Dams, Hydroelectric Plants, Hydraulic Projects and Ports

Dams, hydroelectric plants and all hydraulic engineering works have always been a distinctive feature and excellence of the Group, acknowledged as the worldwide leader, since 2013, in the construction of infrastructure projects belonging to the water segment.

Salini Impregilo has built 260 dams and hydroelectric plants in 5 different continents, with an installed capacity of more than 45,000 MW of low-cost clean energy, thereby contributing to the sustainable development of entire nations.

The Group is involved in the development of complex hydraulic engineering projects which include the Expansion of the Panama Canal, one of the most important engineering feats of the XXI century, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia, which when finished will be Africa’s largest dam, as well as Lake Mead Intake, a system for collecting and transporting the waters of one of the largest artificial lakes of the Unites States.

Last Recognition & Awards

  • Salini Impregilo First Global Contractor in Water Sector
    (Top Ten ENR 2017)
  • Anacostia River Tunnel in Washington D.C. – Sustainability Initiative of the Year
    (ITA-AITES 2017)

Track record

260
Dams and hydroelectric plants
45,000 MW
of clean low cost energy
1,587 km
of underground works

Flagship Projects

Expansion of the Panama Canal – Third set of locks

The new Panama Canal is one of the greatest engineering feats ever undertaken on our planet, both in terms of its technical complexity and its future impact on intercontinental trade.


Track record

260
Dams and hydroelectric plants
45,000 MW
of clean low cost energy
1,587 km
of underground works