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What does Digitalisation really do for Hydropower? Questioning in a Pandemic

There is a popular meme going around that neatly captures the tipping point of digital. It asks who is leading your digital transformation. The first two options are CEO and CTO, chief digital officer. Below that, highlighted with a bright red circle, is COVID-19. How would we answer this question at Tractebel? There’s no question that …

Wind blowing towards hydrogen

How are we going to deliver the zero-carbon energy transition that our world needs? Green hydrogen and offshore wind energy will be key elements. At Tractebel, we are engineering solutions that combine offshore wind farms with hydrogen technology – delivering a major breakthrough to fuel your zero-carbon transition. Blowing towards a hybrid Tractebel is known …

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Want to work smarter on projects? Try BIM

Want to work smarter on projects? Try BIM At Tractebel, all our energy projects are complex, containing and generating a huge amount of data. It is a major challenge to keep teams and stakeholders up to date with the latest information. Timely evaluation of information to improve project decision-making and results is crucial. BIM is …

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A worthy Journey for Smart Grids

Are Smart Grids a “smart” solution to solve Bangladesh’s energy demand surge? That’s the question power systems engineer, Luca Pizzimbone, is answering in a first-of-its-kind feasibility study financed by the German Development Bank. In this post, Luca shares about his Bangladeshi experience in Khulna – far from our headquarters in Bad Vilbel. Read more about the …

Engineering for Climate Change in the City of Lights

What is more enriching than holiday? A professional stay abroad! Tractebel’s Young Professionals Programme (YPP) really does open an incredible world of opportunity for engineers like me: fresh out of university and ready to put my talent to work. One week after my return from Uganda on a major hydroelectric project I blogged about earlier, …

White Water Rafting Uganda

A World of Opportunity for young Engineers

As a Colombian studying water resources and engineering management at the University of Stuttgart, I was thrilled to learn about Tractebel’s Young Professionals Programme (YPP). It seemed perfectly designed for someone like me transitioning from university to working life. The mentorship I would receive from world-class engineers and the opportunities to work on projects abroad …

People on boat in Khulna - Bangladesh

Are Smart Grids “smart” for Bangladesh?

Are Smart Grids “smart” for Bangladesh? Bangladesh is both an inspiring example of human development and a daunting challenge for engineers. Its extraordinary progress in reducing poverty has fuelled a surge in demand for energy. But without the necessary infrastructure, access to reliable and affordable power remains a major barrier to Bangladesh’s ambition. Are Smart …

Is Hydrogen the solution?

‘Hydrogen is the renewable energy of the future’, one of my colleagues likes to say. I agree. It has incredible potential to overcome the many challenges that countries like Germany with a growing share of variable renewable energy are experiencing. Let me give you my impression on the future role of hydrogen. Unlocking the potential of …