January 11th, 2021

Recertification audit successfully completed


At the beginning of November 2020, our annual external QM audit took place at the Magdeburg and Weimar sites. As a recertification audit, this was associated with an increased scope compared to previous years. As in recent years, it was carried out by DQS GmbH. more

January 8th, 2021

Flood protection Willows - dye ingestion by means of sheet wall inner gasket

Dike crown path equals dike defense path, planned sheet wall course on water-side dike top edge

The flood protection Weiden was manufactured in several construction phases from 1995 according to a rule profile approved by the Bavarian State Office for the Environment. Existing trees and plantings were then approved in the design and integrated into the new dikes. The dikes were statically inspected in 2019 in accordance with the current requirements of the Bavarian State Office for the Environment.more

January 2nd, 2021

Planning of a dike re-laying in Calbe (Saale)

View of the Saale in the planning area

The state agency for flood protection Saxony-Anhalt plans to increase flood protection in the Area of Calbe (Saale). In June 2020, Tractebel Hydroprojekt GmbH was awarded the contract for the planning services for the repair of the Saale dike in the section between deich-km 0.0 and Deich-km 3.5. The entire project area is located in the estuary of the Saale into the Elbe. During the 2013 flood event, there were significant pressure and smoke water leaks. Large-scale wetings occurred in the villages of Calbe (Saale) and Tornitz. The existing pre-floodwaters were not able to dissipate the resulting amounts of water without damage. Furthermore, it was found that the only occasional accessibility of the dike system represents a significant defect in the dye defense. In addition, the flood pro…more

January 14th, 2021

Renovation of the flood protection system on Borkum

Mounted flood protection gate

The flood protection facility in the area of the former Borkum naval facility is managed by the Federal Institute for Real Estate Tasks (BIMA), which wants to sell this facility to the city of Borkum. For the sale, it was necessary to undergo a basic repair of the surrounding flood protection system. For this purpose, BIMA commissioned the State Construction Management Ems-Weser as general contractor. more

December 18th, 2020

Weilers/Bracht flood retention basin

View of the Brachttal, in the background the village of Weilers

Tractebel Hydroprojekt plant sustainable flood protection along the Hörsel,monitors the constructionprojects and overrunsimmt the ecological construction supervision.. more

December 11th, 2020

Renaturation Werraaue: Formerly inner-German border becomes green oasis

Tractebel Hydroprojekt accompanies the restoration of the  Werraaue.

Speciesprotection, archaeology and warfare exploration – many aspects have to be taken into account in the restoration of the Werraaue n. Experts from Tractebel Hydroprojekt accompany the project.more

November 25th, 2020

Double groundbreaking ceremony at the Dortmund-Ems Canal

The symbolic first groundbreaking ceremony  (Source: JOHANN  BUNTE)

Despite the ongoing Corona situation, the first groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the replacement of the Rodde and Venhaus locks took place on 22.10.2020. Since 2009, Tractebel Hydroprojekt GmbH has been jointly responsible for the planning of the five new locks together with its partners in the engineering community "INGE-Dortmund-Ems-Kanal".more

November 12th, 2020

Environment Minister inaugurates flood protection in Wippra

From left to right: Chairman of the Board of Directors  Michael  Janssen (Valley Dam Company  Saxony-Anhalt),  Environment Minister  Prof.  Dr.  Claudia Dalbert,  Mayor  Monika  Rauhut (Wippra), Member of the Landtag André  Schröder,  District Councillor  Dr.  Angelika Klein  (District Mansfeld-Südharz), Mayor  Sven  Strauß  (Sangerhausen),  Member of the Bundestag  Torsten  Schweiger

A new rearbasinprotects around twenty places on the Wipper from flooding. Tractebel Hydroprojekt planned and supervised the dam structure, which was opened after six years of construction. more

October 21st, 2020

Protection for Eisenach from floods of the century

The Hörsel near Stedtfeld before the construction of the flood protection systems

Tractebel Hydroprojekt plant sustainable flood protection along the Hörsel,monitors the constructionprojects and overrunsimmt the ecological construction supervision.. more

August 14th, 2020

Flood protection for the city of Zeitz

With the June flood 2013 at the White Elster, the insufficient flood protection in the city of Zeitz became clear. Large parts of the city were flooded. In the course of this, the Saxony-Anhalt State Flood Protection and Water Management Agency commissioned the planning for the expansion of the existing Salsitz dike, km 0.0 to 1.15, which currently offers no protection against an HQ100. more

