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  • Drainage Master Plan Altenburg, Germany Drainage Master Plan Altenburg, Germany

    Drainage Master Plan Altenburg, Germany

    The drainage master plan of the town of Altenburg is updated annually. This implies regularly performed updates such as the interpretation of TV inspection results using GIPS-OI and cost estimates for modernisation and rehabilitation measures. Additional updates are performed in case of new development measures and hydrodynamic sewer calculations for the connection of the affected areas to the sewer system.

    At 5- to 6-year intervals the master plan is updated in its entirety. This involves updating all data on the sewer network, population, areas and present industries. Based on these, network and pollution load calculations are performed for the actual and the target state.

    Fichtner services

    • Data collection and analysis
    • Inventory
    • Hydraulic investigations
    • Preliminary design
    • Detailed engineering design

    Technical data

    • Population: 34,000 plus other municipalities connected to the wastewater treatment plant and sewer system of Altenburg
    • Industrial and commercial polluters: 46,500 p.e.
    • Catchment area: 907 ha
    • Combined and separate sewer systems
    • Existing sewer network: 158.3 km, DN 100 – DN 3,000

    Client

    WABA Wasserversorgungs- und Abwasserentsorgungsbetrieb Altenburg
    (WABA water supply and sewage disposal plant Altenburg)
  • Extension of the Water Supply of the City of Kabul, Afghanistan Extension of the Water Supply of the City of Kabul, Afghanistan

    Extension of the Water Supply of the City of Kabul, Afghanistan

    Fichtner Water & Transportation handled the development of all components of the existing water supply system up to a rate of production that corresponds to the exploitation of all local water resources that were easy to develop (approx. 120,000 m³/d).

    The measures included the drilling and development of wells, restoration of existing wells, well collecting lines, transmission pipelines up to DN 800, restoration and construction of several pumping stations and concrete reservoirs, laying of several hundred kilometres of distribution network including private connections.

    Fichtner services

    • Topographic survey (during design/construction)
    • Subsoil investigation
    • Hydrogeological studies
    • Hydraulic investigations
    • Detailed engineering plan
    • Tender documents and assistance in contract award
    • Construction supervision
    • Final handing-over
    • Start-up operation
    • Training
    • Awareness building
    • Project management & controlling
    • Data base / Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    • Workshops
    • Public/community relations
    • Health education

    Technical data

    • 20 new wells with a delivery rate of 125-175 m³/h
    • Performance increase by 6.200 m³/h with high-lift pumps in 5 pumping stations
    • 63 km of trunks (0.9 km DN 800, 10.6 km DN 700, 15.3 km DN 600, 12.7 km DN 500, 26.3 km DN 400)
    • 925 km of distribution network
    • 23.000 m³ of additional reservoir capacity
    • Target water production: 44 million m³/year

    Client

    Afghan Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Corporation (AUWSSC), Kabul, Afghanistan
  • New Weir and Hydropower Plant at Rheinfelden, Germany New Weir and Hydropower Plant at Rheinfelden, Germany

    New Weir and Hydropower Plant at Rheinfelden, Germany

    The new run-of-the-river power station and the weir replace the hydropower plant in Rheinfelden on the Upper Rhine, which is over one hundred years old. The energy supplier Energiedienst AG charged an engineering association managed by Fichtner Water & Transportation with the design and project planning for the construction of the weir and the power house, the deepening of the Rhine, the dismantling of the old power house as well as for ecological compensation measures.

    Fichtner services

    • Civil engineering structures
    • Transportation facilities
    • Structural engineering
    • Construction supervision
    • Final handing-over, start-up operation
    • Co-ordinated planning of utility lines

    Technical data

    • 7 weir openings of 24.50 m each
    • Damming height: ca. 5 m
    • Design discharge: Q1000 = 5,400 m³/s
    • Length of the fish pass ca. 300 m
    • Total output power plant: 100 MW
    • 4 Kaplan bulb turbines
    • Volume of developed water: 1,500 m³/s
    • Average penstock: 8.5 m
    • Average yearly production: 600 GWh

    Client

    Energiedienst AG, Rheinfelden, Germany
  • Construction of the 5th lock at Brunsbüttel, Germany Construction of the 5th lock at Brunsbüttel, Germany

    Construction of the 5th lock at Brunsbüttel, Germany

    After a service life of over 90, it was necessary to overhaul the large lock at Brunsbüttel providing access to the Kiel Canal. The insular situation of the construction site is a particular challenge as well as the fact that the lock is a part of the first line of dikes so that the protection against offshore floods was of great importance.
    The size of the chamber was dimensioned in order to allow for large seagoing vessels to pass into the Baltic region. In special cases, the lock is navigable up to a width of approx. 44 m and an aft draught of up to 11 m. The flood-gates were designed so that it is possible to navigate over them.
    The task further included the adjustment of the outer harbour, the modification and extension of mole 2 and of the piers on the Elbe and the canal and the required ground storages.

