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Electrifying Georgia

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In September 2018, the Austrian Georgian Development LLC commissioned ILF Consulting Engineers to carry out the construction supervision services for the Lakhami 1 and Lakhami 2 hydropower plants.

The project comprises the hydropower development of the Lakhami River, which has its source at over 3,000 m a.s.l. and originates from the eastern slope of the Kodori Ridge, before it enters the Nenskra River. The Lakhami Upper and Lower hydropower plants are planned on the Lakhami River, north of the Town of Khaisi, in the Svaneti Region in Georgia, at the foot of the Greater Caucasus mountain range.

The Lakhami 1 hydropower plant will have a design capacity of 6.4 MW and the Lakhami 2 hydropower plant a design capacity of 9.5 MW. They will be implemented as a cascade. Both plants are designed as diversion hydropower schemes with buried pipe waterways.

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ILF works on one of the world’s largest water transmission system

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In September 2018 ILF Consulting Engineers was awarded the contract for the detailed design services for the Jubail-Riyadh Water Transmission System.

The 412 km long twin pipeline, with two 88” pipes, will be one of the largest water transmission systems worldwide, and will transport 1.2 million m³ of potable water per day. The project includes one pumping station in Jubail, two intermediate pumping stations along the route, and two tank farms each with a storage capacity of 1.2 million m³.

For the implementation of the project, the Owner SWCC chose the EPC Contractors LIMAK (station construction) and RTCC (pipeline construction). Both contractors have commissioned ILF for the design works. ILF’s scope covers design services for all disciplines including site support during commissioning.

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Another highlight for ILF at the Gotthard Road Tunnel

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Just recently, ILF Consulting Engineers was awarded a contract for the design of the second tunnel tube of the Gotthard road tunnel in a consortium with three other engineering firms.

Having a length of 17 km, the Gotthard road tunnel is the fourth longest road tunnel in the world and the longest road tunnel in the Alps. In addition to several cross connections to the existing tunnel and underground ventilation stations, the project also comprises two 5-km-long access tunnels and associated external facilities.

The design will start in November with the preparation of the detailed design. This will be followed by the preparation of tender documents and the challenging construction design through to commissioning. ILF is looking forward to applying its wide-ranging experience from the Gotthard Base Tunnel project and other road tunnels to this project.

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ILF wins contract for Deutsche Bahn pilot project

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In late October 2018 ILF Consulting Engineers won a contract, in an engineering consortium with three other German engineering offices, for the general design works incorporating the renewal and rehabilitation of the approx. 56 km long railway line from Flieden to Gemünden (Hesse/Bavaria) of DB Netz AG.

The project is considered a pilot project as essential parts of the renewal and rehabilitation of the line that was put into operation in 1868 have to be carried out in the course of a complete closure of the route section and within a period of one year.

The key element of the measure is the complete renewal of five tunnel structures on this route, with ILF being responsible for a significant part of the tunnel design services.

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ILF at the 23rd International Conference “Oil and Gas of Turkmeni

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ILF Consulting Engineers is pleased to announce its participation, as an official sponsor, in the 23rd International Conference “Oil and Gas of Turkmenistan 2018” (OGT) taking place in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, from November 20 to November 21, 2018.

As part of this year’s conference, our experts will present their technical expertise in the field of associated gas usage, during session 1 on day 2 (Mr. Michael Napel), as well as their expertise in pipelines and project management, during the discussion session on the TAPI pipeline project on day 2 (Dr. Stefan Buerkle).

Feel free to visit us or schedule a meeting to learn about our competencies and experience with oil and gas projects. Let us know how we can help you tackle your challenges (info.muc@ilf.com)!

For further information on the conference, please visit the website at http://ogt-tm.org/.

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ILF donates to Laos Flood Victims

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Following the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam collapse in the Attapeu province in southern Laos, on 23 July, 2018, a tidal wave of mud and water not only destroyed many villages and fields, but also took 66 lives.
Some 100 people are still missing and around 6,500 people have lost their homes.

Since ILF has been involved in the successful implementation of hydropower plants in the country for around three years, the company has made a donation of 5,000 USD to the flood victims to aid them in the restoration of their livelihoods.

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ILF at the 9th Arab-German Energy Forum

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ILF Consulting Engineers is pleased to announce its participation, as an official sponsor, in the “9th Arab-German Energy Forum”, taking place in Cairo from October 24 to October 25, 2018.

As part of the Oil & Gas Panel 4 at this year’s congress, our experts will present their technical expertise in project organization, during the presentation “Oil & Gas – Cooperation Perspectives and Egypt’s Transformation into a Regional Hub for Trading” (Joel Toé).

