ILF involved in Koralm Pumped Storage Plant

In April 2015 ILF Consulting Engineers in association with AF-Consult were commissioned by Pumpspeicherkraftwerk Koralm GmbH to provide the engineering services for the Koralm pumped storage plant in Styria, Austria.
The project essentially consists of the plant components upper and lower reservoirs, headrace, penstock and tailrace, surge tank, cavern power house with access tunnel, tunnel system, power transmission line and switchyard. The plant capacity is about 940 MW and the head approx. 650 m. After its completion, the Koralm pumped storage plant will be the most powerful hydropower plant in Austria.
The tasks of the association of consulting engineers included a project review and a feasibility study. The next steps are the preparation of tender documents and construction design as well as the services to be provided for local site supervision.