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Mine Inden in the Rhenish Opencast Mining Area between Eschweiler and Jülich (Source: GTB Aachen)

Underground water caverns for the storage of renewable energies in the open-cast mining reservoir – this future scenario of a new pumped storage plant in the Rhenish 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.

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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.

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Site of the Oxbow Weir (Source: WNA Magdeburg)

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 Durchstichwehr.

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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…

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The new domicile of the business division Dresden

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.

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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.

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Interior view of the powerhouse

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 drop height of about 20 m and a current design discharge of 11 m³/s. The current installed capacity of the powerplant is 2 MW.

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Marketing of the 1st construction phase and developed areas of the 2nd to 4th construction phase

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.

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Construction department head Andreas Ludwig, municipal administrator Dirk Löwe, Minister for the Environment Ulrike Höfken, SGD Nord-Boss Ulrich Kleemann, Anja Reinermann-Matatko und Bernhard Hügle (Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen), Alfred Weinandy (SGD Nord) und Members of the Landtag Arnold Schmitt (CDU) (Foto: Rainer Neubert/Trierischer Volksfreund)

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…

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Installation of the Verkalit®-Cover

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".

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