Feel free to visit us or to schedule a meeting to learn about our competencies and experience with oil and gas projects.

Let us know how we can help you tackle your challenges (info.muc@ilf.com)!

For further information, please visit the website at https://energy.ghorfa.de.

First Francis turbine in a crude oil pipeline put into operation

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On September 21, 2018 the Transalpine Oil Pipeline (TAL) officially put the world’s first recovery station that uses a Francis turbine into operation.

The Taimeralm energy recovery station is located in the municipality of Mittersill (Salzburg) at an altitude of around 1,335 m above the sea. The Transalpine Pipeline carries crude oil from Trieste to Ingolstadt via the Alps. This innovative and worldwide unique station allows the potential energy in the gradient north of the Felbertauern tunnel to be used for the first time to recover energy in an environmentally friendly manner. The energy is recovered by means of a Francis turbine with a directly coupled synchronous generator. The electricity produced is fed into the grid.

The bottleneck capacity of the Taimeralm energy recovery station amounts to 2,500 kW. An annual power generation of approx. 11.5 GWh is achieved. This corresponds to around 12 % of the annual energy demand of TAL Austria or the average annual energy demand of 3,000 households. The difference in altitude between the high point at Felbertauern and the station is 237 metres.

ILF Consulting Engineers has been a partner of TAL in this project since 2006 and was responsible for the following services: feasibility studies (2006 and 2009), conceptual design and site definition, permit application design, tender design incl. award of contract, site supervision, support during commissioning and management of authority notifications.

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ILF at the International Pipeline Conference (IPC) 2018

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ILF Consulting Engineers is pleased to announce its participation in the “International Pipeline Conference (IPC)”, taking place in Calgary from September 24 to September 28, 2018.

We look forward to many inspiring conversations with visitors at booth 726, where we will be exhibiting our competences and experience in the field of Midstream, or as part of scheduled meetings (Hyatt Regency, TELUS Conference Center, Calgary, AB, Canada). Let us know how we can help you tackle your challenges (info.muc@ilf.com; info.canda@ilf.com)!

More information can be found here: https://www.asme.org/events/ipc

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ILF as Session Sponsor for Gastech 2018 in Barcelona

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ILF Consulting Engineers announces its participation in the Gastech 2018 Conference held in Barcelona from September 17 to September 20 as a Session Sponsor. Dr. Stefan Buerkle and Mr. Bernhard Puerzer will represent ILF and host the session ‘Small Scale LNG / LNG Powered Vehicles’.

We will be most happy to meet you at Gastech to receive your questions and help you tackle your challenges. To arrange a meeting upfront, contact us at info.muc@ilf.com.

For further information, please visit the official Gastech website: http://www.gastechevent.com/

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ILF Switzerland in its own digital guise

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As of now, ILF Switzerland is presenting itself on its own website. The new page is integrated into the main page, but differs in local contacts, job offers and references and links to an adapted company and service description.

ILF Switzerland is looking forward to your visit to “switzerland.ilf.com“. Alternatively, you can also open the page by clicking on Country Sites at www.ilf.com.

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ILF at the 26th ICOLD World Congress

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ILF Consulting Engineers will be represented at the 26th ICOLD World Congress, organized by the Austrian National Committee on Large Dams (ATCOLD), in the Austria Center Vienna from July 2 to July 5, 2018. ICOLD is the world-wide dam commission, comprising more than ninety national committees across the globe, including ATCOLD. ILF supports the ICOLD World Congress as a Bronze Sponsor.

On July 4, 2018 at 17:50, Dr. Christian Auel will be presenting on the “Rehabilitation of the Mud Mountain Bypass Tunnel Invert” during the session “Q100 – Reservoir Sedimentation and Sustainable Development”.

We look forward to greeting you at our stand, number 45. For questions prior to the event, please contact kathrin.klingler@ilf.com. For further information, please visit the website at https://www.icoldaustria2018.com/home/

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ILF provides expertise for hydropower for South Korea

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ILF Consulting Engineers was assigned a contract to support a research project regarding operation and maintenance of pumped storage power plants by the Sejong University in Seoul in the Republic of Korea. The project is supported by KHNP (Korea Hydro Nuclear Power Company), owner and operator of all existing pumped storage power plants in the Republic of Korea.

The main purpose of the project is to establish replacement and repair frequencies of principal equipment and components in pumped storage power plants in the Republic of Korea. Among other things, the research project considers the differences between the European and the Korean approach to operate and maintain pumped storage power plants.

