Holtwood Hydroelectric Power Plant


Holtwood Hydroelectric Power Plant is being upgraded to add 125MW of generating capacity which more than doubles the current output along the Susquehanna River. Preliminary work began in 2009 and Kapur & Associates was involved early on in the process scanning all existing infrastructure and terrain to prepare for the movement of 1.3 million cubic yards of rock excavation, and 300,000 yards of soil excavation.

Located between Lancaster and York, PA, the Holtwood Plant resides along a 55 foot high Dam across the Susquehanna River, and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2013. This expansion also includes improvements for fish passage at the dam, which enables migrating fish to reach the river system’s tributaries.

Kapur is an integral team member and was chosen Survey Lead on the project.

Services provided:

  • Control
  • Construction Layout
  • 3D Modeling
  • Machine Control Grading
  • 3D Data Preparation
  • Utility locates
  • LiDAR Scanning
  • BIM modeling