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Frosio Next S.r.l

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About Us

For over 40 years Frosio Next is an Italian company leader in the design of hydroelectric power plants with capacities ranging from a few hundred kilowatts to 50 megawatts installed worldwide, spanning from Italy to Sub-Saharan countries, Georgia, and the Balkan area.

The company has been involved in the design and project management of hundreds of small and medium-sized hydroelectric plants, acquiring an extensive experience in refurbishment of existing plants and exploitation of residuals hydropower potential.

Leveraging its expertise, Frosio Next also offers dedicated consulting services in the hydropower sector, including due diligence and assessment of plant facilities, with a particular emphasis on weirs, penstocks, and waterways in general.

Frosio Next, with its multidisciplinary experience in hydraulic and electromechanical equipment, is capable of assisting energy operators, public entities, and private investors by providing comprehensive services tailored to their specific needs, including:

  • Design of new HPP and refurbishment: Pre-feasibility, feasibility, Basic, detailed and construction design
  • Construction site management and assistance during commissioning
  • Due diligence
  • Assessment of penstock and waterways
  • Support in the prioritization of maintenance works of the Client plant portfolio.
  • General consulting in hydraulic, geotechnical, Civil, and Electromechanical fields

Products & Services

Design of HPP

We provide customized design (from concept design to construction design) to ensure the best solution in the specific context and the best performance in terms of plant efficiency and minimization of maintenance interventions.

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Works Supervision & Commissioning

The ability to manage and coordinate is fundamental for the successful implementation of every project: Frosio Next provides a service for works management assistance, safety coordination, as well as high-quality and experienced testing and functional tests.

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Owner Engineering & Assessment

We carry out the assessments performing structural static and dynamic analyses, hydrological analyses and hydraulic simulations covering the different aspects related to the design of the hydraulic structures. Additionally, we offer functional assessments of existing projects, functional assessments of discharge/ inlet structures in dams, as well as static and dynamic assessments of dam bodies and conduits.

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Due Diligence

We offer due diligence for hydroelectric plants to provide sufficient informations for evaluating their value, identifying any critical issue and offering solutions to overcome them. Site inspections and functional tests are carried out with the aim of identifying and addressing any challenges and providing solutions, along with an assessment of their associated costs and benefits. Depending on customer needs, we provide customized levels of depth in our analysis.

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All Product/Service Areas:
  • Consultants - geotechnical/seismic risk
  • Consultants - special dam types
  • Consultants - structural modelling
  • Consulting engineers - civil/hydraulic/hydrological
  • Consulting engineers - electrical/electronic
  • Consulting engineers - mechanical




Head of Business Development, New Products and Project Coord.

Davide Cazzago

Technical Enquiries

Senior Hydropower Hydraulic and Electromechanical equipment expert

Luigi Papetti (CEO & CTO)

Media Enquiries

Marketing Executive

Alberto Di Savino
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