ILF will analyze data, documents and operational management strategies in Europe related to the life cycle of pumped storage power plants.

ILF supports Tyrolean engineers of the future

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TINIP – the Tyrolean prize for young engineers has become a fixture in the annual program of the expert group “Engineering offices” of the Tyrolean Chamber of Commerce. In this event, outstanding final year projects and diploma projects of the graduates of the technical and vocational school were presented to the public and the winners were chosen by an expert panel.

It was already the eight time that the ILF office building in Rum near Innsbruck (Austria) served as the official venue for the presentations and the meeting of the expert panel of judges.

Being the sponsor, ILF was also present at the subsequent prize-giving ceremony at congresspark igls and had the opportunity to give the prize in the category 5 “Civil and underground engineering” to the winning team.

We would like to congratulate the TINIP winners in the individual categories and all participants on their extraordinary accomplishments!

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The environment loves ILF Consulting Engineers

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Two years ago, the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) launched the Green Points initiative to make the public more aware of the contribution traveling by rail makes to protecting our environment and to reducing our carbon footprint. This initiative allows people, who use ÖBB trains for their business trips to collect green points, which are dedicated to specific environmental projects.

By advocating rail travel, ILF has managed to cut down CO2 emissions by 53.7 tonnes in the past year and to join the ranks of Austria’s most frequent train travellers. This marks a 30 % improvement in comparison to last year’s figures.

ILF highly appreciates the ÖBB initiative, as the sustainable protection of the environment is of utmost importance to our company both when designing structures and facilities and when performing day-to-day project works. We are delighted that by continuing to use ÖBB trains for business trips, we can make a valuable contribution to ensuring sustainability in Austria in years to come.

Legend: Bruno Mattle and Kathrin Klingler (both ILF), Günther Feuchtner (Vertrieb/Business-Travel ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG)

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ILF at “International Conference Tunnel Safety and Ventilation”

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ILF Consulting Engineers will be represented at the 9th International Conference “Tunnel Safety and Ventilation” in Graz, Austria from 12 to 14 June 2018.

Bernhard Kohl will give a presentation titled “Discussing the influence of congestion on tunnel safety – using the example of the Waterview Tunnel in Auckland“ on 13 June 2018 at 10:15 am in the “Graz” hall.

Furthermore, Oliver Senekowitsch will talk about the “Reproduction of human behaviour in risk models – validation of the relevant risk parameters based on proband tests“ also on 13 June 2018 at 09:25 am in the “Graz” hall.

In the afternoon (02:35 pm, “Graz” hall”) Reinhard Gertl will share his practical experience on the “Installation of the escape way ventilation system of the Dalaaser tunnel“ with you.

The speakers will be happy to receive questions or feedback. Let us know how we can help you tackle your challenges (bernhard.kohl@ilf.com or oliver.senekowitsch@ilf.com or reinhard.gertl@ilf.com)!

We look forward to also welcoming you at our booth no.16. For further information please go to the website at: https://lampx.tugraz.at/~tunnel2016/

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MEED Awards: ILF dazzles as National and GCC Winner of the Year

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The MEED Awards celebrate excellence across the GCC – one of the world’s fastest moving, most disparate and vibrant markets – and recognize each winning company for the success of its business achievements.
At this year’s ceremony, which took place on 2 May 2018 in Dubai, ACWA POWER and ILF received the esteemed awards of National Winner and GCC Winner for the category “Power Project of the Year” by virtue of the value, the quality, and the success of the SHUAA Energy 1 – Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum 200 MW PV Solar Plant project.
The project is a part of the “Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030” initiative and the plant is the second phase of the 1 GW Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park which will be the world’s largest single-site solar park based on the Independent Power Producer model (IPP).

  • Legend from left to right: Mr. Richard Thompson (Editorial Director MEED), Dr. Abdel Kaher El Zaemey, Dr. Corrado Sommariva and Mr. Klaus Lässer (all ILF)

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ILF at the 4th International LNG Congress 2018

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ILF Consulting Engineers pronounces its participation in the “4th International LNG Congress” held in Berlin from June 4 to June 5, 2018 as a Session Sponsor.

During this year’s congress, our experts will present our technical expertise in Small-Scale LNG Technologies and host the corresponding session (Mr. Bernhard Pürzer).

You are most welcome to visit us or schedule a meeting (Mercure Hotels MOA, Berlin, Germany) to learn about our competences and experience in the field of LNG. Let us know how we can help you tackle your challenges (info.muc@ilf.com)! We are looking forward to your visit.