    Fichtner services

    • Project and structural engineering (final design)
    • Geotechnical consultation
    • Structural engineering (detailed engineering design, official approval procedure, final design)
    • Solid construction upper beds, excavation pit upper beds inland, sheet pile wall including anchorage and pile mooring in the outer harbour, deep foundation and chamber superstructure
    • Project and structural engineering (baseline investigations, preliminary design, detailed engineering design and official approval procedure had been carried out by our employees in their former positions)

    Technical data

    • Chamber length about 360 m
    • Chamber width about 45 m
    • Aft draught up to 11 m
    • 1.6 million m³ of soil were moved during construction

    Client

    ARGE Neubau 5. Schleusenkammer Brunsbüttel, Brunsbüttel, Germany
  • Developing Waste Management Systems for Priority Areas in Peru Developing Waste Management Systems for Priority Areas in Peru

    Developing Waste Management Systems for Priority Areas in Peru

    The program comprised 31 subprojects and had the objective to improve the environmental quality in these areas through effective waste management. Fichtner Water & Transportation elaborated the corresponding studies and technical documents and supervised their implementation.
    The components included public waste containers and street cleaning, waste collection and transport, waste recycling, waste disposal, technical, administrative and financial waste management, promotion of best practices among the beneficiary population in the individual municipalities.

    Fichtner services

    • Baseline investigations
    • Economic/financial study
    • Socio-economic study
    • Tariff study
    • Transportation study
    • Topographic survey
    • Subsoil investigation
    • Geotechnical calculations
    • Geographic information system (GIS)
    • Environmental impact assessment
    • Site selection
    • Official approval procedures
    • Final design
    • Construction supervision
    • Public/community relations
    • Workshops

    Technical data

    • Project sites: Huamanga, San Juan Bautista, Andahuaylas, Chancay, Bagua, Oxapampa, Yauyos, Pozuzo
    • Beneficiary population: 507,000 (2014) and 684,000 (2024)
    • Amounts of treated waste: 400 t/day (2014) and 590 t/day (2024)
    • Number of planned sanitary landfills: 8 (2 equipped with heavy machinery for more than 40 t/day; 3 medium-sized landfills with lighter machinery for amounts between 16 and 40 t/day; 3 small manual sanitary landfills without machinery for less than 16 t/day)
    • Number of recycling plants: 7 plants for the separation of recyclable inorganic waste and 7 for the treatment of organic waste.

    Client

    Ministerio del Ambiente - U.E 003 Gestión Integral de la Calidad Ambiental, Lima, Peru
  • General Overhaul of the Weida Dam, Germany General Overhaul of the Weida Dam, Germany

    General Overhaul of the Weida Dam, Germany

    Since 1955, the Weida dam, together with the Zeulenroda dam, has ensured water supply, flood protection and minimum water flow in eastern Thuringia. For the design and supervision of its general overhaul in accordance with the principles of monument conservation, Fichtner Water & Transportation were charged to manage a joint venture. In addition to the general overhaul, the raw water pumping station at the foot of the dam had to be transformed into a hydroelectric power plant allowing the use of the dam’s hydropower potential. All structures had been built with slag sulphate cement which is absolutely incompatible with all construction materials based on Portland cement. This required the customised planning of materials procurement, standardisation/approval procedure and quality assurance.

    Fichtner services

    • Co-ordination of the topographic survey as-built
    • Examination of the state of construction
    • Study of the potential for hydropower use
    • Planning of all parts of the plant (service phase baseline investigations to service phase follow-up during warranty period
    • Sediment mapping and analysis
    • Co-ordination of the hydraulic model tests for the stilling basin of the bottom outlets and for the spillway
    • Planning and co-ordination of the procurement of customised construction materials, standardisation and approval in individual cases and quality assurance
    • Co-ordination of expert reports on ecology (fish stock, otters, amphibians and reptiles, registration of breeding birds, bats)
    • Preliminary environmental impact assessment
    • Landscape conservation plan

    Technical data

    • Maximum storage capacity 9.737 million m³; catchment area = 163 km²
    • 2 gravity dams with curved axes (main and side dam)
    • Crest length: 169 m (main dam/MD); 225 m (side dam/SD); height above valley bottom: 24.5 m (MD); 12.8 m (SD); crest width: 3.5 m (MD); 3.0 m (SD)
    • 2 bottom outlets DN 1,000
    • Dam category 1, seismic zone IV

    Client

    Thüringer Fernwasserversorgung, Erfurt, Germany
  • Master Plan for Water Recycling for the City of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Master Plan for Water Recycling for the City of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Master Plan for Water Recycling for the City of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    The Arriyadh development authority commissioned Fichtner Water & Transportation with the development of a master plan for the use of the rare resource “water”. For the design horizon of 25 years the effective and sustainable use of treated sewage effluent (TSE) was to be determined in particular. At the end of the examined period, the available quantity of treated sewage effluent will amount to 2 million m³/day, which is more than the former consumption of drinking water.

