Hydropol Project & Management a.s.
Hydropol Project & Management a.s. has been a reliable partner for international hydropower development. We plan, build, operate and finance small and medium hydropower plants and associated hydraulic structures such as dams, weirs and penstocks. The current market for renewable energy presents enormous potential. Hydropol enables its clients to make professional and effective use of these opportunities without any unnecessary risks. We have accumulated valuable experience gained from the successful realisation of tens of projects and we effectively combine the technical potential of projects with any reasonable commercial requirements.
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- Hydro Power
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- Internationally (various countries)
HYDROPOL Group specializes in the construction, operation and refurbishment of small and medium hydro power plants.
The HYDROPOL Group has been a reliable partner for international hydropower development for almost three decades. We plan, build, operate and finance small and medium hydropower plants and associated hydraulic structures such as dams, weirs and penstocks.
The current renewable energy market has enormous potential. HYDROPOL Group enables clients to make professional, effective use of these opportunities, without unnecessary risks.
We've gathered valuable experience from the successful implementation of dozens of schemes, effectively combining their technical potential with responsible commercial management.
HYDROPOL is also actively seeking hydro projects, worldwide, at any stage of development or older ventures in need of refurbishment or complete overhaul, to purchase, either outright or in partnership.
HYDROPOL Project & Management was established in 1996 and from the very outset has focused on all areas of hydropower development:
Greenfield projects as well as rehabilitation, engineering and financial structuring from the initial idea to construction and asset management.
We have seen great renewable energy development in recent years and have actively participated and influenced this market, bringing our clients notable return on their investments.
We have extensive experience in the reconstruction of hydro power plants worldwide and have delivered dozens of turnkey projects in Italy, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic and beyond.
These days, hydropower in developed countries, especially in Europe, is concentrated in two areas: rehabilitation and development of remaining available sites. The latter presents a challenging job. Over the years, hydropower was introduced to sites with easily harnessed potential and development of less advantageous sites has been left behind.
Today, 100 years of development and strict environmental constraints in Europe has left sites which need very demanding development. This is where the excellence of the Hydropol Group lies. Development of these, especially low head sites, requires exact performance in all involved areas, as any one of them alone can sink the project.
Hydropol utilizes state-of-the-art technology, research and know-how to design low head plants with enhanced value. The design reflects the focus on plant core cash flow, minimizes plant structures and future operating costs and rather than redundant 'high-tech' spending, it targets long term sustained investment or 'high-returns'.
HYDROPOL specializes in complicated rehabilitation/uprating of hydro power plants and has executed dozens of projects under very difficult conditions.
There are thousands of outdated plants across Europe that require investment in order to survive. Such rehabilitation is usually more demanding than initiating greenfield projects.
Constraints include: scarce documentation, inadequate existing structures, increased environmental concerns, project coordination demands and financing expectations.
Only by balancing all the varied requirements can we make a project successful. An over focus on 'which technology brand should we use' is the most obvious error when implementing these projects.
Hydropower rehabilitation means above all having a deep understanding of the site, conditions, options and then bespoke management of their implementation. Technology plays an important but not exclusive role.
HYDROPOL has advised, planned and executed dozens of rehabilitation projects under very difficult conditions using various technologies. This has afforded us a specialist skillset most of our competitors lack. Such experience allows us to analyse and design schemes effectively, utilizing tools normally reserved for bigger hydropower projects.
Our successful operation of dozens of power plants is clear proof that this approach brings higher returns, quality and reliability.
Present market conditions provide a challenging environment when developing hydropower projects. The line between success and failure is sometimes very thin and more and more things are being considered as standards without any excuse for divergences. Keeping the proper level of product and service quality is then not just a must, but also a vital tool for managing the advanced and complex projects.
Quality management has been one of the centerpieces of the Hydropol Group since its establishment. The internal procedures are designed so that the flow of work on projects is smooth, fast and productive. There are also effective measures at all relevant levels ensuring that the work will never deviate from its required standard. Hydropol has been continuously certified according to ISO 9001:2000 since 1999 and its quality management system is audited by Det Norske Veritas (DNV).