For further information, please visit the website at http://lngcongress.com/ or read the interview with Mr. Pürzer using this link.

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ILF helps to make a PhD position available at the TU Vienna

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The overall goal of “SIC!” is to develop methods for an energy-optimized operation of industrial facilities, for their energy conversion, distribution and storage, and the investigation of their interaction with the framework conditions of the energy industry.

To this end, the University of Technology in Vienna, the Montanuniversität Leoben and AIT have jointly launched an initiative for a cooperative PhD program. ILF Consulting Engineers makes a significant contribution to the PhD topic “design optimization and dynamic component modeling for load flexible industrial energy supply facilities”. On the one hand the PhD position of the successful applicant will be sponsored by ILF and on the other hand an intense transfer of know-how is planned, which shall also include a market-oriented product innovation.

After the application procedure, the employment of the PhD candidate could start in June 2018. For details regarding the PhD position, click here.

Koralm Railway Line connects: breakthrough in Untersammelsdorf

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One of the most challenging structures of the Koralm Railway Line, the Untersammelsdorf Tunnel near St. Kanzian (Austria), was officially completed with the breakthrough of the top heading in late April.

The Untersammelsdorf Tunnel is the most complex of six tunnel structures and has a total length of 665 m and a maximum overburden of 30 m. Large parts of the tunnel were excavated adopting the cut-and-cover method, while in the portal areas the top-down construction method was used. A tunnel rescue site for emergency services is being built at the tunnel’s western portal.

Together with partners of ÖBB Infrastruktur AG, ILF Consulting Engineers has been working on the design of the tunnel structures in the “Mittlern–Althofen” section since 2006.

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Restructuring of ILF in North America

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On May 4, 2018, COWI North America took over part of ILF-USA’s projects and workforce. ILF is restructuring its business in North America and will continue to serve clients in the USA in the sectors oil & gas, transportation, tunneling, energy and water. Whilst partly cooperating with COWI on a case-by-case basis, ILF has plans to expand its US presence from the ILF Denver office.

Sustainable energy supply through hydropower in Lao PDR

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Chaleun Sekong Energy Co. Ltd. has recently awarded ILF Consulting Engineers and partners with the site supervision services for the Nam E-Moun hydropower project. This important plant has an installed capacity of 129 MW and is located in Southern Lao PDR. The project consists of a gated concrete gravity dam with a maximum height of 25.6 m and more than 15 km of tunnel structures.

The construction works are expected to take 42 months. In addition to the site supervision and commissioning services, ILF Consulting Engineers, together with partners, has also been requested by Chaleun Sekong Energy Co. Ltd. to assist with the selection of the electro-mechanical equipment.

Legend: Mr. Litsamy Latsavong, Managing Director & CFO of Chaleun Sekong Energy Co.,Ltd and Dr. Matthias Beisler, Managing Director of ILF-THA, Mr. Chanthanom PHOMMANY (background, 2nd from left), ChairMan President of Chaleun Sekong Energy Co.,Ltd and Mr. Viraphonh VIRAVONG (background, 4th from left) former Vice Minister of the Ministry of Energy of Mines in Lao PDR

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Drinking water transport continues to be ensured for Saudi Arabia

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In early April 2018 the EPC contractor Mapa Construction and Trade Co. Inc. commissioned ILF Consulting Engineers to carry out the detailed design for the Rabigh-Jeddah/Makkah Water Transmission System in Saudi Arabia. It is one of the largest drinking water transmission systems ever tendered by the client and owner SWCC.

The overall system comprises two independent pipeline systems (Rabigh-Jeddah/Makkah and Rabigh-Mastorah) which are both supplied by the new Rabigh desalination plant. The total throughput amounts to 1.3 million m³/d and is transported from Rabigh to Makkah and Briman respectively via a 200 km long 80” twin line. In total 684 km of pipeline will be laid and 8 pump groups will be installed. 12 reservoir stations will be erected along the pipeline. The total storage capacity of the steel tanks in the different stations is 3177 m³.

ILF’s scope of work includes hydraulics and process, all stations and buildings including housing compounds for the future operating personnel, and the entire pipeline system. Furthermore ILF supports the EPC contractor in the design of the mechanical equipment, the commissioning of the transport system on site and prepares the operating manual for the overall system.

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Kick-off for linking up Ghana and Burkina Faso

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Earlier this year, the Ministry of Railway Development commissioned ILF Consulting Engineers, together with partners, to provide design services for a railway line from Kumasi to Paga.

