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New power lines to optimize electricity distribution in Cameroon

Improving the daily life of residents, reducing use of fossil fuels, developing the economy: these are the main objectives of a project to build two new 225,000-volt power lines in Cameroon. Tractebel is owner’s engineer on this ambitious project. The first 100-km section of the transmission line, which joins the cities of Nkongsamba to Bafoussam …

Snowy 2.0: A pumped-storage plant of colossal proportions

The expansion phase of the 4,100-MW Snowy Mountain hydroelectric scheme is currently underway with the Snowy 2.0 project. Our hydropower experts are working through the numerous and highly complex detailed design and working design studies of this landmark pumped-storage power plant.The iconic Snowy Mountain hydroelectric and irrigation scheme, originally built from 1949 through 1974, is …

ENR 2021 rankings: Tractebel among Top 5 ranking in Power

Tractebel is once again among the top 5 in the annual ranking “Top International Design Firms – Power” by the American magazine Engineering News Record (ENR). The company was able to maintain 5th position in the overall Power sector. In all subsegments, including hydropower, wind and solar, Tractebel holds top 10 places. Tractebel is committed …

How will a secure CO2-neutral energy supply be achieved in the future?

The Smart Grid LAB Hessen project is investigating this question. As a project partner, our experts present the first findings. The energy transition calls for innovative solutions. Three important building blocks for its success are decentralization, digitization and decarbonization. However, the volatility of renewable energies and fluctuating consumption levels caused by consumers such as electric vehicles (EV) are pushing current power grids to their technical and thermal limits. Existing systems are therefore being upgraded. For a …

Power-to-X: Will Kenya switch to 100% green energy?

New prospects for Africa with innovative hydrogen technology: Can Kenya lead the region to a sustainable future with hydrogen and ammonia? Our experts are developing a Power-to-X action plan. Commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), our energy experts are once again actively involved in Africa’s green future: They are developing an action …

Green hydrogen energy from waste

The Rhine-Main region in the centre of Germany is looking for solutions to facilitate the energy transition. A Waste-to-Wheels study conducted by our experts shows that waste-to-energy plants can cost-effectively produce green hydrogen to decarbonise transport. As part of the HyExperts project MH2Regio, all, our team developed a strategy for a regional hydrogen infrastructure in …

HyNetherlands to produce e-methanol from green hydrogen and non-recyclable waste

One of Europe’s first large-scale renewable power-to-e-methanol value chains to generate clean energy while supporting a circular economy. Our hydrogen experts completed the site’s functional specifications and are supporting the tendering phase. HyNetherlands, located at Eemshaven in the Dutch province of Groningen, is slated to play a key role in Europe’s fight against climate change. …

World’s first offshore hydrogen storage concept developed by Tractebel and partners

Unique large-scale storage solution paves new way for offshore hydrogen production. Tractebel and partner companies have developed the world’s first offshore infrastructure and processing facilities concept for the storage of hydrogen in offshore caverns. The design study, unveiled by Tractebel Overdick GmbH’s offshore experts, outlines an innovative solution for large-scale hydrogen storage on the high …

Positive energy trend continues in Poland

Poland lays the foundations for a carbon-neutral future with the construction of another two onshore wind farms in the northwest of the country. Our experts analysed the projects and are supervising construction.  In February 2021, the Polish government adopted a new energy policy for the decarbonization of the energy sector, known as Poland’s Energy Policy until 2040 (PEP 2040). The policy focuses on increased production and use …

New 90-km transmission line connects rural Nepal to the national grid

The 132 kV Solu Corridor transmission line provides electricity to three remote districts in northeastern Nepal. Our experts from Tractebel in India provided project management consulting services for the transmission line and substation project. The 90-km long, 132 kV double-circuit Solu Corridor transmission line and 132/33/11 kV substation at Tingla in Nepal are now operational. …

Tractebel officially reaccredited to determine wind energy potential

Anyone investing in a wind power project wants assurance that it will pay off. Our experts are officially approved to forecast wind potential and energy yield at sites across the globe. Tractebel has been officially authorized to assess the potential of wind power sites according to international standards on a global scale. Prior to designating …

How can the Arab region decarbonize its energy system?

Tractebel is supporting the development of a hydrogen strategy and action plan for the League of Arab States to mitigate the effects of climate change. Our experts are analyzing the potential of hydrogen and its derivatives in the member countries of the League of Arab States. We are identifying the requisite framework conditions and developing …

Energy transition: Waste wood as a concept for coal phase-out

Reduce CO2 – burn waste wood instead of coal! Our concept study shows how the Bremen-Farge coal-fired power plant in northern Germany can switch to waste wood combustion as early as 2024. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is considered the main cause of climate change. Tractebel is therefore looking for solutions to reduce greenhouse gas. To that end, the coal-fired power …