EDF Hydro Engineering: 4 expert service offerings in support of your projects in Africa
Our 4 hydro-engineering service offerings are designed to meet your business and operating targets. These offerings span the entire life cycle of energy projects: feasibility, design and construction, commissioning, maintenance and operation, redevelopment, integration of renewables.
Our teams tailor their solutions to the technical, economic, regulatory, environmental and societal requirements specific to projects on the African continent.
In order to do this, our engineers design customised, innovative and reliable solutions.
Contenu Construction of hydroelectric structures and power plants in Africa
Our experts are involved in all areas associated with the construction of hydroelectric structures: due diligence, economic expertise, technical expertise, environmental expertise, regulatory expertise, societal expertise, etc.
We provide project ownership and project management assistance, partial or full-scale, across the globe. Depending on your requirements, we can provide turnkey or customised services.
Structures designed by the EDF Hydro Engineering Centre:
• Hydro structures (dams, plants, service tunnels, penstocks, seawalls and intake structures) for hydropower generation or other purposes (irrigation, river flood protection, etc.) • Canals, locks • Pumped-storage plants (PSP) • Tidal plants • Marine-current turbines
Pumped-storage power: An EDF Hydro Engineering speciality
EDF Hydro Engineering is working on projects that amount to over 30 000 MW of pumped-storage capacity around the world, more than 10 000 MW of which are now in operation. Our reputation relies on several areas of expertise: - Development of specific PSP design and simulation tools within an energy mix (to accommodate renewable energy sources)
Economic and financial analysis
Contractual and operational skills
Project management and more specifically, project risk management and contractual considerations
For an entire project or specific parts of it, our teams are capable of overseeing:
Call for tenders
Contractor bids and contractual support
Monitoring of work
Acceptance of completed work
Training in the respective specialist fields
A unique skill: The inclusion of environmental and societal considerations in our projects
This skill highlights the commitment of the EDF Group and its hydro engineering function to environmental corporate social responsibility (ECSR). Our expertise ranges from biodiversity conservation and societal engineering through to waste management. It is reflected in the following services:
Environmental and social studies (impact assessment, incidences studies, etc.)
Preparation of regulatory reports
Expert appraisal, advice and assistance
Carbon footprint assessments
Greenhouse gas emission assessments
Actions serving the interests of the public
Redevelopment and optimisation of existing facilities in Africa
A hydropower facility is a unique asset. When and how should it be redeveloped? What can be done to increase its energy efficiency and maximise its reliability?
In order to effectively address these issues, EDF Hydro Engineering assists decision-makers with the selection and scheduling of refit and back-fit operations.
The Hydro Engineering Centre delivers solutions to optimise and improve the economic performance of existing structures:
• Comprehensive economic analysis • Hydro power upgrades • Solutions to maximise plant safety • Execution and supervision of work • Testing and commissioning • Training and knowledge transfer
EDF commits to successful outcomes by implementing specific business models.
O&M Assistance in Africa
Hydro plant safety, life span and performance: These form the core business of our O&M (operation and maintenance) offerings. With our innovative capabilities, we are equipped for all types of maintenance: remedial, preventive, predictive.
EDF hydro engineers use their skills to support other operators:>br> • Assistance with establishing O&M arrangements and maintenance strategy • Operational safety (trouble-shooting, monitoring, flood management, etc.) • e-monitoring: performance, predictive maintenance • Asset optimisation • Post-maintenance testing plans • Support with the writing of flood management procedures
e-monitoring Our hydro engineering experts remotely monitor generation facilities using e-monitoring. Trouble-shooting, installation of sensors, maintenance: e-monitoring enhances plant reliability.
Integration of renewables in Africa
The growing proportion of renewables within the energy mix is an global reality. This creates technical and economic challenges such as the integration of intermittent energy sources into power systems. EDF Hydro Engineering proposes innovative solutions to these challenges.
Experts in hydroelectric power, the leading renewable energy form, our engineers take charge of your projects, including renewables.
We offer: • Techno-economic assessments • Flexibility and development of renewables: generation, transmission and distribution plans and blueprints • Hybrid solutions combining hydroelectric facilities and intermittent renewables • Storage: batteries and pumped-storage plants (PSP) • Feasibility, design and construction of floating solar power plants and canal-top solar power plants • Green hydrogen production using hydropower plants
Our strength? Engineering excellence and innovation
Some of our customers
The EDF Group
Institutions Agence Française de Développement (AFD) World Bank Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) West African Power Pool (WAPP) European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Agence Nationale de barrages (ANB)
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Central African Republic
Lesotho Highlands Development Authority
Ministry of Economy and Finance
National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Société de Patrimoine
RIO TINTO ALCAN
Hainan Power Grid Co.
Hindustan Construction Company
Ministry of Public Works
Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)
International Council on Large Electric Systems
Conseil Général du Gard
Electricité Emosson SA
Grenoble Alpes Métropole
Nant de Drance SA
Tidal Lagoon Power
St Etienne Municipality
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)
United Arab Emirates
Electra Solel Bone - PS GILBOA
Establishment of the Water of Beirut & Mount Lebanon