    Fichtner services

    • Baseline investigations
    • Economic/financial study
    • Socio-economic study
    • Subsoil investigation
    • Sampling and analysis
    • Hydrogeological studies
    • Hydraulic investigations
    • Master plan
    • Pre-feasibility study, preliminary design

    Technical data

    • Available quantity of TSE: 2 million m³/day until 2030
    • Present drinking water consumption: 1.4 million m³/day for 6.8 million inhabitants
    • Length of the main lines (Ø 1300 - 2500 mm): 185 km
    • Length of secondary lines (Ø 600 - 1000 mm): 203 km

    Client

    Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA), Riad, Saudi Arabien
  • Potable Water Treatment Plant “El Milagro” in Tumbes, Peru Potable Water Treatment Plant “El Milagro” in Tumbes, Peru

    Potable Water Treatment Plant “El Milagro” in Tumbes, Peru

    Fichtner Water & Transportation was charged with the planning of the optimisation and extension of unit 3 of the potable water treatment plant El Milagro. The construction was to be effected in the area where the primary settling tanks and the existing units 1 and 2 of the potable water treatment plant were located. Furthermore, a new intake on the river Tumbes with the corresponding pressure lines and considering the design discharge had to be planned.

    Fichtner services

    • Baseline investigations
    • Topographic survey
    • Preliminary design
    • Detailed engineering design
    • Final design
    • Tender documents

    Technical data

    • Potable water treatment plant
    • With a design capacity of 685 l/s

    Client

    Aguas de Tumbes, Tumbes, Peru
  • Groundwater Modelling within the Framework of the Raise of the Impounding Heads at the Weir Structure Bertoldsheim / Danube, Germany Groundwater Modelling within the Framework of the Raise of the Impounding Heads at the Weir Structure Bertoldsheim / Danube, Germany

    Groundwater Modelling within the Framework of the Raise of the Impounding Heads at the Weir Structure Bertoldsheim / Danube, Germany

    Uniper plans to raise the impounding heads at the weir structure Bertoldsheim on the Danube. Within the framework of the tender studies, the impact on the groundwater conditions in the proximity of the Danube – particularly for the area covered by buildings – were to be examined. For this purpose, a large-scale 2D groundwater model was prepared that could be calibrated steady-state or transient. The impact of the raise of the impounding heads was calculated in transient computer runs and represented in a transparent way for the approval procedure.
    A groundwater monitoring program for the future raise of the impounding heads was established based on the results of the forecast.

    Fichtner services

    • Hydraulic and hydrogeological data research
    • Hydrogeological computer modelling
    • Generation of a 2D FE groundwater model (program SPRING)
    • Steady-state and transient calibration
    • Transient forecast calculations
    • Report on official approval design
    • Public/community relations
    • Development of a monitoring and evaluation program

    Technical data

    • Consideration of approx. 290 groundwater measuring points and soil explorations
    • Model area145 km²
    • Finite element network with 57,000 nodes and 68.000 elements

    Client

    Uniper Kraftwerke GmbH (formerly E.ON Kraftwerke GmbH), Germany
  • Rehabilitation of the Kerosene Damage at the Former NATO Airfield Lahr, Germany Rehabilitation of the Kerosene Damage at the Former NATO Airfield Lahr, Germany

    Rehabilitation of the Kerosene Damage at the Former NATO Airfield Lahr, Germany

    Before planning the rehabilitation of the large-scale kerosene damage in the near-surface groundwater of the Upper Rhine Rift near Lahr, the area was explored by means of horizontal groundwater sampling (DirectPush), pumping tests and drillings. Rehabilitation was carried out by replacing the soil in the phase saturated zone and by subsequent biological in-situ rehabilitation of the overall rehabilitation area. The section where the buildings of the airfield fire brigade are located was enclosed with a sheet pile wall. The rehabilitation measures were carried out while the airfield was in operation.