July 26th, 2020

Completion of defensive structure at the severable opencast mine lake Sedlitz

The end of lignite production in the Lusatian region will create the future Lusatian lake chain (catchment area approx. 200 km2) from the former open-cast mines north of Senftenberg. This is currently being filled in a controlled manner from the rising groundwater and the existing floodwaters.more

July 15th, 2020

Upgrading of flood protection of the city of Ebersbach an der Fils

Although the town of Ebersbach an der Fils already has extensive flood protection facilities, several flood events in the past led to flooding in the settlement areas of the city. In September 2019, Tractebel Hydroprojekt GmbH was awarded the contract for the planning of the flood protection for the city of Ebersbach by the Stuttgart Regional Council as the lead authority in a Europe-wide tender procedure of the state of Baden-Württemberg.more

July 1st, 2020

HWS Trier, construction progress in the 2nd construction phase

Since November 2019, the Structural and Authorisation Directorate North, Regional Office for Water Management, Waste Management and Soil Protection Trier has been implementing the measures to upgrade the approximately 1.5 km long flood protection systems in Trier between the Römerstadt Youth Hostel and the access to the RATIO shopping centre. more

May 25th, 2020

Conversion and modernization of the lock gate drives of the Kiel Great Lock (Kopie 1)

The Kiel-Holtenau lock system separates the Nord-Ostsee Canal from the Kiel Fjord as the world's busiest artificial waterway. It consists essentially of two double-chamber locks and a drainage system. The Kiel-Holtenau lock system transports up to 30,000 ships a year for professional shipping, although currently only the Great Lock can be used for shipping. In addition, in the summer months, about 12,000 recreational boats per season are added during the day and in clear weather. more

June 10th, 2020

New construction of a hydropower plant at the Wehr Türkheim

In September 2019, Tractebel Hydroprojekt GmbH (THP) was commissioned by Bayerische Landeskraftwerke GmbH (LaKW) to carry out the planning services for the construction of a new hydropower plant at the existing Wehr Türkheim on the Wertach in the district of Unterallgäu. more

June 1st, 2020

construction supervision in Eisenach

The waters of the I. Order Hörsel and Nesse flow through the town of Eisenach. The flood protection plans for the measures complex II, II.1 Spicke and III with road bridges include sections of the Hörsel on a total length of 6 km in the area of the city of Eisenach as well as a 500 m long nesssection. more

May 25th, 2020

Flood retention basin stops flooding of the Wipper

More than twenty locations on the Wipper will protect a new flood retention basin from flooding. The ecologically consistent structure can retain up to 4.25 million cubic meters of water. Tractebel Hydroprojekt GmbH has been working as a general planner for this ambitious dam construction project since 2013 and oversees the construction. more

May 18th, 2020

Energetic re-use of opencast mining waste holes

Underground water cavines for the storage of renewable energies in the open-cast mining reservoir – this future scenario of a new pumped storage plant in the Rheinische Opencast Mining Area Garzweiler, Hambach and Inden was investigated by Tractebel Hydroprojekt GmbH in a concept study on the energy re-use of opencast mining waste holes in North Rhine-Westphalia.more

May 18th, 2020

Malter Dam - Construction progress for the extension of the flood relief system

After the ceremonial start of construction in August 2019 for the 21 million euro project south of Dresden, the work is proceeding rapidly favorably due to the mild winter and despite the Corona pandemic. Thus, the deepening of the collection gutter and the under-capture of the collecting gutter wall could already be implemented. more

April 18th, 2020

Basic repair of the Altarmwehr Quitzöbel

The Altarmwehr Quitzöbel is located in the northeast of Saxony-Anhalt and is part of the Wehrgruppe Quitzöbel, which consists of a total of four fortifications. The Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration owns two fortifications, the Altarmwehr and the Piercing Rifle. more

April 2nd, 2020

43. Dresden Hydraulic Engineering Colloquium

From 5 to 6 March 2020, the traditional Dresden Hydraulic Engineering Colloquium took place at the International Congress Center Dresden. The Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Technical Hydromechanics at the Technical University of Dresden, with the kind support of the Society of Sponsors of the Hubert Engels Institute, the DWA and the BWK, welcomed about 300 participants from Germany and abroad just before the Corona-Lockdown. more