Innovation project subsidized by the German state of Lower Saxony
Innovation project subsidized by the German state of Lower Saxony
Fugro has completed a nearshore geotechnical investigation for the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel, the world’s longest immersed tunnel that will connect Denmark and Germany by road and rail. The client was Femern Link Contractors, the consortium building the 18 km tunnel that will reduce travel time between the two countries and contribute to a greener transport system.
In the heart of Wolfratshausen, a Bavarian town approx. 30 km south of Munich and 10 km east of Lake Starnberg, a new residential complex with additional commercial spaces is currently under construction: the future “Loisach Quartier”. Plans for the southern section include construction of a new supermarket and 47 apartments along with a two-story underground garage, while the northern section includes an apartment building with 70 apartments and another underground garage.
Holger Riemensperger appointed as new member of the Board of Executive Directors
Geosynthetic manufacturer Naue and the Dutch company Prosé Geotechniek are announcing the joint venture Naue Prosé.
In the crisis year 2020, production in the mechanical and plant engineering sector fell by 12.1 percent in real terms, according to preliminary calculations. This was the worst result since the financial crisis of 2009.
Vössing Engineers have awarded Fugro a geotechnical and water consulting contract to support the route planning, permitting and installation of 106 km of underground power cables on Section 2 of Germany’s new Suedlink powerline.
Implenia, together with project partner Hochtief, has been awarded the contract to build the 2.2-kilometre-long Altona noise protection tunnel on the A7 motorway in Hamburg. The net contract is worth a total of around EUR 580 million. Implenia will take the commercial lead on the project, working as part of a joint venture in which Hochtief has the technical lead.
In April 2020, Thyssen Schachtbau GMBH received an order from RAG Aktiengesellschaft to convert the remaining nine mine drainage sites in the Ruhr area and one site in Saarland as part of the mine water concept for the future.
December fourth is the feast day of Saint Barbara. There is a vivid legend about this saint. Apparently, Saint Barbara was a maiden of great beauty whose father locked her in a tower to remove her from many ardent suitors who were not to his liking. He also wanted keep her from indulging in a habit of constantly helping the poor.
In Germany there is a great tradition in St. Barbara's Day.
Export figures for the mechanical engineering industry in Germany are further improving. The lowest point in machinery exports has been overcome. However, patience and efforts are still needed in business and politics before the pre-crisis level is reached.
Mining experts from TU Bergakademie Freiberg will be offering trilingual online seminars on responsible raw material mining and recultivation over the next two months. Interpreting is available in Russian, Ukrainian and German.
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Liberty Steel Group, part of sustainable industry leader GFG Alliance, has today announced that it has made a non-binding indicative offer (NBIO) as part of a Thyssenkrupp-led process to acquire the steel activities of Thyssenkrupp. Liberty Steel is a global steel and mining business with annual revenues of about US$ 15 bn/ € 13 bn and 30,000 employees in more than 200 locations on four continents.
The listed Schwabentorwehr in Freiburg was in disrepair and insurmountable for fish. With the help of bentonite mats, the fish now have a free run again.
Over the past 30 years, what is now the Bauer Umwelt business division of Bauer Resources GmbH has developed from a twoperson operation into a leading company for environmental technology with 177 employees. This successful trajectory began by tackling a challenge in specialist foundation engineering: how to handle contaminated areas on construction sites.
The specialist for civil engineering and mining machinery GHH has set its sights on the Australian continent. An experienced partner is supporting the German manufacturer.
With its loaders, dump trucks and utility vehicles for rock logistics above and below ground, GHH has long been represented on many continents. Now the manufacturer, which is part of the Schmidt Kranz Group, is making the leap to the red continent. "We want to shorten the distance to our customers in Australia," says Global Sales Manager Ken Stapylton. "Contact before, during and after the purchase is important to us - after all, we are happy to supply tailor-made solutions".
Strabag SE has been awarded two major railway construction contracts in eastern Germany from DB Netz AG. Strabag Rail GmbH, working in a consortium with Strabag AG, has been commissioned to upgrade the railway line between the Berlin/Brandenburg border and the Berlin outer ring for long-distance trains (Berlin–Dresden Railway / VP 5). The project also includes the connection of the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) to the long-distance network of Deutsche Bahn. The contract has a volume of around € 105 million. Construction will begin in August 2020, with completion of the main construction works scheduled for January 2025.
Strabag Rail will also be leading a consortium with Hentschke Bau GmbH to upgrade the section between Zeithain and Leckwitz on the Leipzig–Dresden railway line for long-distance train service (Project Zeithain / VDE 9). This contract has a volume of around € 87 million. The project is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2025 after about five years (61 months) of construction. Strabag Rail GmbH will carry out both orders with teams from its Business Unit East.
“We are very happy about the confidence placed in our railway construction expertise and are delighted to be playing a key role in the upgrade of Germany’s railway infrastructure with two large projects at once. These are important steps on the way to further increasing the competitiveness of rail travel as an environmentally friendly and fast means of transport,” explained Thomas Birtel, CEO of Strabag SE.
DB Netz AG is having the 16 km section in the south of Berlin from Berliner Südkreuz to Blankenfelde (Berlin–Dresden railway) upgraded to handle modern local, regional and long-distance trains, among other things to provide a high-speed ICE link from the centre of Berlin to the BER airport. This section of the Berlin–Dresden line is currently only open to S-Bahn commuter service and diesel freight trains. The contract (VP 5) awarded to the consortium consisting of Strabag Rail and Strabag Subdivision North-East includes the construction of the approximately three-kilometre long track section between the Berlin/Brandenburg border and the Berlin outer ring as well as the construction of the Mahlow Curve to link the BER airport to the Berlin–Dresden Railway. As part of the project, the STRABAG team will construct two mainline tracks including switches, overhead lines and safety technology, relocate the existing S-Bahn track and build noise protection walls, among other things. Four overpasses and a passenger tunnel will also be built to replace the existing level crossings, along with a new crossing structure for the grade-separated extension of the Mahlow Curve.
The approx. 10 km double-track section of rail between Zeithain and Leckwitz is being completely renovated and rebuilt as part of the ongoing upgrade of the Leipzig–Dresden railway line to a high-speed link. The Zeithain project (VDE 9) comprises not only the new construction of the track system including ground engineering works, drainage and underground cables, but also the complete renewal of the signalling and signal box technology, the installation of new overhead contact lines and the new construction or renovation of the Glaubitz and Nünchritz stops (platforms and park-and-ride facilities). The modification of four bridge structures along the line, the construction of new overpasses and culverts, and the erection of noise barriers with a total area of 30,000 m² also form part of the contract.