    Fichtner services

    • Expert report
    • Topographic survey (during design/construction)
    • Sampling and analysis
    • Hydrogeological investigations
    • Ground water and toxic substances transport modelling
    • Design and control of the civil engineering structures
    • Control of the EU-wide tender procedure for the execution of the rehabilitation
    • Co-ordination of safety and health protection

    Technical data

    • Area polluted with kerosene 4.5 ha
    • 150 exploratory drillings, 85 ROST explorations (DirectPush)
    • Renaturisation infrastructure NATO airfield
    • Amount of excavated material approx. 90,000 m³
    • Active water treatment 25 m³/h; turnover in-situ rehabilitation 87 m³/h

    Client

    District Authority Ortenaukreis, Germany
  • Rehabilitation of the Coal Mine Complex in Mostar for the Reduction of CO2 Emissions by Coal Seam Fires, Bosnia and Herzegovina Rehabilitation of the Coal Mine Complex in Mostar for the Reduction of CO2 Emissions by Coal Seam Fires, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Rehabilitation of the Coal Mine Complex in Mostar for the Reduction of CO2 Emissions by Coal Seam Fires, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The area of the former coal mine complex Vihovici in Mostar required ecological remediation measures. In addition to sustainably prevent coal seam fires to reduce CO2 emissions, the steep cliffs of the former open pit had to be stabilised to prevent landslides. The measure aimed at sealing sensible land areas with vegetation soils to minimise the input of air oxygen into the underground and thus reduce the potential for self-ignition in the coal seams.

    Fichtner services

    • Baseline investigations
    • Geotechnical calculation
    • Final design studies
    • Tender documents and tender action
    • Tender evaluation and assistance in contract award
    • Co-ordination of construction supervision
    • Assessment of secondary mining damages
    • Follow-up during warranty period
    • Public/community relations

    Technical data

    • 450,000 m³ of earthmoving (90 % rock)
    • Blast operations to break the rock
    • Securing a cliff with a height of 40 m
    • Qualified integration of 40,000 m³ of topsoil for laminar sealing and injection greening
    • Approx. 5 ha of landscaping area
    • 3 investigation drillings to monitor the potential for self-ignition of the coal seams

    Client

    KfW, Frankfurt and the City of Mostar, BiH
  • Culvert "Wilde Weißeritz" at the Hydropower Plant Tharandt, Germany Culvert "Wilde Weißeritz" at the Hydropower Plant Tharandt, Germany

    Culvert "Wilde Weißeritz" at the Hydropower Plant Tharandt, Germany

    The raw water conduit DN 1,200 in the river bed of the “Wilde Weißeritz” of the hydropower plant Tharandt to the hydropower plant Coschütz had been visibly rinsed free and damaged in the upper area and therefore required immediate replacement.
    Since approximately 60 % of the drinking water supply of the city of Dresden depends on this conduit, there was an instant need for action. During the construction work, it had to be guaranteed that it was possible to supply the hydropower plant Coschütz with 5 000 m³/h of water within 48 hours and that the state road S 192 was always trafficable.

    Fichtner services

    • • Topographic survey
    • • Subsoil investigations
    • Civil engineering structures (preliminary design, detailed engineering design, official approval procedure, final design, ender documents and tender action, assistance in contract award, construction supervision, follow-up during warranty period)
    • Structural engineering (preliminary design, detailed engineering design, official approval procedure, final design, ender documents and tender action)
    • Construction supervision
    • Impact regulation – related landscape management plan
    • Assessment of impacts on flora, fauna and habitat
    • Special technical paper about the provisions on the protection of species
    • Ecological monitoring of construction

    Technical data

    • Cofferdam and culvert DN 1,200 for water drainage in the river bed
    • Bypass conduct DN 700 - DN 1,000 steel, 104 m long, incl. a pipe bridge over the mountain river with a length of 18 m, emergency structure with overflow DN 1,600 and two globe valves DN 600 for pressure reduction
    • 45 m of raw water conduct DN 1,200 steel in the Stahl in the trail of the existing conduct with open construction, installation in the river bed as culvert
    • Replacement of the existing moulded parts and fittings DN 1,200

    Client

    DREWAG Netz GmbH, Dresden, Germany
  • Wastewater Collection and Treatment - Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina Wastewater Collection and Treatment - Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Wastewater Collection and Treatment - Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The project’s target was to ensure the environmentally sound and hygienic collection and treatment of wastewater in the community of Bihac by upgrading the sewerage facilities and building a new wastewater treatment plant. The city of Bihac can thus achieve compliance with the provisions of the BiH Law of Environmental Protection and the EU Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive 91/271/EC.

