Journal article

Improving design by partnering in engineering– procurement–construction (Epc) hydropower projects: A case study of a large-scale hydropower project in china

Y Liu, W Tang, CF Duffield, FKP Hui, L Zhang, X Zhang, Y Kang

Water (Switzerland) | MDPI AG | Published : 2021

Abstract

Hydropower, as a renewable energy resource, has become an important way to fit for Chinese long-term energy policy of energy transformation. Engineering–procurement–construction (EPC) has been increasingly adopted for improving hydropower project delivery efficiency in the utilization of water resources and generation of clean energy, where design plays a critical role in project success. Existing studies advocate the need to use partnering for better solutions to designs in EPC hydropower projects. However, there is a lack of a theoretical framework to systematically address design-related issues considering different participants’ interactions. This study coherently examined the causal rel..

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