Existence of the human race is closely tied to water and its availability for food production. This was the reason for people wishing to establish, throughout history, their habitats in the vicinity of rivers.
However, in order to make the best use of this precious and life-giving resource they had to master construction of various hydraulic structures by which to tame their otherwise unpredictable and often destructive force.
On the basis of the knowledge acquired throughout the ages up to the recent times, we offer consultancy services in the field of design, engineering, construction and maintenance of various types of hydraulic structures. Our approach to hydraulic engineering is environmentally sensitive and is based on the advanced design technologies and a vast experience with the erection process of these structures.
We offer support in all phases of the development of new dam projects, dam rehabilitations and remedial works. We provide implementation of new safety standards, structural analysis and dam monitoring equipment (e.g. automation, data collection and transmission).
A prerequisite of a good flood protection system is a sensitive and holistic approach to the area requiring the protection.
The first step of designing a flood protection system includes the acquisition of reliable hydraulic data, which is normally derived from historic records of the relevant area. The flood protection system is then proposed for a level of a nominal flow increased by a safety freeboard. From the technical point of view, the flood protection is implemented by means of dikes, embankment walls and modern mobile barriers or a combination thereof. Flood protection systems must incorporate requirements concerning environment and often encompasses protection of streams above the flood-prone area by making use of the existing overflow-lands and construction of flood release basins or retention reservoirs.
Water power plants are an effective and non-polluting source of primary energy with a long service life. Their development is connected to the existence of available water resources. Survey and evaluation, as a part of hydropower schemes, depend on the importance and functions of the power plant in question and on the geodetical, hydrological, geological and ecological conditions of the site proposed.
Our clients may benefit from our wide experience with design of hydroenergetic projects in all stages of their development, founded in the extensive history of designing of all types and sizes of water power stations.
Rivers, which considerably influence run-off conditions in the landscape, are the decisive water resources in many inland countries. River training covers these main objectives: water diversion, flood protection, channel stabilisation, securing the ecological function, hydropower utilisation, drainage of adjacent areas, canalisation and leisure activities.
We assist our clients in planning and modifying water courses and designing various river structures. Our services cover river revitalisation, river training and inland navigation.