YOUR PERSONAL ASSISTANT FOR THE HYDROPOWER PROJECTS DEVELOPMENT
HYDRO-M is an engineering company which is part of the QUADRAN Group, an international renewable energies producer Group (hydropower, wind power, solar power and biogas). With its competences and partners (technical and financial) all over the world, HYDRO-M proposes to help developers, investors and projects managers develop, build and operate their hydropower projects.
Since 1976, HYDRO-M has been advising its clients and supporting them in the design and execution of their industrial energetics projects. Historically specialized in the design, construction and optimization of small and medium hydroelectric power plants, HYDRO-M has gradually extended its area of competence to all domains dealing with water and renewable energies. For 40 years, we’ve been carrying out thousands of appraisals, assisting with project ownership and undertaking studies in France and its overseas territories (French Guyana, the Caribbean, Polynesia, Réunion Island, New Caledonia) as well as internationally (Asia, Africa, South America and the Indian Ocean).
As a result, our list of references includes the design of numerous hydroelectric power plants (energetic estimation, dam sizing, hydraulic studies, etc.) and their associated issues, such as environmental studies (fish ladder design, fish sampling, river monitoring) and administration processes (authorization application, electrical concretion application, etc.).
HYDROELECTRIC ANALYSIS OF TERRITORY & STRATEGIC ENERGETIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN
Way upstream of projects, HYDRO-M proposes to study the small and medium- sized hydroelectric option at the level of a country, region or river, with the aim of helping its clients to identify potential projects or to define their energetic development policy. Within public approach, HYDRO-M is involved in devising small and medium hydroelectricity development programs and developing renewable energies plans. With RIVERPOW-R, its software developed in partnership with UNIDO for the project in Sri Lanka, HYDRO-M provides a simple, fast and relevant method.
ASSISTANCE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF HYDROELECTRIC, SOLAR & WIND PROJECTS
HYDRO-M helps its clients to manage their small and medium-sized hydroelectric projects with high and low falls, solar power plants and windmills projects. HYDRO-M helps them to develop relations with the various stakeholders (administration, companies, experts, backers, investors, insurers, etc.). HYDRO-M plays the role of expert consultant, facilitating the coordination, outcome and success of hydroelectrical projects (water intakes, penstocks, weirs and dams, hydraulic structures, hydroelectric power plants).
DESIGN OF SMALL & MEDIUM-SIZED HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANTS OF HIGH & LOW FALL (-50 MW) & RELATED CONSTRUCTIONS
HYDRO-M assists its clients with the design of small and medium-sized hydroelectric power plants. HYDRO-M coordinates their experts responsible for defining the preliminary technical characteristics (hydrogeology, geotechnics, etc.) and designing constructions: water intakes, pressure pipes, channels, fish ladders, turbines, buildings, access roads, etc.
SURVEYS OF HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANTS & RELATED CONSTRUCTIONS
HYDRO-M carries out many audits and assessments of hydroelectric power plants, hydraulic works and installations of fish ladders as well as supporting public and private clients in these high technology areas: hydroelectricity purchases, energy optimization studies, hydro potential analysis, technical and financial audits of plant projects, hydraulic and hydrological expertise, technical inspection of dams, etc.
EVALUATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF HYDROELECTRIC, WIND & SOLAR POWER PLANTS
HYDRO-M works upstream of projects and assists its clients in drafting environmental studies that are required as part of applications for authorization to operate solar and wind hydroelectric power plants: impact study and instruction impacts as well as waterways development plans, landscape studies, electrofishing, fish surveys and hydro-biological studies, study of sedimentary and ecological continuity, etc.
ASSISTANCE WITH THE FINANCIAL ASPECT OF THE PROJECTS & SEEKING FINANCIAL PARTNERS
HYDRO-M and QUADRAN International have extensive experience of project financing and many specialized partners in finance modeling and the financing of renewable energies projects. We help our clients who need it and offer them a comprehensive service to assist them with the financial aspect: production estimation, project value estimation, seeking investors, devising business plans, calculating feed-in tariffs, financial negotiations with governments, creation of JV, etc.
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT & ASSISTANCE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
During the construction stage, HYDRO-M can help the project owner to build it. With extensive experience in France and for the QUADRAN Group under its belt, HYDRO-M can manage the construction for clients or help them to manage it: preparation of the tender specification, comparison, negotiation and choice of the project manager and/or contractors, drafting of the contracts, building control, assistance to obtain the final certificate, etc.