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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …