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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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3D display of the ship loader and the transfer station at the Ottmarsheim site

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…

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Ceremonial traffic release

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.

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[Translate to English:] Abbildung 1: Prüfaufbau schematisch

In the shaft of the detour tunnel of the Malter Dam, a steel staircase anchored to the shaft wall was installed in spring 2019, leading approximately 23 meters into the depth.

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Die Schleuse während der Reparaturarbeiten (Foto: Patrick Zell, WSA Donau MDK)

After a passenger ship damaged the lower lock gate of the Riedenburg lock on the Main-Danube Canal on the evening of June 5, 2019, the lock gate could no longer be closed. Shipping traffic on the entire Main-Danube Canal came to a standstill. In the meantime, 115 ships had to take a "forced break" and the traffic jam extended to more than 200 km.

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Minister of State Schmidt at the introductory speech

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.

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Tractebel participants at the DTK booth (f. l. n. r.Dr. Holger Haufe, Xavier Molin, Christine Noret, Jean-Luc Pigeon, Karsten Thermann, Kristina Aldermann, Dr. Jens Mödinger)

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".

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Construction site of the 5th lock chamber Brunsbüttel in June 2019 (Source: WSA 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.

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The project team of EnBW and the engineering consortium Forbach

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.

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Malter dam

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.

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