Shaping our world

Hydro-technology, arial view of an artificial lake
Water is life's mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water. – Albert Szent-Györgyi

Water is life: no water means no growth, no harvests, no development. Throughout the world, our engineering services provide the key to sustainable hydropower utilisation, development of water and land resources and reliable and environmentally compatible flood protection. Together with our subsidiary GKW Consult, we can provide international expertise in the fields of water supply, wastewater treatment and disposal as well as solid waste management. Our market-leading role in these fields is reflected by the top positions we have been holding in the ENR rankings for some years now.

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Reservoir of the Bumbuna hydroelectric dam

Would you like to meet the President?

The Bumbuna hydroelectric dam delivers more than two thirds of Sierra Leone’s electricity. When phase II is complete with Lahmeyer’s expertise, electricity generation will quadruple. No wonder the country’s President met with Project Manager, Jens Mödinger, and the rest of the Lahmeyer International team. “We will meet the President today”. When our local project coordinator …

Irrigated fields at the Mahaweli River

Building on 2000 years of irrigation in Sri Lanka

In the last month, I attended two ground-breaking ceremonies where the President of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, launched the construction of two major irrigation projects (the Kaluganga-Moragahakanda Transfer Canal and the North West Province Canal Project). In his remarks in front of crowds of 20,000 people, he said the implementation of the Moragahakanda-Kaluganga Irrigation Development …