Studio Pietrangeli (SP) provide specialised engineering services for large dams and hydropower plants. The firm’s services cover all phases of a project and range from conception to monitoring during operation, including all the design activities, specialised studies, investigations, supervision of the works, and so on.
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- Business Type:
- Engineering service provider
- Industry Type:
- Energy Consulting and Engineering
- Market Focus:
- Internationally (various countries)
- Year Founded:
Studio Pietrangeli (SP) was founded in 1964 by Giorgio Pietrangeli to provide specialised engineering services for large dams and hydropower plants.
SERVICES – The firm’s services cover all phases of a project and range from conception to monitoring during operation, including all the design activities, specialised studies, investigations, supervision of the works, and so on.
Although our core activities concentrate on dams and hydropower plants, we also specialise in large civil structures (tunnels, roads, etc.) and large hydraulic works (water supply systems, irrigation plants, ports, etc.).
ORGANIZATION – SP’s staff of approximately 80 people includes internationally renowned experts, engineers and other professionals and technical staff specialised in the various project sectors. While SP’s head office is in Rome, the firm also has branches in Sierra Leone, Ecuador, Tanzania and Ethiopia and elsewhere sets up its own temporary premises and/or makes use of local partners’ facilities.
EXPERIENCE – Our extraordinary domestic and international experience confirms the outstanding quality of our work. SP has successfully completed the design of over 150 dams, 39 hydropower plants, 200 km of tunnels, 1100 km of roads, 50 irrigation, water supply and sewage treatment plants.
Alongside its more traditional engineering schemes, SP, from its beginnings, has always proposed innovative solutions to complex technical problems.
EXCELLENCE – The firm is responsible for the engineering of several important international works currently under construction or recently completed, including:
HYDROELECTRIC PLANTS – 6 No. totalling over 8000 MW
DAMS – 4 No. including the world’s highest in RCC (H=240m)
TUNNELS – 2 No. 26 km long
Several SP projects, given their innovative solutions and importance, have been written about and/or cited in prestigious magazines such as National Geographic and The Economist, cited in encyclopedias (Wikipedia) and used to illustrate banknotes (Sierra Leone), rechargeable phone cards and bond issues (Ethiopia).
FAST TRACK – Nowadays, many of the firm’s projects are conceived in only a few weeks through the adoption of so-called “fast track” techniques using satellite imagery, helicopter surveys, surface geotechnical investigations, with the result that several of our largest hydropower projects have been implemented in only four years from conception to operation.
WORKING CONDITIONS - SP's specialists are used to working in all types of conditions, from roughing it in field camps in African forests to attending official meetings with the highest echelons of government, industry and finance. Their passion for their work never changes.
PRESENTATION - Our engineers are accustomed to presenting our projects to clients of all types. We have even created simple effective presentations using cartoons and laymen's terms.