Hydroelectric power generation is one of the most dependable power generation resources on the planet.
In 1935, a joint venture including Bechtel completed the iconic Hoover Dam on-time and under-budget. This began our long history in hydroelectric power.
We have designed or installed 50 hydroelectric plants that produce more than 37,600MW of hydropower. That is equivalent to 80% of the UK's entire power demand.
Currently, we are building the Keeyask Generating Station on the Nelson River, Canada’s fourth-longest river. This past summer, the volume of water at Keeyask totaled some 212,000 cubic feet (6,000 cubic meters) per second—more than twice the flow of Niagara Falls.
- Concrete, rock-fill, and earth-fill dams
- Power, diversion, tailrace, and conveyance tunnels
- Hydro and water-supply surge chambers
- installed (26,739MW) and designed (10,861MW)
- 9 million cubic yards (6.9 million cubic meters) of rock chambers
- 157M acre feet (194 billion cubic meters) of reservoirs
- 57 miles (92 kilometers) of water tunnels
- 1,759 miles (2,816 kilometers) of water pipelines
- 50 hydroelectric plants
- 105 dams