Multiconsult has been selected to carry out a safety assessment of the hydrotechnical structures of the Daugava River hydropower projects in Latvia.

The consultancy work, which will commence in 2020 and will completed in 2025, will see Multiconsult undertake the assessment together with Sweco.

“Multiconsult has a long history of working in the Baltic region,” said Hilde Gillebo, EVP for Energy at Multiconsult. “The company has previously provided dam safety services to Latvenergo on several occasions and has delivered consultancy services to numerous projects in the region. We are pleased to continue our good co-operation with Latvenergo”,

The Daugava river flows from Russia through Belarus and into the Baltic sea close to Riga. The cascade of the Daugava Hydropower Plants (HPPs) upstream of Riga is formed by three large hydropower plants, the Plavinas (907.6MW), Riga (402MW) and Kegums (248MW). In 2019, the Daugava plants generated 2 TWh of energy, which constitutes energy for approximately 600,000 households. 

Earlier assignments in Latvia for Multiconsult include Feasibility study, tender documents and project management for the rehabilitation and upgrading of the Daugava hydropower projects, a financial management plan for Latvenergo, and dam safety expert panel at Plavinas hydropower plant.

The Daugava River hydropower projects in Latvia