Run-of-river schemes, which are often constructed in the bed of large rivers, not only generate electricity, but also provide flood protection, contribute to tourism development, influences bed load and sediment transportation and sometimes guarantee shipping transport. It is thus no wonder that they are highly complex structures to construct.

Presenting economically sound concepts and meeting high ecological standards are every day commitment for Pöyry. We place special focus on:

  • Hydrological and geological data assessments
  • Economical design flow analysis
  • Proven river diversion concepts
  • Elaborated construction phases
  • Flood risk management
  • Ecological improvement

Having designed, upgraded and rehabilitated numerous run-of-river schemes, our experts understand how to create added value and meet client expectations. Our hydromechanical experts, in particular, provide specialised expertise in all types of turbine concepts, such as:

  • Bulb turbines
  • Straflo turbines
  • Kaplan turbines
  • Matrix turbines
  • Francis turbines (in some cases)

Choosing Pöyry as the preferred engineer means choosing the best solution to meet your specific needs.