    Fichtner services

    • Topographic survey
    • Subsoil investigation
    • Sampling and analysis
    • Baseline investigations
    • Preliminary design
    • Detailed engineering design
    • Tender documents and assistance in contract award
    • Construction supervision
    • Follow-up during warranty period
    • Coordinated planning of utility lines
    • Safety and health coordination
    • Final handing-over

    Technical data

    • Length of the sewerage network: 33 km
    • Population of Bihac: 62,000 inhabitants
    • Wastewater treatment plant capacity: 55,000 EW

    Client

    Community of Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Sewage Treatment Plant of Beni-Mellal, Morocco Sewage Treatment Plant of Beni-Mellal, Morocco

    Sewage Treatment Plant of Beni-Mellal, Morocco

    Fichtner Water & Transportation was commissioned with the technical assistance during the tendering of services as well as with the supervision of the construction of a sewage treatment plant for 140,000 inhabitants including pumping station and conduits in the agribusiness park of Beni-Mellal. The wastewater treatment included pre-treatment (screening plant, sand trap and grease separator), primary wastewater treatment in Imhoff tanks, secondary treatment via trickling filters and maturation ponds for the tertiary treatment. The sludge treatment was effected by sludge digestion in Imhoff tanks and sludge drying in drying beds.

    Fichtner services

    • Project appraisal
    • Tender documents and assistance in awarding contracts
    • Construction supervision
    • Safety and health coordination
    • Final handing-over
    • Start-up operation
    • Technical assistance

    Technical data

    • Sewage treatment plant for 140,000 population equivalents

    Client

    Régie Autonome Intercommunale de Distribution d'Eau & d'Électricité de Tadla (RADEET), Béni Mellal, Morokko
  • Waste Treatment Plants in Son La and Soc Trang, Vietnam Waste Treatment Plants in Son La and Soc Trang, Vietnam

    Waste Treatment Plants in Son La and Soc Trang, Vietnam

    Fichtner Water & Transportation was commissioned to review the building contracts financed with Norwegian and German development aid in Son La and Soc Trang and to assist with their implementation. In Son La, the construction of a waste composting plant, a waste landfill with access road, electricity supply and water supply was to be constructed. In addition, refuse collection trucks were to be procured.
    In Soc Trang, a landfill (160 t/d) and a waste treatment plant for 100 t of organic waste/day were erected.

    Fichtner services

    • Co-ordination of construction supervision
    • Follow-up during warranty period
    • Construction supervision
    • Final handing-over
    • Start-up operation

    Client

    Son La Urban Environment One Member Limited Company, Son La, Vietnam
    Soc Trang Public Works One Member Co. Ltd, Soc Trang, Vietnam
  • Technical Assistance and Supervision of Solid Waste Management Project in Konya, Turkey Technical Assistance and Supervision of Solid Waste Management Project in Konya, Turkey

    Technical Assistance and Supervision of Solid Waste Management Project in Konya, Turkey

    Turkey is making an effort to promote domestic environmental protection and in doing so to comply with the European Directives on waste. In this context, a modern sanitary landfill with pilot composting plant, a solid waste sorting plant as well as several transfer stations was constructed in the area of Konya. Parallel to the construction measures, extensive training programs were carried out to instruct the technical and administrative personnel of the public administration and the waste treatment plant in all aspects of waste management. Fichtner Water & Transportation were charged with the construction supervision and the execution of the training measures.

    Fichtner services

    • Economic/financial study
    • Tariff study
    • Tender documents and assistance in awarding contracts
    • Follow-up during warranty period
    • Construction supervision
    • Safety and health co-ordination
    • Final handing-over
    • Training
    • Technical assistance
    • Institutional strengthening
    • Operations planning
    • Awareness building

    Technical data

    • Landfill site: 172 ha
    • Total storage capacity of the landfill: 12.3 million m³
    • This contract covers lots 1 and 2 with a total capacity of 3.1 million m³, incl. leachate collection and treatment
    • Pilot composting plant: 5,000 t/y
    • Waste sorting plant: 5,000 t/y
    • Rehabilitation and closure of the remaining two sections of the existing dump site: ~ 150,000 m², incl. gas collection and leachate recirculation

    Client

    Konya Metropolitan Municipality - Department of Environment Protection and Control, Konya, Türkei
  • Combined Main Sewer in Torgau-West, Germany Combined Main Sewer in Torgau-West, Germany

    Combined Main Sewer in Torgau-West, Germany

    For the sewerage system Torgau-West the task consisted in updating the combined sewer system to the latest state of technology on the basis of the drainage master plan.
    The main project tasks included the construction of 3 sewers DN 2,200 with bottom relief, the replacement of the entire sewerage network in the area of the river "Schwarzer Graben" (first-order water body) as well as the direct delivery of wastewater from the separate sewer system to the sewage treatment plant Torgau by means of a wastewater pumping station including sewerage force main.

