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SuedLink 2.0 project recognized with awards

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Last year, the trans­mission system operators TenneT TSO GmbH and Trans­netBW GmbH awarded ILF Consulting Engineers and its partners with a contract for the permit appli­cation design of the north-south power lines across Germany that are to laid under­ground. At present, SuedLink is the largest infra­st­ructure project in Germany and is scheduled to enter into operation in 2025. As the competent approval authority, the Federal Network Agency (Bundes­netz­agentur) currently holds a number of scoping conferences.

The commu­ni­cation and parti­ci­pation process entails intensive dialogue with the general public. The project team consisting of clients and ILF with partners won the “SABRE Award” (London) in the “Community Relations” category and the “European Excel­lence Award in Public Affairs” (Brussels).

What is more, the online parti­ci­pation tool (Web-GIS) set up and managed by ILF won the “German Award for Online Commu­ni­cation” in the “Public Affairs” category.

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ILF is awarded a contract for Phase 2.2 of the NOxER 2 project

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On account of the age of the existing gas turbines and in response to the newly adopted Emission Control Act (EG‑K 2013) Trans Austria Gasleitung GmbH (TAG) decided to replace the respective compressor units step by step. The NOxER 2 project comprises the Baumgarten, Eggendorf, Grafendorf and Ruden compressor stations.

ILF Consulting Engineers Austria GmbH was already involved in the design during previous project phases. As a result of the long and good working relati­onship in the past, ILF has now been awarded a contract as a subcon­tractor of Saipem for the execution phase. ILF will render design services for procu­rement support and detailed design (civil, mecha­nical, electrical, instru­men­tation and automation engineering) and construction super­vision services for the Baumgarten, Eggendorf, Grafendorf, and Ruden compressor stations. For the Ruden station the services furthermore include basic engineering and authority engineering.

The ILF image film: eagerly awaited for, and now available

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Now that most of you have seen the film for the first time on the occasion of the various celebra­tions marking ILFai??i??s 50th anniversary, we are pleased to inform you that it is now available for download from the following link.

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Breakthrough at Belchen Rehabilitation Tunnel

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On June 21, 2017 the TBM breakthrough of the 3.2 km long Belchen rehabi­li­tation tunnel (Switz­erland) was celebrated after 16 months of excavation. The rehabi­li­tation tunnel will serve as a third tube in addition to the existing Belchen motorway tunnel on the N2 between the Härkingen motorway junction and the city of Basel.

ILF Consulting Engineers was commis­sioned to provide the design (tender design to detailed design) and site super­vision services for the tunnel.Following the completion of the rehabi­li­tation tunnel, the refur­bishment of the existing tunnel tubes is now scheduled to get underway. On June 22, 2017 ILF and its partners were awarded the design contract (conceptual study to permit appli­cation design).

Link to a short film on the breakthrough: https://youtu.be/Qj_GyEzrGms

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ILF at the huge Crankworx Innsbruck Mountain Bike Festival

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The huge Crankworx mountain bike festival will take place in and around Innsbruck from June 21 to June 25, 2017. On several specta­cular trails, the world’s best riders will battle for the presti­gious trophies of what is known as the world’s biggest mountain bike event.

ILF Consulting Engineers was respon­sible for the permit appli­cation design of all bike trails which was success­fully approved by the authorities.

You can see the result of ILF’s design services and of course watch the impressive compe­ti­tions at the Valley Station of the Mutte­reralmbahn cable car in the village of Mutters. Please find a little teaser by clicking the link below: http://www.muttereralmpark.at/webcams

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Breakthrough of Second Tube of Perjen Tunnel

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On 24.05.2017 a final blast marked the event to celebrate the top heading breakthrough of the second tube of the 3‑km-long Perjen Tunnel on the S16 Arlberg Expressway between Landeck and Zams (Austria). Only three weeks later, the breakthrough of the bench occurred on 14.06.2017.

As soon as the new second tube of the Perjen Tunnel will be completed in 2018, traffic will be trans­ferred from the existing tube to the new tube. Starting in 2019, the existing tunnel will be closed for rehabi­li­tation after 33 years in service and will be opened to traffic again at the end of the same year.

After rendering the overall design for the first tube, ILF has been awarded a contract by ASFINAG in February 2016, entrusting ILF with carrying out the geolo­gical documen­tation of the second tube.

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Water supply & wastewater in Kirgizstan

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ILF Consulting Engineers (together with partners) will be respon­sible for repairing and expanding water supply and waste­water disposal infra­st­ructure in Kara-Suu and Kyzyl-Kiya on behalf of the respective city adminis­tra­tions. On the one hand, the project is aimed at incre­asing the quality of life of the people living in the two Kirgiz cities and, on the other hand, at streng­t­hening the cities’ water supply and waste­water disposal companies.

The contracts are financed by the European Bank for Recon­struction and Develo­pment (EBRD) and include design services, prepa­ration of tender documents, support during procu­rement proce­dures, management of contracts incl. site super­vision and insti­tu­tional strengthening.

ILF travels around the world six times

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Environ­mental protection plays an important role at ILF – not only when planning and imple­menting projects in areas such as renewable energy – but also in everyday life. Hence, ILF puts a strong focus on choosing public transport when going on business trips.

René Zumtobel (Austrian Federal Railways, ÖBB, Regional Manager respon­sible for passenger traffic in the Tyrol) handed over an environ­mental certi­ficate to Bruno Mattle (Managing Director ILF-AUT) in May 2017. He thanked Mr. Mattle that ILF employees had made such intensive use of  rail transport in 2016: “I want to thank ILF Consulting Engineers for supporting public transport in such a way.” ILF employees travelled by rail over a total length of 230,000 km – this is equivalent to six times the length of the equator. By doing so, ILF employees saved 37 tons of CO2. The Green Points that ILF collected help to support the ÖBB project “Wir pflanzen uns einen Wald“ (Let’s plant a forest).

Legend f.l.t.r.: B. Mattle (Managing Director ILF), R. Zumtobel (Austrian Federal Railways, ÖBB, Regional Manager respon­sible for passenger traffic in the Tyrol), © ÖBB_Rieder

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ILF at the Pipeline Technology Conference 2017

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ILF Consulting Engineers will take part in the ai???12th Pipeline Technology Confe­renceai??? held in Berlin from 2 to 4 May, 2017.

Our experts will present our technical expertise in leak detection (Maria Pimentel) and banka­bility of large scale pipeline studies (Dr. Stefan BA?rkle) and will chair the ai???Automationai??? session (Tobias Walk).
You are most welcome to visit us at stand 40 in exhibition hall 1 (Estrel Convention Center, Berlin, Germany) to learn about our compe­tence and experience in the field of pipeline engineering. We are looking forward to your visit and to interesting questions and discussions.

For further infor­mation, please visit the website at http://www.pipeline-conference.com

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ILF is working for the Monaco Gas Pipeline

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The German gas grid operator bayernets GmbH starts with the realiz­ation of an 86.5 km long high-pressure gas pipeline including its associated facilities. The pipeline with a maximum nominal width of DN 1200 and a nominal pressure of MOP 100 will be routed from Burghausen to Finsing (MONACO project) to expand the companyai??i??s supra-regional gas trans­mission network.

Bayernets GmbH has awarded ILF Consulting Engineers with a contract to perform technical and ecolo­gical super­vision services, claim management, safety and health coordi­nation services and super­vision of commissioning.

ILF at the Interalpin 2017

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ILF will take part in the „Inter­na­tional Trade Fair for Alpine Techno­logies” (Interalpin) held in Innsbruck from April 26 to 28, 2017.

You are most welcome to visit us at stand A04 in exhibition hall A (hall 1, Innsbruck Exhibition Centre – Austria) to learn about our compe­tence and experience. Come and discuss with us how we can support your projects in the field of ski resort planning, village planning and snow making systems. We are looking forward to your visit and to interesting questions and discussions.
For further infor­mation, please visit the website at http://www.interalpin.at/.

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Start-up contest and event for the construction and real estate industry

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The world is changing, but does it also change me? This is a question the players in the construction and real estate industry may have been asking themselves for too long. Among the countless changes that once took decades and now happen in only a few years, digitiz­ation is presumably one of the biggest and thus one of the most challenging changes of our time. When comparing the construction and real estate industry with other sectors such as financial services, retail and/or wholesale, there is still room for further gains as regards digitization.

In addition to numerous internal innovation processes in the context of digitiz­ation that are currently underway, ILF, jointly with other renowned companies, actively shapes the drive towards digitiz­ation in the engineering sector.

Together with its coope­ration partners ATP Planungs- und Betei­li­gungs AG, Bundes­im­mo­bi­li­en­ge­sell­schaft m.b.H., ENGIE Austria GmbH, Kommu­nal­kredit Austria AG, PORR AG, Siemens AG Öster­reich, AIS Energy Advisors AG and Wien Energie GmbH, ILF is pursuing and sponsoring the develo­pment and imple­men­tation of a start-up contest and event for the construction and real estate industry.

The coope­ration is founded on the common under­standing of the partners that the rapidly advancing digitiz­ation seen in many sectors and business processes will also bring about compre­hensive change in the construction and real estate industry.

The develo­pment of a “digital twin”, that is the digital repre­sen­tation of struc­tures across all life cycle phases (develo­pment, planning and design, construction and operation), will play a decisive role in this process.

Besides the impulse of the initiative that aims at advancing digitiz­ation in the construction and real estate industry, the project enables ILF to tap into the digital know-how of start-ups and to push ahead in the world of digitization.

For more infor­mation about the contest, please visit: http://www.ig-lebenszyklus.at/digital-building-solutions/

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ILF reduces CO2 emissions with hydrogen-powered car

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A few days ago, ILF purchased a hydrogen-powered car from Hyundai Austria on the occasion of the official opening of the Green Energy Center in Innsbruck, Austria. The hydrogen that is available at service stations is converted into electric energy by means of a fuel cell without generating any CO2 emissions. The electrical energy is buffered in an accumu­lator and practi­cally powers the car noiselessly.

With this move, ILF is taking active measures to reduce CO2 emissions and is committing itself to sustainable mobility. Additio­nally, practical experience will be gathered with a promising technology.

Legend f.l.t.r.: Komm. Rat Michael Heilmann (Direktor Fleet Hyundai), Franz HAi??rl (Obmann Tiroler Wirtschaftsbund), MMag. Peter-Patrick Baumgartner (Regional Director, ILF Group), Dipl-Ing. Klaus LAi??sser (CEO ILF Group ), und Dr. Ernst Fleisch­hacker (CEO fen-systems)

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Monitoring of hydropower projects in Laos

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ILF Consulting Engineers signed a contract with the Department of Energy Business (DEB) from the Ministry of Energy and Mines of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

ILF will monitor the construction works of Nam Ou 1, Nam Ou 3, Nam Ou 4 and Nam Ou 7 hydro­power plants in Laos with a total installed capacity of 732 MW. Nam Ou is with its 448 km one of the most important tribu­taries of the Mekong River and flows from Phongsaly Province to Luang Prabang Province. The Nam Ou Hydroelectric Projects are being developed by the Sinohydro Corpo­ration and the Government of Laos.

Legend f.l.t.r.: Mr. Daophet (DEB), A. KLUMP (ILF), Dr. M. BEISLER (ILF), S. KEOVICHIT (DEB), Dr. A. VONGSAY (DEB), R. REZAEEHA (ILF), Dr. S. PHRAKONKHAM (AA), Prof. Dr. H. KLAPPERICH (TU Freiberg)

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50 years of ILF – welcome to our new website

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In 2017, ILF Consulting Engineers celebrates its 50th anniversary. Although it may not always be obvious, the services provided by ILF have a signi­ficant impact on the quality of people’s lives. Whether it is the supply of drinking water or electrical energy, the provision of transport and other infra­st­ructure systems or the supply of oil and gas – ILF’s project managers and engineers take care of all of this – and a lot more. ILF is passionate about contri­buting to a better quality of life around the globe and has been pursuing this philo­sophy for more than 50 years.