The 595 km long greenfield railway line shall link up Ghana with neighboring Burkina Faso with a design speed of up to 160 km/h. The project will improve railway and logistics infrastructure as part of an integrated transport network in Ghana and help to improve services to customers and reduce the cost of transportation.

ILF and its partners are in charge of the feasibility study to determine the economic, financial, social and environmental viability of the proposed railway corridor. clomid online, acquire clomid.

Groundbreaking ceremony for environmentally friendly electricity

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After an intensive design and approval phase the groundbreaking ceremony for the GroAYinzersdorf Wind Farm (Lower Austria) took place in early April this year.

The EUR 17 million project is meant to supply 7,500 households with clean electricity as early as this year. The wind farm consists of three wind turbine facilities with a total of 9.9 MW and is an important step towards renewable energy and climate protection in Austria.

ILF Consulting Engineers was commissioned by WindLandKraft GmbH to carry out the design and project management services for the wind farm including roads and crane hardstand areas as well as cabling to the substation.

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Switzerland’s largest pumped storage plant put into operation

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After a construction period of approx. 10 years, the new Limmern pumped storage power plant (Switzerland) of “Kraftwerke Linth-Limmern AG” was commissioned with a ceremony at the end of March 2018.

With an output of 1,000 MW, the new power plant is the largest pumped storage power plant in Switzerland and has a height difference of 620 m. The dam, located at 2,470 m above sea level, is the highest dam in Europe.

For Switzerland and the international electricity industry, the power plant is a huge battery that can be used in an environmentally friendly way to stabilize the grid and to ensure peak coverage.

Together with partners, ILF Consulting Engineers had already been entrusted with the design of the underground facilities (powerhouse, transformer cavern, pressure tunnel, surge tank, access tunnel, energy discharge tunnel) in 2009.

Legend: Representatives of the engineering companies in front of a disassembled impeller

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“SUSTAINABILITY – A Way to Abundance” by Dr. Corrado Sommariva

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ILF is excited to announce the brand new book “SUSTAINABILITY – A Way to Abundance” by Dr. Corrado Sommariva. The book covers sustainability from various perspectives and presents a very promising vision of abundance based on the conclusion that profit can also be associated with sustainability and environmental protection. The book is a “must-read” for all who are interested in the super important topic of sustainability and is available at CRC Press as hardback or eBook.

Dr. Sommariva is a world-class expert for desalination and as Managing Director of ILF in the UAE in charge for the energy and water business. Moreover, in his function as Group Director Sustainability, he promotes sustainability advisory across the globe.

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ILF has no borders

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Engineers Without Borders Austria is a non-profit association which has set itself the task of implementing projects in the field of technical development cooperation. The members and contributors are of different age groups and fields of study/professions. Everyone works on a voluntary basis. Since 2015 there is a regional group in the Tyrol with currently about 40 members, among them architects, civil engineers, physicists, psychologists, linguists and many more. The regional group is currently working on the “EduZapa” project, which aims to rehabilitate a school in rural, poverty-stricken Mexico. The first implementation phase took place in the summer of 2017, with a further phase being planned for 2018. This project is financed exclusively by donations.

ILF supported the association with a donation at the end of 2017 and now intends to work more closely together. In particular, ILF plans to contribute to the technical project and design by making in-house expertise available to the project team.

If you would like to learn more about the project, please follow this link: http://www.iog-austria.at/iog_project/eduzapa-mexico/.

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ILF continues to ensure clean drinking water in Saudi Arabia

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Already in 2014 the National Water Company (NWC) commissioned ILF Consulting Engineers to provide design services for the “South Dhahran Residential Project” of the Saudi Aramco national oil company. Scope of services for this new “Residential Housing Complex” is to ensure the necessary water supply as well as wastewater treatment and disposal for the future 70,000 residents.

The project encompasses a seawater desalination plant (100,000 m³/day), a 20 km long drinking water supply pipeline and a 17 km long wastewater collector pipeline to the new wastewater treatment plant (70,000 m3/day). The project furthermore envisages reusing the treated sewage effluent (TSE) for irrigation purposes via a 17 km long pumping main. A new 10 km long transmission pipeline DN 1,200 for wastewater between an existing and the new wastewater treatment plant is included in the project.

After the feasibility study ILF also carried out the EPC tender of the mentioned system components, provided support during contract negotiations and compiled contract documents. Currently the project is in the implementation stage where ILF carries out design review and site supervision.