    Fichtner services

    • Data collection and analysis
    • Hydraulic investigations
    • Pressure surge calculation for the sewage force main
    • Civil engineering structures (baseline investigations, preliminary design, detailed engineering design, official approval procedure, final design, ender documents and tender action, assistance in contract award, construction supervision, follow-up during warranty period)
    • Structural engineering (baseline investigations, preliminary design, detailed engineering design, official approval procedure, final design, ender documents and tender action)
    • Construction supervision
    • Safety and health coordination
    • Start-up operation

    Technical data

    • Laying of 2,060 m of sewer pipes, egg-shaped profiles 700/1,050 - DN 2,200; (reinforced concrete with PE-HD coating)
    • Construction of a wastewater pumping station and 2,500 m of sewage force main PE-HD 250 x 22.7 mm
    • Crossing of railway tracks using the shield driving method with a jacking pipe DN 1,600
    • 3 combined sewage relief structures

    Client

    Zweckverband zur Trinkwasserversorgung und Abwasserbehandlung Torgau-Westelbien, Deutschland
    (Water Supply and Sanitation Association Torgau-Westelbien), Germany
  • Mobility Concept for the Urban District “Garden Campus Vaihingen”, Stuttgart, Germany Mobility Concept for the Urban District “Garden Campus Vaihingen”, Stuttgart, Germany

    Mobility Concept for the Urban District “Garden Campus Vaihingen”, Stuttgart, Germany

    The former IBM premises in Stuttgart-Vaihingen with the listed buildings by Egon Eiermann had been purchased by the GERCH Development GmbH. The area was to be developed within the concept labelled Garden Campus Vaihingen. When planning the future use for residential and business purposes, the mobility concept was an important aspect. By means of an innovative approach, it was intended to obtain a shift from traditional individual motor vehicle traffic to a new mobility (e-mobility), sharing options as well as innovative public transport features (e.g. cable car).

    Fichtner services

    • Transportation study
    • Transportation facilities, baseline investigations
    • Public/community relations

    Technical data

    • Size of the urban district: 19.5 ha

    Client

    GERCH Development GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Construction of the Tramway Line to Freiburg-Haslach, Germany Construction of the Tramway Line to Freiburg-Haslach, Germany

    Construction of the Tramway Line to Freiburg-Haslach, Germany

    In the course of the extension of the tramway system in Freiburg, the south-western districts of Haslach and Weingarten were connected to the existing network. About 21,000 inhabitants and 7,200 working places were thus additionally connected to the tramway system. In a joint venture, Fichtner Water & Transportation planned the new tramway line that was designed as double-track on a segregated track. The total length amounts to approx. 3.8 km. 7 new tramway stops were built along the new tramway line and 2 existing stops were extended.

    Fichtner services

    • Topographic survey (during design/construction)
    • Transportation facilities (preliminary design, detailed engineering design, official approval procedure, final design)
    • Co-ordinated planning of utility lines

    Technical data

    • New tramway line designed on a segregated track – total length 3.8 km
    • 7 new stops
    • 2 extended stops
    • 17 rebuilt junctions and intersections

    Client

    City of Freiburg and Freiburger Verkehrs AG, Germany
  • External Monitoring and Geotechnical Consultation for the Sludge Disposal Sites at Francop and Feldhofe in Hamburg, Germany External Monitoring and Geotechnical Consultation for the Sludge Disposal Sites at Francop and Feldhofe in Hamburg, Germany

    External Monitoring and Geotechnical Consultation for the Sludge Disposal Sites at Francop and Feldhofe in Hamburg, Germany

    In order to ensure the smooth operation of shipping traffic in the area of the Elbe and the port of Hamburg it is necessary to always have sufficient depth of water. For this purpose, the settling sludge has to be excavated permanently. The dredged sludge is then stored in one of the two sludge disposal sites at Francop and Feldhofe. A part of the dredged sludge is treated at the dredged material treatment plant METHA, dried and then deposited as dry material. For compliance with all requirements of environmental protection and to ensure the structural safety of the disposal site body, defined operational procedures have to be followed which will then be monitored by a third party. Within the framework of quality assurance, Fichtner Water & Transportation was charged with the external monitoring during construction

    Fichtner services

    • External monitoring earthwork
    • Geotechnical consultations
    • Testing the materials supplied by external sources (filter gravel, covering soils)
    • Interpretation of the results
    • Sampling for analysis and drilling supervision
    • Implementation of comprehensive soil mechanical laboratory tests at the in-house laboratory as well as on-site field trials
    • Geotechnical monitoring of the flushing fields Moorburg-Mitte, Moorburg-Ost, Ellerholz, Francop conduit and intermediate depot Finkenwerder Sand with sampling, classification and control tests at the in-house laboratories

