• TESTIMONIALS

    "Snowy Hydro has benefitted through numerous engineers new to hydropower participating in the Hydropower Technology Courses. These Courses have enabled experienced engineers from other industries as well as recent graduates to rapidly gain a solid understanding of the principles, practices and practicalities of hydropower engineering that would otherwise take years to accumulate (if ever!). It is important that this understanding is imparted by experienced practicioners, hence Snowy Hydro plans to continue our long-term relationship with Hydropower Engineering."

    Ken Lister
    Executive Officer Engineering & Projects
    Snowy Hydro Ltd


    "Hydropower Engineering is a small but very professional hydropower consulting company, which we engaged for the Eildon Power Station Governor Upgrade Project in Victoria, through to the specification, tender evaluation and commissioning tests. The service received matched the high level of expertise Hydropower Engineering is known for in the Australasia hydropower industry, in terms of technological know-how, quality, timeliness and efficiency."

    Chris Mann
    Managing Director
    Mechanical Technology Ltd


    "Hydropower Engineering have brought "world-class" expertise in mechanical and electrical aspects of dam safety to partner Damwatch in more than ten comprehensive dam safety reviews of major hydro assets in several countries.

    At Damwatch we have a huge respect for Hydropower Engineering's expertise in power station equipment, working closely with them on new hydro opportunities."

    Peter Amos
    Managing Director
    Damwatch Services Ltd


    "Hydropower Engineering have been used as Mechanical and Electrical reviewers for a number of MRP structures and have provided invaluable insights for the continuing improvement of our Dam Safety Assurance Scheme."

    Justin Howes
    Civil Engineer
    Mighty River Power Ltd


    "Hydropower Engineering has had a long association with Mighty River Power through providing technical services in a highly competent and professional manner. Of particular note have been detailed engineering studies completed by Hydropower Engineering for power station enhancement opportunities for the Waikato hydro scheme and an effectiveness and reliability study completed for intake screen cleaning systems. Both studies provided valuable engineering analysis and recommendations."

    Graeme Hill
    Engineering Manager
    Mighty River Power Ltd


    "Over the last 11 years Hydropower Engineering has provided Mighty River Power Ltd with prompt, competent service relating to our hydro turbine governors on the Waikato River, including the following examples;

    - Peformance testing/tuning/reporting w.r.t. Electricity Governance Rules Criteria.
    - Design and installation of retrofit two-speed closing.
    - Commissioning of close control equipment on mechanical actuators.
    - Investigation/trouble-shooting/reporting on plant failures/incident.
    - Providing recommendations for routine and diagnostic testing.

    We value highly our working relationship and look forward to future opportunities to benefit from Hydropower Engineering’s extensive expertise."

    A. J. (Tony) Cserney
    Governor Engineer
    Mighty River Power Ltd


    "Hydropower Engineering have an unlimited passion for hydro. In their involvement in the independent Dam Safety reviews of Meridian's Waitaki Valley hydro assets, among the values they brought were a vast wealth of engineering expertise, together with an ‘owner’s perspective’ that few consultancies have the experience to provide. This results in very high quality focused advice, invariably delivered on time."

    Jim Walker
    Senior Engineer - Civil & Dam Safety
    Meridian Energy Ltd


    "Hydropower Engineering have undertaken a wide variety of assignments for Meridian over the years, and from my perspective I have relied on a number of occasions on the mechanical and electrical hydropower technical expertise that Joe Pott and Jo Grilli from Hydropower Engineering offer to provide technical advice, carry out feasibility studies, undertake engineering reviews, undertake investigations, and scope, manage and carry out on-site testing. You would be hard pressed to find anyone in the Asia Pacific region with the depth and breadth of hydropower engineering skills and experience that these guys can provide.

    The flexibility that Joe and Jo have in working with you to work out the best way for them to assist in a project is also one of the many attributes that makes them excellent to work with.

    I would have no qualms in recommending Hydropower Engineering to other hydroelectric owners or hydro Asset Managers if they are looking for hydropower technical assistance."

    Malcolm Preston
    Strategic Engineer - Asset Management Team
    Meridian Energy Ltd


    "From 1999, when Genesis Power Limited (trading as Genesis Energy) became a State Owned Enterprise and was placed in competition with other generating companies, Hydropower Engineering has provided us with a specialist engineering consultancy service that is unavailable ‘in-house’. This speciality relates to, but is not limited to, hydro governor and automatic voltage regulation systems.

    Also attributable to Hydropower Engineering is the understanding that through their extensive experience and expertise in all facets of the hydro power generating business; they are often the ‘first port of call’ when expert advice or specialist investigations and designs are required.

    Hydropower Engineering also provides internationally recognised Hydropower Technology and Governor System training courses aimed at new recruits into the hydro power industry – Genesis Energy fully supports these training initiatives.

    Hydropower Engineering has brought "world-class" expertise in the mechanical and electrical aspects of hydro generation systems and safety that Genesis Energy highly respects. We at Genesis Energy highly value our working relationship with Hydropower Engineering and look forward to working with them whenever the opportunity arises."

    Ian Meredith
    Renewable Energy Engineering Manager
    Genesis Energy Ltd


    "Since 2001 Hydropower Engineering has been involved in providing hydro technical specialist services to PT Inco, Sulawesi, Indonesia. PT Inco is one of the world’s largest nickel mining and processing companies that also owns a number of large hydropower plants. Services provided;

    - Supervision of Larona G2 governor overhaul and re-commissioning tests.
    - The mechanical and electrical components of a Dam Safety Evaluation Review for the Batubesi Dam and Larona Canal structures, with Klohn Crippen Consultants, Canada completing the Civil components.
    - Managing the investigation and implementation to address a design fault of high oil temperature with the Balambano hydro governors.
    - Running a 2 week Hydro Technology Training Course for PT Inco Utility and Engineering personnel in Sulawesi.
    - Being the Chairperson (2004 – 2007) Board of External Advisors (for the Indonesian Dam Safety Commission) for the building of the Karebbe 70 metre high RCC dam 130MW hydropower project.

    Hydropower Engineering personnel shown at all times a very high level of technical expertise, and are respected and well liked by the Indonesian personnel they came in contact with."

    Alec van Rossen
    General Manager - Energy & Technical Development
    PT Inco, Indonesia
    December 2007