How the climate changes ILF

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All over the world changes in the climate are observed resulting in conditions that are too hot, too wet, causing a rise in sea levels, and an increase in the number of extreme events, such as storms, floods, droughts or landslides. Given the ever increasing importance of the topic, ILF has now published a White Paper titled “Climate Change challenges and solutions in infrastructure planning and adaptation”, which gives an overview of the topic and outlines solutions to cope with the challenges involved.

You are highly welcome to read the document that can be downloaded here.

ILF at HYDRO Asia 2018 in Vietnam

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ILF Consulting Engineers will be represented at the “Seventh International Conference and Exhibition on Water Resources and Renewable Energy Development in Asia” in Danang, Vietnam from 13 to 15 March 2018.

Florian Nagel will give a presentation as part of the “Finance and risk” session: “Development of Bankable Hydropower Projects in South-East Asia using Monte Carlo Simulation” on 13 March 2018. Furthermore, Lochan Devkota will present on “Sedimentation management: Impact of the Koshi Barrage & Embankments on River Morphology and Dynamics” on 15 March 2018.

The speakers will be happy to receive questions or get feedback. Let us know how we can help you tackle your challenges (florian.nagel@ilf.com or lochan.devkota@ilf.com)!

We look forward to welcoming you also at our stand (095). For further information please go to the website at: http://www.hydropower-dams.com/asia-2018-conference.php?c_id=303

Here you can find further information on our presentation at HYDRO Asia 2018.

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ILF at the Pipeline Technology Conference (PTC) 2018

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ILF Consulting Engineers announces its participation in the annualA�Pipeline Technology Conference (PTC) held in Berlin from March 12 to March 14, 2018 as a Gold Sponsor.

During this years PTC, our experts will present our technical expertise in emergency response concepts (Dr. Michael Kasch).

You are most welcome to visit us at stand 42 in exhibition hall 1 (Estrel Convention Center, Berlin, Germany) to learn about our competences and experience in the field of pipeline engineering. Let us know how we can help you tackle your challenges (info.muc@ilf.com)! We are looking forward to your visit.

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

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Tunnelling works for northern tube of Koralmtunnel KAT2 completed

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Together with partners, ILF Consulting Engineers has been involved in the site supervision of the Koralm tunnel KAT2 contract section on behalf of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) since 2010. After the start of the construction works in 2011 and the start of the TBM drive in 2013 the completion of the excavation works was celebrated on 18 Feb 2018. This means that over a period of 59 months of tunnelling some 17,145 m of tunnel were excavated for this contract section.

Forming part of the Baltic-Adriatic Axis, the Koralm tunnel shall, after its completion, contribute to significantly reducing travel times in passenger traffic and to improving the conditions for environmentally friendly railway freight traffic. The 32.9 km long single track railway tunnel was divided into three contract sections, with the 19 km KAT2 section being the longest one.

ILF is both in charge of the site supervision and of the technical management of the joint venture for the site supervision.

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ILF and Adolf Feizlmayr Foundation promote Deutschlandstipendium

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In January this year the official ceremony for the Deutschlandstipendium 2018 was hosted by the Technical University of Munich. More than 150 donors and 650 scholarship holders of the Deutschlandstipendium took part in the festive event. The scholarship program launched by the Federal Government in 2011 promotes students who are expected to achieve high both at University and in their professional lives.

Together with the Adolf Feizlmayr Foundation ILF participates in the program by funding a total of twelve scholarships that cover a broad spectrum of different engineering disciplines. These range from electrical and information technology engineering to mechanical, civil and environmental engineering. Besides Germany and Austria, the scholarship holders come from Canada, Venezuela, Iraq, Syria, Hungary and Italy.

Through the ILF-internal ai???Club of Young Engineersai??? the scholarship holders get in direct contact with ILF employees and are given the chance to participate in various ILF events. Individual assignments as working students, interns or prospective graduates are meant to provide the scholarship holders an opportunity to get to know each other in a direct working environment at ILF.

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Light at the end of the tunnel – breakthrough of Eppenberg Tunnel

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After an advance period of approximately one year, the Eppenberg Tunnel was broken through on February 2, 2018.

The Eppenberg Tunnel is part of the Swiss Federal Railway Line between Aarau and Olten which is being widened to four tracks. The tunnel was advanced with a mixed shield tunnel boring machine over a length of 2.6 km and will have a total length of 3.2 km long upon completion of the construction works. The Eppenberg Tunnel is scheduled to be put into operation by the end of 2020. It will provide a significant increase in capacity of the main artery from Zurich to Bern.

Together with partners, ILF Consulting Engineers was awarded a contract for the project works (basic design to construction design) and the site supervision works as part of an overall planning mandate for the 4-tracking of the Aarau–Olten railway line. In addition, the mandate comprises the railway technology works after completion of the civil works.

