May 26th, 2021

Recultivated future for former opencast mine

reclamation opencast mine Sedlitz

Tractebel hydro project plans and supervises: Weir construction at lake Sedlitz and siel construction at the Black Elster completedmore

May 11th, 2021

Pumped storage power plant Markersbach – increase in shuttle water volume approved

Ring dam of the upper basin with inlet towers

Due to the changed conditions on the energy market, pumped storage power plants are of particular importance with regard to the storage of renewable energy, e.B from wind energy or overarching grid regulation. Accordingly, europe-wide investigations have been carried out in recent years to expand these capacities. more

April 5th, 2021

The challenges continue – the Lift bridge ensemble Lübeck

Lift bridge ensemble Lübeck

The planning task of Tractebel Hydroprojekt GmbH within the engineering community "HBL" with the office Böger & Jäckle from Rendsburg, which began in 2017, will be continued from April 2021 after a successful conclusion of a contract with the Waterways New Construction Office Magdeburg. more

March 26th, 2021

New construction of a fish hiking aid in Freising

site plan

The Free State of Bavaria, represented by the Water Management Office of Munich, is planning the construction of a fish hiking aid in the form of a technical slot pass (target fish species grayling) at the outlet of the Schleifermoosach from the Herrenmoosach in the center of the city of Freising. Already in 2017, the approval for the approximately 35 m long fish hiking aid was granted. more

March 11th, 2021

Construction of a quay wall and a HWS wall with accident and maintenance path

Outdoor area terrace West

Lutherstadt Wittenberg envisages a municipal flood protection system in the outlying centre of Kleinwittenberg in order to close an existing gap in flood protection on the Elbe. At the same time, the flood protection system secures the residential area "Am Stadthafen" planned in this section and replaces a listed quay wall that is no longer permanently stable. more

February 11th, 2021

New railway bridge Kattwyk inaugurated

New and old Kattwyk Bridge  (©Hamburg Port Authority, F. Steffens)

After twelve years of project duration, the New Kattwyk Railway Bridge, one of the most important infrastructure projects of the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), was opened to rail traffic on 14 December 2020. more

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