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Laurent MOUVET

CEO, Hydro Operation International Ltd

Laurent Mouvet is CEO of Hydro Operation International Ltd, a Swiss service company involved in the operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of hydropower plants in Sub-Saharan African countries, with a strong emphasis on capacity building and training.

He graduated in civil engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 1984. He has more than 30 years of experience in the field of dams, hydraulic works and hydropower in many countries. He is currently president of the Swiss Committee on Dams and member of ICOLD’s technical committee on dam surveillance. He also holds expert positions and chairs in various international panel of experts on large water-related infrastructure projects.

Finally, he is a senior lecturer at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, a Swiss leading university for engineering.

Associated sessions

8 May
13:30 - 16:30

Workshop 4: Strategies to foster sustainable operation and maintenance (8 May, afternoon)

Type: Focus session
Co-convenors: World Bank Group, SECO

A lack of dedicated resources, proper training and institutional capacity can result in hydropower generating stations being poorly maintained and operated particularly in developing countries.  Poor operations and maintenance (O&M) of... (Read more)