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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 …

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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 …

Inaugurating the future of energy storage

A brass band is belting out folkloristic Bavarian tunes. Local politicians are all around. Families are sitting on foldable yet robust picnic benches enjoying the hearty local cuisine. Franz Josef Pschierer, the Bavarian minister for energy and economy, is holding a speech. Today, I attend the inauguration of the battery energy storage system (BESS) in …

Irrigated fields at the Mahaweli River

Building on 2000 years of irrigation in Sri Lanka

In the last month, I attended two ground-breaking ceremonies where the President of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, launched the construction of two major irrigation projects (the Kaluganga-Moragahakanda Transfer Canal and the North West Province Canal Project). In his remarks in front of crowds of 20,000 people, he said the implementation of the Moragahakanda-Kaluganga Irrigation Development …

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 …

Virtual Design BIM

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 …

Really smart internships

Looking for an internship in the energy and engineering sectors? Especially in the ‘smart’ energy of the future? Want to really learn and challenge yourself, not just do admin? Then, let me tell you about my ‘smart’ internship experience at Lahmeyer International. Making grids smart Since my internship began in 2018, I’ve been working in …

Reservoir of the Bumbuna hydroelectric dam

Would you like to meet the President?

The Bumbuna hydroelectric dam delivers more than two thirds of Sierra Leone’s electricity. When phase II is complete with Lahmeyer’s expertise, electricity generation will quadruple. No wonder the country’s President met with Project Manager, Jens Mödinger, and the rest of the Lahmeyer International team. “We will meet the President today”. When our local project coordinator …

The hydroelectric dam of Roseires

Rehabilitating and Uprating the Roseires Hydropower Plant: A Visit to Sudan

The “New Roseires” hydropower plant in Sudan will in the future provide to the country an important expansion in power generation capacity, enough for supplying electricity to thousands of additional homes, as well as public infrastructure (e.g. hospitals). This will significantly increase the quality of living of the Sudanese population. Electrical Engineer Julio Hildebrand is part …