PM-infra-Dorena Hydro LLC

Dorena Hydro LLC


The Project

The project proposes to utilize the flow released from the Dorena Dam and the head available from the Dorena Lake Reservoir to operate an eight MW ‘run of the river’ hydroelectric facility located in Cottage Grove, Oregon. The project is to coincide with existing USACE facility and maintain the functional performance of Dorena Dam and Lake.


The project will include the following features:

  • Kaplan Turbine.
  • 2 synchronies generators.
  • Regulating outlets (ROs) to control excessive flow.
  • Aeration systems to improve water quality.
  • Siphon House so facility can operate under low reservoir conditions.


Our Role

Engaged by the client during the construction phase, to provide the following project management services:

  • Active scheduling management to ensure key milestone dates met and preventing high financial penalties.
  • Implemented exceptional budget managing strategies:
    • Controlled project budget.
    • Change order review and negotiation.
    • Provided contractor with alternate solutions to minimize additional scope.
    • Review and approve monthly payments.

Our Key Accomplishments

  • Identified project budget risks and assisted the client with strategies to these risks in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Identified key Client decision milestone dates to provide Contractor with timely direction. This facilitated collaborative work with the client as scheduling risks were consistently tracked and identified throughout the construction period.
  • Reviewed and ameliorated change order quotations to ensure that they were fair and reasonable.
  • Facilitated regulatory approval processes at the federal, state and local levels.