    Technical data

    • Annual disposal volume approx. 600,000 t
    • Maximum height of disposal 38 m
    • Disposal areas: Francop 95 ha, Feldhofe 80 ha

    Client

    Hamburg Port Authority AöR, Hamburg, Germany
  • Urban Infrastructure in Elmshorn, Germany Urban Infrastructure in Elmshorn, Germany

    Urban Infrastructure in Elmshorn, Germany

    Within the master plan Krückau-Vormstegen for the inner city, the city council of Elmshorn planned to build new streets, supply and drain lines including storm drains and sewers and also a new pumping station. For these measures, Fichtner Water & Transportation dealt with the geotechnical tasks.

    Fichtner services

    • Tendering of drilling and sounding works, geotechnical reports
    • Subsoil assessment and foundation recommendations
    • Soil-mechanical laboratory program
    • Scanning and removal concept explosive ordnance
    • Tendering of investigations regarding explosive ordnance
    • Site supervision

    Technical data

    • Construction of about 400 m of inner city streets and canal routes (waste and rain water)
    • Construction of pumping station including outlet channel and structure a x b = 9 m x 32 m and basement embedded about 8 m
    • Deep scanning on behalf of unexploded ordnance investigations of about 15,000 m²

    Client

    City of Elmshorn, urban drainage, Germany
  • Cost Reduction Potentials in Offshore Wind Power in Germany Cost Reduction Potentials in Offshore Wind Power in Germany

    Cost Reduction Potentials in Offshore Wind Power in Germany

    The German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation, Berlin, in collaboration with the steering committee Offshore Windenergie of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) charged Fichtner Water & Transportation with a study to determine cost reduction potentials for offshore wind energy in a number of scenarios. This is a follow-up of the "Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Pathways Study" of the British Crown Estate and applies the specified results to the conditions in Germany to determine cost reduction potentials for German Offshore wind farms until the year 2023.

    Fichtner services

    • Technical evaluation of current and future offshore wind concepts of the offshore industry
    • Technical and economic evaluation of offshore wind farm components and concepts
    • Calculation of the energy production for different scenarios
    • Evaluation of current and future operation and maintenance concepts
    • Preparation of the study and strategy recommendation

    Client

    Foundation OFFSHORE WINDENERGIE, Berlin, Germany
  • Technical Support for the Offshore Wind Farm Hohe See, 100 km North of the Island of Borkum, Germany Technical Support for the Offshore Wind Farm Hohe See, 100 km North of the Island of Borkum, Germany

    Technical Support for the Offshore Wind Farm Hohe See, 100 km North of the Island of Borkum, Germany

    The offshore wind farm Hohe See is located in the North Sea about 100 km to the north of the island of Borkum. The total rated power of the wind farm amounts to 500 MW. In an area of about 42 km² with an average water depth of approx. 40 m, 80 wind turbines were installed on jackets. The design was reviewed. Within the framework of a multi-level award process, the client has been provided with design co-ordination, a design review, the assessment and detailed design of scour protection as well as with supplementary cost estimates for the foundation structures and transition pieces.

    Fichtner services

    • Design coordination
    • Design review
    • Cost estimate for foundation structures
    • Scour protection
    • Time scheduling of the permit process by the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH)

    Technical data

    • 80 wind turbines
    • Total output of the wind farm: 500 MW
    • Average water depth: about 40 m

    Client

    confidential
  • Tender Management for the ST³ Offshore sp.z.o.o. Wind Farm Race Bank in Stettin, Poland Tender Management for the ST³ Offshore sp.z.o.o. Wind Farm Race Bank in Stettin, Poland

    Tender Management for the ST³ Offshore sp.z.o.o. Wind Farm Race Bank in Stettin, Poland

    ST³ Offshore is a producer of foundation structures for offshore wind farms, who started the production of foundations in a new factory in Stettin, Poland. Fichtner Water & Transportation supported ST³ Offshore as tender manager for “transition pieces” as well as “jackets” and was responsible for the overall sales process.

    Fichtner services

    • Establishment, organisation and management of the tender department
    • Preparation of technical and commercial fabrication documents
    • Negotiations with clients and subcontractors
    • Project procurement
    • Claim management
    • Optimisation of logistic processes
    • Optimisation of manufacturing work-flows
    • Optimisation of controlling

    Client

    ST3 Offshore sp.z o.o. (früher Bilfinger Mars Offshore sp. z o.o), Stettin, Poland
  • Rehabilitation of the Bank Wall Lotsekanal in Hamburg, Germany Rehabilitation of the Bank Wall Lotsekanal in Hamburg, Germany

    Rehabilitation of the Bank Wall Lotsekanal in Hamburg, Germany

    The bank wall of the Harburg inner harbour had to be strengthened. The rehabilitation was effected by mounting an anchored sheet pile wall with reinforced concrete beams in front while taking into consideration the existing structures and culverts. The required pieces of equipment were replaced and reconstructed.