Pictures about the breakthrough: http://baudoku.1000eyes.de/cam/sbbeppenberg/tunnel4/

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ILF did it again: Follow-up contract for Brenner Base Tunnel

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In late 2017 BBT SE commissioned a bidding consortium led by ILF Consulting Engineers to perform the monitoring of the ground and surface water resources of the Brenner Base Tunnel.

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The monitoring of ground and surface water resources of the longest underground railway connection in the world is performed across borders both in Austria and in Italy along the entire 64 km long route. In total, at 1,200 measuring points measurements and samples are taken every four weeks, with maintenance and management of 100 partly very complex data logger installations in groundwater, springs, creeks and rivers.

ILF has been assisting BBT SE with the monitoring of ground and surface water resources for many years. For the Brenner Base Tunnel project ILF has carried out many different design services since 1977.

Seasonal greetings and best wishes for 2018

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In the year 2017 that is drawing to a close, ILF celebrated its 50th anniversary. Besides diverse challenges that we faced, the year 2017 also brought us many encouraging developments.
All in all, a sense of great satisfaction and gratitude prevails regarding what we have achieved together. Our sincere thanks go to our esteemed clients and business partners for their constructive cooperation.

Wishing you a peaceful holiday season and a healthy and prosperous 2018!

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And there was light in the Oberau Tunnel in Germany

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After a two-year construction period, the breakthrough of the western and east tubes of the Oberau Tunnel (Germany) was celebrated.

The 3 km long western section is part of the Garmisch-Partenkirchen bypass. After completing the construction works, scheduled for 2021, the Oberau Tunnel will be the longest twin-tube road tunnel in Bavaria.
The EUR 230 million bypass shall divert traffic going to the holiday destination of Garmisch-Partenkirchen around the village of Oberau.

ILF Consulting Engineers has been supporting the motorway authority of Southern Bavaria in the design of several project phases for many years. Currently, ILF is responsible for reviewing the construction design and for providing site supervision as well as site management services.

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ILF embarks on new technologies to combat climate change

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On November 30, 2017, Jens Kottsieper and Michel Kneller will be presenting a white paper on decentralized hydrogen production from renewable energy for the transport sector at the ÖGEW/DGMK Autumn Conference in Vienna, Austria.

In order to meet the climate objectives of the 2015 Paris Agreement to further reduce CO2 emissions, it will be necessary to increase the renewable energy share in the global energy mix. One potential solution would be to convert surplus renewable energy to hydrogen through a process of electrolysis, store it and make it available to the transport sector. Mr. Kottsieper and Mr. Kneller will also present key findings and lessons learned from the Demo4Grid project that is currently being implemented in Innsbruck, Austria.

You can have a look on the white paper here: https://www.ilf.com/news/publications/

Brenner Railway Axis Extension: ILF continuing on track

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The Schaftenau–Radfeld Junction in the Lower Inn Valley (Austria) forms part of the northern feeder line to the Brenner Base Tunnel. The upgrade of this section is part of four-tracking the line in the Lower Inn Valley.

With this project, the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) and the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) intend to increase the line capacity and eliminate bottlenecks for the Brenner Base Tunnel to achieve full efficiency. In addition, the project will bring traffic relief for the Lower Inn Valley and reduce travel time, as design speeds of 230 km/h will be possible.

The line will have a total length of approx. 20.5 km including 11.7 km in mined and cut-and cover tunnels and 5.6 km in open-track sections. Furthermore, the project will include the construction of four trough structures with a length of 3.2 km.

ILF Consulting Engineers will be responsible for preparing the design documents for the preliminary authorization of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) pending legal permission for the mined tunnel near Angath. Together with partners, ILF will also be in charge of the cut-and-cover tunnels and trough structures.

ILF at the Hydro 2017 in Seville

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ILF Consulting Engineers will be present at the HYDRO 2017 in Seville, Spain, from 9 to 11 October 2017.

Reinhard Fritzer and Eva Manninger will be giving a lecture about the “Atdorf pumped-storage plant: Three weeks of public discussion and a milestone in the permit application procedure” at session 12d “Pumped storage: Potential, plans and case studies”.

Furthermore, Serafino Weissenbach will report on “Hydraulic design: Alto Maipo hydropower project” at session 4 “Civil engineering: Design”.

The speakers will be happy to receive questions or get feedback. Let us know how we can help you tackle your challenges (reinhard.fritzer@ilf.com, eva.manninger@ilf.com or serafino.weissenbach@ilf.com)!

