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Your water engineering & advisory partner
Water Resources and Climate Change
Hydraulic Infrastructures
Coasts, Ports and Marine Facilities
Water Supply & Sanitation
Digital Services

Tractebel is home to five of the world’s leading water engineering companies: Coyne et Bellier (France), Lahmeyer International (Germany), Leme Engenharia (Brazil), IMDC (Belgium) and GKW (Germany). This combined centenary expertise makes Tractebel your truly reliable partner for realising any of your water projects, wherever they are located. These include all types of dam and hydropower projects, water resource management projects, waterways, water supply and sanitation facilities, coastal and marine engineering.

Key Facts
  • Over 100 years of experience in Water
  • Over 700 water experts worldwide
  • Over €140 Million water turnover
  • Over 1000 ongoing water projects in all continents

Our consultancy and engineering services encompass the entire life cycle of a project from conceptual design or early planning studies through construction and commissioning of schemes up to operation support and rehabilitation. It includes not only state-of-the-art engineering services but also advisory services to accompany the development of your project.



In the face of rising energy needs and the challenge of climate change, hydropower has a key role to play. Aware of this reality, Tractebel has developed a unique cutting-edge solution for you: Sherlock.

Sherlock is a spatial analysis solution that leverages and cross-references data to exhaustively identify potential hydropower project sites at the scale of a region or a country. It enables to quickly identify untapped hydropower resources and measure their profitability in just a few clicks. It is a fast, reliable and cost-effective solution.

Sherlock replaces long and costly inventory processes by relying on a smart data gathering, analysis and processing system.

Click here to know more about Sherlock or find out more in our brochure

Areas of Expertise within Water

With more than 100 years of experience, Tractebel provides high level engineering solutions to public and private organizations for the implementation and operation of all sizes of infrastructures in the field of hydropower, water resource management, water supply, sanitation, marine facilities and large hydraulic infrastructures.


Thomas Brandstätt
Chief Global Power Officer

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Our subdomains within this domain

  • Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation
  • Sustainable River Basin Development
  • Hydrology and Floods
  • River Hydraulics
  • Sediment Management
  • Irrigation
  • Environmental & Social Consultancy

Water Resources and Climate Change Related References

Our subdomains within this domain

  • Waterways, Locks and Ship Lifts
  • Dams
  • Geotechnics and Underground Works
  • Water Transfers and Pumping Stations
  • Environmental & Social Consultancy

Hydraulic Infrastructures Related References

Our subdomains within this domain

  • Large Hydropower Plants
  • Micro & Small Hydropower Projects
  • Pumped Storage Plants
  • Hydro & Electromechanical Equipment
  • Economic, Financial and Transaction Advisory
  • Environmental & Social Consultancy

Hydropower Related References

Our subdomains within this domain

  • Hydrometeorological Hazards
  • Coastal Erosion and Estuarine Flood Management
  • Ports and terminals
  • Dredging Consultancy
  • Environmental & Social Consultancy

Coasts, Ports and Marine Facilities Related References

Our subdomains within this domain

  • Water & Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Desalination
  • Water Distribution Networks
  • Effluent Re-Use
  • Wastewater Collection & Stormwater Drainage

Water Supply & Sanitation Related References

Our subdomains within this domain

  • Hydro-informatics and Numerical Modelling
  • Digital Platforms for Monitoring and Forecasting
  • Industrial Cybersecurity

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