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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 …

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 …

Improving drinking water and environmental protection in China

Adaptation to climate change, access to clean drinking water and sanitary facilities for over 100 villages in Pingjiang County: Our experts from Tractebel GKW are providing China with consulting advice on dealing with disaster risk on the Miluo River in Hunan. Time and again in the rainy season, the sewers in this river region threaten …

Sudan’s first wind turbine crosses the Sahara

The first wind turbine in Sudan will provide power to 14,000 people. It will also demonstrate the potential for sustainable energy generation in Africa’s third-largest nation. Tractebel is providing support for the tendering process and implementation. Nearly half the population of Sudan does not have access to energy. This is set to change. A new …

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 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 …

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 …

NUR-SULTAN, KAZAKHSTAN - July 30, 2019: Beautiful panoramic aerial drone view to Ishim River Embankment and Nursultan (Astana) city center with skyscrapers and modern pedestrian bridge

Tailor-made water solutions realised in Kazakhstan

A tailor-made integrated water master plan (IWMP), with modern management tools created by our experts to optimise development and operation of water resources, will go far to resolving the water-related issues of this special city. Since March 2019 to August 2021 our experts have focussed on Nur-Sultan for the Astana City Akimat (ACA) Utilities Department. …

Curbing the flow of pollution into the Ganges River

Water infrastructure rehabilitation in northern India’s Uttarakhand state will reduce the flow of wastewater into the Ganges River and improve sanitation for over 400,000 people. India’s 2,500 km-long Ganges River is of significant economic, environmental and cultural value. With a population of around 400 million, the river basin is the most populated in the world. It is …

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 …

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 …

Emissions-free electricity for Kenya

Our energy experts are overseeing the construction of a 40-MW solar power plant In Eldoret, Kenya’s fifth-largest city. Our Renewable Energy experts are supervising the construction of a photovoltaic (PV) plant to supply Kenya with more renewable energy. The PV power plant in Eldoret is expected to be connected to the grid in 2022 and …

Nepal’s largest hydropower plant enters into operation

Green energy in abundance: Adding 456 MW of commercial production from the Upper Tamakoshi hydropower plant to the national grid enables Nepal to generate an energy surplus during the wet season. Our experts took over the implementation planning and construction management.   The Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Project (UTKHEP) is a prestigious milestone in the energy …

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 …

Construction of South Asia’s longest water tunnel begins

The island nation of Sri Lanka aims to better manage its water resources. To that end, the Mahaweli Ministry of Irrigation has launched a major investment program for sustainable irrigation and drinking water supplied from the Mahaweli River Basin. Tractebel’s experts are providing detailed engineering design and construction supervision of a major irrigation tunnel in …