ILF would like to thank all clients, partners and of course also its employees for placing their trust in our company. Throughout the year, ILF will keep you informed about the latest news and develo­p­ments. A first step is our new website. We are delighted to welcome you to: www.ilf.com

ILF signs contract for TAPI gas pipeline project

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ILF Consulting Engineers signed a contract with TAPI Pipeline Company Limited to develop Front End Engineering and Design and to provide project management and technical super­vision services for the Afghanistanai??i??Pakistan section of the Turkmenistanai??i??Afghanistanai??i??Pakistanai??i??India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline.

TAPI aims to export up to 33 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year from the Galkynysh field in Turkme­nistan through the 1,814 km long pipeline.

The Afghanistanai??i??Pakistan section has a length of 1,600 km and includes several compressor and metering stations.

ILF is awarded a contract for the operation and safety equipment of five additional tunnels on the A44 motorway, Germany

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The A44 motorway, a few sections of which are still to be completed, links the German-Belgian border with the city of Kassel. The design works for the extension to Herle­shausen are currently underway. Having been entrusted with the design of the Hirsch­hagen Tunnel by Hessen Mobil in 2015, ILF has now also been commis­sioned by Deutsche Einheit FernstraAY­en­pla­nungs- und ‑bau GmbH (DEGES) to design five additional tunnels (Boyneburg, Holstein, Bubenrad, Dachsloch and Alberberg). DEGES is respon­sible for the design and construction of the AS Waldkappel/Wommener Dreieck section of the A44 motorway on behalf of the federal government/the state of Hesse.

The operation and safety equipment for all five tunnels will be designed in compliance with the current provi­sions of the RABT (German guide­lines for equipping and operating road tunnels). The Boyneburg and the Holstein Tunnels, with a length of 1.7 km each, will be equipped with a longi­tu­dinal venti­lation system. All five tunnels comprise two tubes to accom­modate one-way traffic.

ILF works for CERN

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ILF Consulting Engineers was awarded a contract for the prepa­ration of a cost and schedule study for the reali­sation of a large particle accele­rator (Future Circular Collider, (FCC)) by the European Organi­sation for Nuclear Research (CERN).
The FCC will be an approx. 100 km long circular tunnel system with numerous access shafts from above ground, caverns and cross passages. The particle accele­rator shall make hadrons (e.g. protons) collide at an energy of 100 TeV (tera-electron volt), for CERN to find new particles created in this process.

ILF to provide design services for Mittlerer Ring Road in Munich

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The engineering association SchlA?ssler-Plan and ILF Consulting Engineers was awarded a contract by the city of Munich for the civil and struc­tural engineering works as part of the moder­ni­sation of the Mittlerer Ring road (B2R) ai??i?? Lands­huter Allee (LAT) section, from the northern ramp of DonnersbergerbrA?cke to the northern Dachauer StraAYe. Lands­huter Allee is one of the busiest roads in Europe (ADT > 100,000 vehicles)

The project comprises the new construction of an approx. 1.5 km long road tunnel. Besides demoli­shing and modifying the existing engineering struc­tures, it will be necessary to relocate and demolish the existing combined sewers with diameters of more than 3.0 m as well as the connection sewers incl. the necessary sewers in the new section. To maintain traffic throughout the construction period, a temporary traffic routing is needed at Lands­huter Allee and a final traffic routing above ground as well as in the new road tunnel.

ILF Consulting Engineers participates in Captive Power Solutions Workshop in Lagos

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ILF Consulting Engineers will attend the Captive Power Solutions Workshop in Lagos (Nigeria) on 17 November 2016, with Vincent Owakah being one of the moderators guiding through the event.
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