Our team of civil engineers, geologists and geophysicists are passionate about dams! We love helping our clients to manage their high-value assets. Because of our history, and continued links to our parent company Meridian Energy, we have a unique empathy with dam owners and asset managers.
As a niche consultancy business based in Wellington, New Zealand, Damwatch provides services to hydropower, water and irrigation clients internationally
We enjoy an international reputation for innovation and excellence in dam engineering, dam safety, instrumentation and surveillance, applied to new dams and ensuring the safety of existing dams and canals.
Our team specialise in Dam Safety and Surveillance, Engineering and Dam Instrumentation as well as:
Strategic floodplain management, and river engineering and flood protection solutions
Database Management, analysis and reporting
Wind Turbine Foundation Design
Design of thermally stable backfill for buried HV power cables
Soil thermal resistivity investigations
Project Procurement strategy and management including feasibility studies, construction strategy, alliance structures, contract preparation and project management
Civil Asset monitoring services including civil audits and inspections, online data transfer service, secure database management and web-based reporting, and remediation advice and supervision
Geotechnical investigations into photovoltaic solar energy farm foundations
What makes us different?
Damwatch prides itself on its close-knit and supportive culture. We have a strong collegial learning environment, and provide quality training to keep our skill levels at the forefront of the industry. Eight of the current Damwatch staff each have over 20 years experience in dam and water resource engineering, and are able to support, mentor and develop our staff potential.