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The international presence of the engineering consultancy Tractebel

The Future is International

Successful companies are international. Think about the world’s most successful companies. How are they different from companies of the past, or from their modern competitors? Can a company be successful if their market is restricted? Can a company be successful if their resource pool and strategy are limited? Companies like Facebook, Google, and Apple, have …

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 …

Communication in sunset

Learning to listen

Today key expert at Lahmeyer, Luca Pizzimbone talks about one of his first missions for the company around the world alongside one of our senior engineers. This work experience in West Africa proved decisive for Luca on his career journey. Discover Luca’s story. The sun was shining and the warm air was more pleasant than the dark and cold winter days I just left behind in …

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 …