    Fichtner services

    • Structural engineering

    Technical data

    • Length of the bank wall: 125 m
    • Gap: 8 m
    • Number of culverts: 3

    lient

    The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, District office Harburg, Hamburg, Germany
  • Renovation of the Quay Wall of the Bahnhofskanal in Hamburg, Germany Renovation of the Quay Wall of the Bahnhofskanal in Hamburg, Germany

    Renovation of the Quay Wall of the Bahnhofskanal in Hamburg, Germany

    In the Hamburg city district of Harburg, the wasteland located on the eastern Bahnhofskanal, which is independent of tides, will be turned into a public recreation area. For this purpose, it was necessary to renovate the eastern quay wall on the side of the canal. The masonry of the existing heavy-weight wall founded on wood piles was renovated, parts of the wall were anchored with pin piles and the equipment was repaired (friction piles, ladders and barge moorings).

    Fichtner services

    • Baseline investigations
    • Detailed engineering design
    • Final design
    • Structural engineering
    • Tender documents and tender action
    • Geotechnical statements
    • Assistance in examination of anchors

    Technical data

    • Quay wall length: 350 m
    • Threaded injection piles ø 40 mm
    • Renovation of approx. 1,200 m² of masonry

    Client

    The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, District office Harburg, Hamburg, Germany
  • Development of the National Coal resources of Development of the National Coal resources of Mongolia Development of the National Coal resources of Development of the National Coal resources of Mongolia

    Development of the National Coal resources of Development of the National Coal resources of Mongolia

    The Mongolian Ministry of Mining charged Fichtner Water & Transportation with the technical and economical evaluation of the national coal resources and reserves as well as the development of the production. The objective of the project was to provide consulting as to a sustainable coal policy in the form of a report called "Responsible Coal Development Policy“. In addition, the transparency of the cash flows was to be improved in accordance with the initiative for transparency in the raw materials production sector (EITI).

    Fichtner services

    • Search and description of material deposits
    • Socio-economic study
    • Fortification of institutions
    • Consulting services for public private partnership projects

    Technical data

    • Yearly production of hard coal in 2012: 25 million t, 20 million t of which are metallurgical coal for export purposes
    • Yearly production of lignite in 2012: 7 million t
    • Projected overall coal production for the country in 2025: 94 million t

    Client

    Ministry of Mining, Ulan Bator, Mongolia
  • Reform of the Subsoil Law in Tajikistan Reform of the Subsoil Law in Tajikistan

    Reform of the Subsoil Law in Tajikistan

    The Republic of Tajikistan planned the reform of the subsoil law and the related regulations. Fichtner Water & Transportation supported the government of the Republic of Tajikistan in the reform of the subsoil law and the required restructuring of the responsible national and regional authorities.
    The reform’s objective was to establish an attractive investment climate for foreign investors in the mining sector in Tajikistan.

    Fichtner services

    • Baseline investigations
    • Economic/financial study
    • Socio-economic study
    • Comparison of subsoil laws and taxation in the mining sector in different countries
    • Restructuring consulting and business valuation
    • Policy advice

    Technical data

    • 4 ministries were involved
    • 2 technical authorities

    Client

    Committee of Invest, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
  • Resource Evaluation and Mine Feasibility Study for the Lignite Deposit Yayaköy, Turkey Resource Evaluation and Mine Feasibility Study for the Lignite Deposit Yayaköy, Turkey

    Resource Evaluation and Mine Feasibility Study for the Lignite Deposit Yayaköy, Turkey

    The task consisted in the verification and adjustment of an exploration of a lignite deposit that had already started. Fichtner Water & Transportation carried out a resource modelling, calculation and classification according to the internationally accepted Australian report standard JORC (Joint Ore Reserves Committee). The lignite deposit was modelled using of the Gemcom Surpac™ software.
    Based on this model, an underground mining concept for the deposit was developed within the framework of a feasibility study.

    Fichtner services

    • Baseline investigations
    • Preliminary planning
    • Control of exploration
    • Search of material deposits
    • Resource modelling and calculation
    • Concept for underground mining
    • JORC report on lignite resources and reserves

    Technical data

    • Dip of lignite resource: 25°
    • Combined open pit and underground mining
    • Capacity range of the planned thermal power plant near Çan: between 135 and 300 MWe

    Client

    ODAS Elektrik Üretim San. Tic. A.S., Turkey