ILF travels around the world six times


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


ILF at the Pipeline Technology Conference 2017


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.

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ILF is working for the Monaco Gas Pipeline


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


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


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:


ILF reduces CO2 emissions with hydrogen-powered car


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


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)

Nam Ou Contract signing

50 years of ILF – welcome to our new website


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:

ILF signs contract for TAPI gas pipeline project


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


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


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


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


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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ILF Consulting Engineers at the Gas Infrastructure Europe


ILF will participate in the Gas Infrastructure Europe ai??i?? GIE Security Day on November 16th, 2016, in Brussels and will hold the presentation ai???Best practices and measures to protect energy infrastructureai???.

Michael Barth will present a holistic approach to secure Critical Infrastructure against various threats. He will talk about the development of a Security Master Plan ensuring all security requirements are considered throughout the system life cycle. It covers information / intelligence gathering, response planning, safe and secure design, and training, and integrates with existing risk and hazard management systems as well as recovery and business continuity plans. Operators are invited to implement / expand their Security Management Systems.
Mr. Barth will be pleased to receive your questions or feedback. Please let us know how we can help you tackle your challenges (
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ILF provides feasibility study for Pakistan Railways


Pakistan Railways commissioned ILF Consulting Engineers to carry out a feasibility study for the rehabilitation of the existing 234 km long broad gauge (1,676 mm) railway line from Shahdara to Chak Amru. The main project goal is to determine the existing conditions of the infrastructure and to identify improvements required to increase the travelling speed from currently 70ai??i??80 kmph up to 120 kmph.

The services comprise a condition survey of more than 435 bridges with non-destructive testing and a structural analysis of 5 selected representative bridges, stations and freight yards. Topographic surveys, geological studies and geotechnical investigations, hydrological studies, rehabilitation studies for all infrastructure components, including rail systems, power, signaling and telecom systems and infrastructure crossings will also be carried out.

ILF at HYDRO 2016 in Montreux


ILF Consulting Engineers will participate at ai???HYDRO 2016ai??? in Montreux, Switzerland from 10 to 12 October 2016. Reinhard Fritzer will present ai???Highlights of the initial project stages of the Koralm pumped-storage plant in Austriaai??? during session 13a: On-going pumped-storage projects in Europe.
He will be pleased to receive your questions or feedback. Please let us know how we can help you tackle your challenges (
For further information please go to the website

ILF at “HYDRO 2016” in Montreux

ILF involved in PDH propylene production plant in Police


ILF Consulting Engineers was contracted by PDH Polska (Grupa Azoty) to supervise the construction of the Grupa Azoty Police flagship investment scheme, which is the PDH propylene production plant in north-western Poland. A liquid chemicals terminal in Police harbour will be developed as part of this project.

The PDH propylene production plant is a highly complex technical installation with investment costs of at least 0.4 billion euros. Some 1,000 people will be working at the construction site at the culmination of the project realisation and about 200 people will be working at the plant after commissioning. The first ton of propylene will be produced in the second half of 2019.
ILFai??i??s scope of services includes review of FEED documentation, project management, construction supervision, procurement support, commissioning and start-up support.

ILF wins Austrian Export Prize 2016


Once a year, the Austrian Chamber of Commerce rewards outstanding achievements in the export sector.
On 1 June 2016 in the presence of high-ranking representatives from politics and business (including Dr. Reinhold Mitterlehner ai??i?? Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy, Sebastian Kurz ai??i?? Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs and Dr. Christoph Leitl ai??i?? President of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce), ILF Consulting Engineers received the Export Prize (gold award) in the category information and consulting for successfully developing the market in South East Asia.

From left to right Präs. Leitl, Robert Bodenstein, Matthias Beisler und Alexander Speckle (ILF), Minister Mitterlehner, WD Scherz; Picture: Aussenwirtschaft Austria

ILF is awarded a contract for a new sewage treatment plant in the United Arab Emirates


In June 2016, ILF Consulting Engineers signed a contract with one of the major developers of UAE, Nakheel.

The new sewage treatment plant for Dubaiai??i??s Deira Islands will be developed in two stages and is designed for a capacity of 20,000 mA?/d in the first phase (2017ai??i??2022) and 37,000 mA?/d in the second phase (2022ai??i??2042).

ILF will carry out Ownerai??i??s Engineering services for the construction of the new sewage treatment plant.

Gotthard Base Tunnel: The longest railway tunnel in the world enters into operation


After a construction period of some 17 years the 57 km long Gotthard Base Tunnel will open for partial commercial service. The tunnel was officially opened on 1 June 2016 with numerous personalities from Switzerland and abroad attending the ceremony. The completion of the imposing structure was celebrated for several days.

Responsibility for the longest railway tunnel in the world was handed over to SBB in late May. The coming months comprise the last commissioning phase which, together with partial commercial service (freight trains), will end when the timetable is changed in December 2016.
Since the start in 1995 (permit application phase), ILF Consulting Engineers has been entrusted with reviewing all the structural components relevant for serviceability and load-bearing capacity and has been participating in several working groups and expert teams under difficult conditions.
We would like to thank all involved parties for their work and congratulate them on this success!

Gotthard Base Tunnel: The longest railway tunnel in the world enters into operation
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