From Delve Underground’s first energy projects — the Snowy Mountain hydropower scheme in Australia and the underground Hyatt Powerhouse at Oroville Dam in California — to current major efforts, we have built a reputation for developing practical and cost-effective solutions to underground energy infrastructure challenges.
We have vast experience in various aspects of underground energy infrastructure, covering hydropower, electricity and gas transmission, wind, resource extraction, and research facilities. Our expertise includes designing new facilities, integrating them with existing structures, and upgrading aging facilities for extended lifespan.
Delve Underground facilitates seamless collaboration among mechanical and electrical disciplines, environmental agencies, regulatory bodies, and key stakeholders through our interface coordination services. Our team includes certified inspectors under FERC Part 12, subject matter experts in Probable Failure Mode Analyses, and professionals with High Angle Rope Inspection certification.
We understand your hydropower project. Delve Underground has completed a range of hydropower projects from FERC relicensing, penstocks and power houses to tunnel inspection, rehabilitation and new construction. Our practical solutions are tailored to the realities of construction on hydropower facilities. We do this by properly identifying and addressing risks inherent to underground construction and by emphasizing field experience for every employee.
Mark Havekost is a principal engineer with 29 years of U.S. and international experience in the planning, design, and construction of complex and resilient underground infrastructure for water, wastewater, transportation, and hydropower projects.Contact Mark