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May 25th, 2020

Conversion and modernization of the lock gate drives of the Kiel Great Lock

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


January 23rd, 2020

Office relocation of our Dresden business unit

As of December 1, 2019, our Dresden division has moved to new offices on Mendelssohnallee 8 in 01309 Dresden. After 20 years at the previous location in Dresden's Ludwig-Hartmann-Straße, the move was required due to the cancellation by the landlord.more


January 23rd, 2020

Successful quality audit according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

A quality management system has been implemented throughout Tractebel Hydroprojekt GmbH since 1994. This has always been promptly adapted to the various further developments of the standard, most recently in 2017 to the currently valid DIN EN ISO 9001:2015.more


January 23rd, 2020

Expansion of the Gogo hydropower plant in Kenya

The existing Gogo hydropower plant is located in the Migori district of southwestern Kenya at the Kuja River near Lake Victoria. The Gogo hydro power station, which was comissioned in 1958, has a gross head of about 20 m and a current design discharge of 11 m3/s. The current installed capacity of the powerplant is 2 MW.more


January 15th, 2020

Four construction phases realized at the "Erfurter Kreuz"

Seven years have passed since the contribution in report No. 52 to the 2nd construction phase of the industrial area "Erfurter Kreuz". In the meantime, two further construction phases have been completed at the site of The largest industrial area in Thuringia. The construction work for the 3rd and 4th construction phases was tendered and awarded in nine procurement procedures throughout Europe.more


January 5th, 2020

Groundbreaking ceremony 2nd construction phase Flood protection Trier

Since November 2019, the Structural and Approval Directorate (SGD) Nord, Regional Office for Water Management, Waste Management and Soil Protection Trier has been continuing the construction work to upgrade the approximately 1.5 km long flood protection facility in Trier between the youth hostel and the access to the RATIO shopping centre. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on 11 November in the presence of Ulrike Höfken, Minister for the Environment, Energy, Food and Forestry of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.more


December 15th, 2019

Dike restoration on the island of Borkum

In October 2019, the city of Borkum acquired the flood protection system in the area of the former Borkum naval facility from the Bundesanstalt für Immobilienaufgaben (BImA). The entire flood protection system consists of a 1,100 m long flood defence wall, five dike swells and 1,400 m dike, the so-called "black dike". more


December 1st, 2019

Planning of a conveyor plant in Ottmarsheim (France)

The project with the sonic name "Long-term securing of the allowance in Iffezheim", or LSG for short, was already started in March 2014. Tractebel Hydroprojekt GmbH was commissioned by the then Waterways and Shipping Office Freiburg to design a conveyor system that would be able to supply approximately 8,600 tons of gravel per day from a storage area on German territory via the rest of the Rhine. a berth on French territory in about 1 km.more


August 15th, 2019

Flood protection "Schnauder - Meuselwitz"

In 2014, the city of Meuselwitz commissioned Tractebel Hydroprojekt GmbH (THP) with planning services for flood protection in the Zipsendorf and Geschwister-Scholl-Straße area. In April 2018, the construction implementation of the flood protection measures planned by THP began. In July 2019, the main work of the project was successfully completed.more


June 25th, 2019

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

During the extreme flood in 2002, there was a significant hydraulic overload of the operating facilities as a result of the overrun of the then valid BHQ 2. In order to restore the flood safety of the 106-year-old Intze quarry wall, the reconstruction of the existing HWE and the construction of a new gutter with a sound basin will be implemented in the next 30 months.more


June 20th, 2019

COLD Annual Meeting 2019 in Ottawa

The 87th ICOLD Annual Meeting took place in Ottawa, Canada, from 9 to 14 June 2019. About 1,400 participants from 75 countries attended the conference on "Sustainable and safe Dams around the World". more


June 15th, 2019

New construction of the 5th lock chamber Brunsbüttel

Construction work on the new building of the 5th Brunsbüttel Lock Chamber has been underway since 2014. The lock chamber walls are constructed in sheet metal construction with a reinforced concrete superstructure based on boring piles. The new lock chamber will have a length of about 340 m and a width of 45 m.more


March 18th, 2019

Planning of the PSW Forbach goes into the next phase

Since 2007, Tractebel Hydroprojekt GmbH has been planning the renewal of the traditional power plant site in Forbach for EnBW. With the preparation of the tender documents for the new lower stage, the planning services are now entering a new phase. more


March 18th, 2019

TS Malter - Valve replacement in the diversion tunnel

At the listed Malter Dam, an Intze gravity dam made of quarry stones (construction period 1908-1913, height 36 m, total volume 8. 78 million m³) at the Rote Weißeritz in Saxony, the extreme flooding of 2002 caused a significant hydraulic overload of the operating facilities due to the exceeding of the then valid BHQ 2. more


March 18th, 2019

Storage space systems in local drainage systems

The responsibility of Kommunalservice Weimar as an independent enterprise of the City of Weimar lies with the public sewage disposal of the Legefeld district and the municipality of Isseroda. On his behalf, Tractebel Hydroprojekt GmbH planned underground reservoir systems on the basis of preliminary investigations for both local networks and accompanied their completion as construction supervisor. more


March 18th, 2019

Flood protection Trier, 2nd construction phase

The Structural and Licensing Directorate North, Regional Office for Water Management, Waste Management and Soil Protection Trier, intends to implement structural measures from 2019 to upgrade the approx. 1. 5 km long flood protection facilities in Trier between the German Youth Hostel and the access road to the RATIO shopping centre. more


March 18th, 2019

Renaturation of the Mühlgraben in Erfurt (Kopie 1)

The Mühlgraben is a 2nd order water body in the urban area of Erfurt and an important main watercourse for the district of Gispersleben. Below the crossing of the Gera by the Road of Nations, at km 16 of the Gera, the millrace is diverted by the Gera to flow back to the Kilianipark at km 15 of the Gera. The lines of the Mühlgraben were predominantly straight lines in the existing structure, the mostly deepened sole was mostly built in, as were the banks. The continuity in several areas was especially for juvenile fish. more


March 18th, 2019

Symbolic ground-breaking ceremony for the new Hadelner canal lock

The new construction of the lock in Otterndorf in the district of Cuxhaven is currently the largest coastal protection project in Lower Saxony with an investment sum of around 30 million euros. The completion of the new Hadelner canal lock is scheduled for 2022.more


March 18th, 2019

Lahmeyer Hydroprojekt is now Tractebel

As announced since the turn of the year, our company will be operating under the Tractebel brand from 15.03.2019. Lahmeyer Hydroprojekt GmbH now operates under the name Tractebel Hydroprojekt GmbH. Our headquarters, as well as your project teams and contact persons will continue to be available to you as usual.more


February 1st, 2019

Lahmeyer becomes Tractebel

Since December 2014, the Lahmeyer Group has been part of Tractebel Engineering and is thus part of the former GDF SUEZ Group - today ENGIE.more


March 22nd, 2017

Award for Ship Lift at the Three Gorges Dam

Group photo Finsterwalder Civil Engineering Award 2017

Within the scope of the awarding of the Ulrich Finsterwalder Civil Engineering Award 2017, the engineering consortium Krebs + Kiefer and Lahmeyer International was also honoured for the planning of the ship lift at the Three Gorges Dam in China.more


November 11th, 2016

Storm surge barrage bestowed with German Civil Engineering award

On June 26 2016 minister of construction, Barbara Hendricks, and president of the association for engineering, Hans-Ullrich Kammeyer, awarded the prize for German Engineering for the first time.more