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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".

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Cutting the ribbon together

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

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

Tractebel Hydroprojekt plans sustainable flood protection along the Hörsel, monitors the construction projects and takes over the ecological construction supervision.

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Installation of the pile walls

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.

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Aerial view of the defensive structure and the poetry of the gutter (Photo: STRABAG)

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.

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Near-the-shore development in 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…

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Pile walls under the dike defense path

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.

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Modelling of the possible repair or new construction variants (here new hydraulic direct drive)

The Kiel-Holtenau lock system separates the North Sea-Baltic Sea 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…

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Weir Türkheim and drain Langweidbach (© Bayerische Landeskraftwerke GmbH)

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 Weir Türkheim on the Wertach in the district of Unterallgäu.

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The first-order waters 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 Nesse section.

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