Waimea Community Dam, Lee River Valley, Tasman, New Zealand. Mechanical and Electrical design for 53m high concrete face rockfill dam 2019 to 2024.


MTL NZ Ltd (MTL) and our partners McMahon Electrical Ltd were engaged as mechanical and electrical designers for Waimea Community Dam. Our services included a review of existing designs, development of detailed designs and preparation of IFC documentation suitable for a construct only contract for the majority of the M&E work packages at a new build, high potential impact dam. During the implementation phase MTL provided tender, procurement, construction, and commissioning support. The work packages included intake pipework, outlet pipework, isolation and flow control valves, hydro power, temporary outlet works, onsite communications networks, control systems, primary power supplies, backup power supplies and controls/electrical buildings.


Once completed the dam will provide drought relief and reduce future uncertainty for the region’s horticulture industry.


McMahon Electrical Ltd, DamWatch Engineering Ltd, Waimea Water NZ Ltd.