Amec Foster Wheeler works with customers to retain and convey surface water using dams, levees and reservoirs. Our experience with flood control structure assessment, engineering, design and emergency preparedness is deep and diverse. We have applied our skills to some of the most complex water control structures in the world as well as hundreds of small, earthen agricultural dams.
We engineer and construct dams and reservoirs for water supply, recreation, hydroelectric and flood control needs worldwide. Our projects have consisted of dams ranging from small agricultural dams to some of the largest civil works projects in the world. We offer a broad range of integrated services, from permitting and siting studies to geotechnical investigations, hydrologic studies, design, construction oversight and instrumentation.
Our safety services include periodic inspections, subsurface exploration, seismic analysis, hydrologic and hydraulic analyses (1D, 2D, steady and unsteady), underseepage assessment and mitigation, and slope-stability analysis and design. We have provided rehabilitation design, construction services and deficiency evaluations on more than 35 levee systems worldwide. In the US, we have provide FEMA certifications services on over 40 levee systems since 2008.
Our full range of inspection, engineering, design and emergency preparedness services include:
- Safety assessment and inspection
- Engineering and design
- Construction management services
- Breach modelling and consequence assessment
- Hazard classification
- Qualitative and quantitative risk assessment