards Recipient