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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 …

Tractebel reaches first level of EDGE certification in five countries

Our headquarters in five countries – Belgium, Brazil, Germany, India and France – have reached the first of three levels of EDGE certification, EDGE Assess, which demonstrates commitment to gender equity in the workplace. This level officially recognizes our commitment and will be followed by a concrete action plan.   As part of our Journey to Gender Parity and Inclusion, Tractebel is pursuing …

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 …

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 …

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. …

Modern locks for the world’s busiest artificial shipping lane

With the passage of 90 ships each day, the Kiel Canal in Germany is a key element of the trans-European transport network. Our experts are planning the modernization of the Kiel-Holtenau locks during ongoing operation. As the busiest artificial sea route in the world, the 98-km Kiel Canal plays an important role in freight traffic. …

Water for bountiful harvests: which projects get priority in Georgia?

In the agricultural regions of Georgia, irrigation is a main driver of economic development. Tractebel is investigating improvement measures in a preliminary study, using its in-house developed EVALS modelling software. Citrus fruit, grapes, nuts, potatoes, tea – Georgia is known for its bounty of agricultural products, but successful cultivation requires reliable irrigation. To improve water …

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. …

Nepal harnesses its renewable energy potential with Tractebel

Good for economic growth, good for the climate: Nepal backs low-CO2 hydropower as a source of energy. Middle Bhotekoshi is Nepalese hydropower plants currently under construction with the support of our experts. Hydropower is a sustainable renewable energy with low carbon emissions. Nepal is harnessing its potential to generate energy for households and the economy, …

Rehabilitating Georgia’s biggest hydropower plant

Energy boost in Georgia: Our experts are planning and supervising a wide variety of rehabilitation works at the Enguri hydropower plant, built in the 1970s. With a capacity of 1,300 MW, Enguri is the most important hydropower plant in the Georgian energy network. Located at the foot of the Caucasus Mountains, it generates about 4,000,000 …

Nepal’s economy grows with hydropower

The new hydropower plant in Nepal will help meet the region’s growing energy needs by providing electricity from renewable sources for domestic use and export. The Tractebel experts are overseeing the construction project as Owner’s Engineer. The Upper Trishuli 1 hydropower plant is being built on the Trishuli River in the Rasuwa region, an area …

New educational opportunities for children in Niger

An education support program aims to improve learning conditions for students in the Tahoua region of Niger. Our Tractebel GKW team is managing the project and the associated investment fund.   The government of the Republic of Niger launched the “Program for the Promotion of Education” (PPE) in 2018. It is financed by KfW Entwicklungsbank, and invests in the construction of …