Hydroelectric Dam Intake Debris Removal

UCC’s underwater inspection teams complete many FERC Part 12 inspections for the Hydroelectric industry throughout the U.S., working directly for the utility owner/operator or the independent consultant.  Many times these inspections identify repairs or maintenance that UCC performs at a later date. Following a summer 2020 inspection at a dam’s [...]

2021-10-14T16:48:30+00:00October 13th, 2021|Hydro|

Pumped Storage Leak Inspection & Repair

Clay Lined Water Reservoir Grout Injection to Seal Large Fissures (Water Power Project – applicable to any industry with water retaining structure) The clay liner of an 842 acre reservoir supporting a 1872 megawatt pump storage facility developed large trench-like features.  Reservoir depth ranged from 40 feet to 110 feet.  Before [...]

2018-01-18T21:33:29+00:00February 3rd, 2015|

Hydroelectric Concrete Restoration

Concrete gravity Dam Underwater Concrete Placement (Water Power Project – applicable to any industry with concrete water retaining structure) A concrete gravity dam with an earth core and rock/soil foundation was completed in 1944.  The dam is 8,422 feet long, 206 feet high with a 130 foot head.  Maximum storage is [...]

2018-01-18T21:35:37+00:00February 2nd, 2015|

Dam Log Boom and Fish Barrier Net Replacement

In the summer of 2011 the UCC Midwest Division completed a turnkey project for a hydroelectric facility in Wisconsin. The project work scope included the removal and replacement of the facility’s existing log boom and fish barrier net and installing a new 280 foot system designed to incorporate the barrier [...]

2015-04-07T18:20:58+00:00February 1st, 2015|