For further information please go to the website http://www.hydropower-dams.com/hydro-2017.php?c_id=88

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Arlberg Tunnel Reopened to Traffic

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After a construction period of three years the Arlberg Tunnel on the S16 Arlberg Road (Austria) was officially reopened to traffic.

Having a length of approx. 15.5 km, the longest road tunnel in Austria was equipped with 37 additional escape routes and another eight emergency lay-bys. In total ASFINAG invested EUR 154 million in the safety upgrade of the tunnel, and has applied state-of-the-art technologies (high-pressure water mist system, thermal scanner at both portals, AKUT system, etc.) in the tunnel.

ILF Consulting Engineers was entrusted with the project management and the supervision of the electromechanical installations and control systems.

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ILF to provide design services for Nordbahn Wien

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In July 2017 ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG commissioned ILF Consulting Engineers, together with partners, to provide permit application and EIA design services for the railway project Nordbahn Wien Süßenbrunn–Bernhardsthal in Austria.

With a length of approx. 66 km and two tracks the project forms part of the “Pontebbana Axis” that is classified as an “interoperable high-speed railway line” in the ÖBB network.
By increasing train speeds to 160 km/h it shall become possible to travel from Vienna to Prague in three hours and 45 minutes. Furthermore, non-stop travel time of trains between Vienna and Břeclav shall be reduced to 60 minutes.

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ILF awarded contract for Großinzersdorf Wind Park

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ILF Consulting Engineers was commissioned by WindLandKraft GmbH to carry out the project management and design services for the Großinzersdorf Wind Park in Lower Austria (Austria).

The required services encompass the project and construction management up to the completion of the overall wind farm (incl. construction management of plant assembly), construction design and preparation of tender documents/award of works for access roads to wind farm, construction site and wind farm cabling.

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ILF at the International Conference SUS in Irsee

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ILF Consulting Engineers participated actively in this yearai??i??s international conference ai???ai???Shotcrete for Underground Support XIIIai??i??ai??? in Irsee, Germany, from September 3rd to 6th 2017. The conference is an excellent forum for new developments in rock engineering, tunneling, underground space and deep excavation.

ILFai??i??s Dr. Matthias Beisler, co-chair of this event, talked about ai???Multi layered shotcrete design for tunnel constructionai???, which attracted a lot of interest from the attending international experts.

In the course of this event the location for the next conference in this series was announced. SUS XIV in 2019 will be organized in Bangkok (Thailand) under the auspices of ILF and chaired by Dr. Matthias Beisler.

Legend f.l.t.r.: Prof. H. Klapperich (TU Freiberg), A. Spiegl (ILF), Dr. M. Beisler (ILF-Thailand), Prof. D. MAi??hner (FH MA?nster), P.Ngamsantikul (Thailand Underground & Tunneling Group), Dr. Guojun Li (Singapore Metro Consultant), Dr. J. Fu (Central South University, China)

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Breakthrough of Stein and Lind Tunnels on the Koralm Railway Line

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On 28.07.2017 the top heading breakthrough of the 2.1-km-long Stein Tunnel was celebrated after 12 months of construction. The Stein railway tunnel forms part of the St. Kanzian string of tunnels on the Carinthian side of the new Koralm railway line, which connects the cities of Graz and Klagenfurt (Austria). The breakthrough of the bench is scheduled to take place by the end of August.
The 0.5-km-long Lind Tunnel of the St. Kanzian string of tunnels had already been completed on 21.02.2017 after 8 months of excavation. The waterproof permanent linings, consisting of reinforced concrete, will be installed in the near future. Track construction will not go underway before the structural works for the St. Kanzian string of tunnels will be completed at the end of 2019. The section between Althofen on the Drava River and St. Kanzian is due to go into operation by 2022.

After completing the conceptual design, permit application design, and tender design services, ILF Consulting Engineers have been awarded a contract by the Austrian Federal Railway ÖBB in mid 2015, entrusting them with the construction design and on-site geotechnical monitoring services.

A video of the breakthrough can be found here: https://kaernten.tv/shows/122

Image source: Land Kärnten, Fotographer: LPD/Just

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ILF at the Myanmar Green Energy Summit 2017

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ILF Consulting Engineers participated actively in this year’s “Green Energy Summit” in Yangon (Myanmar) from 14th to 15th August 2017.  The summit is excellently designed to provide a platform for international energy industry players and potential investors for updates on the market potential and development plan of green energy sector in Myanmar.

ILF’s experts presented our expertise in Renewables, including Photovoltaics, Biomass, Waste-to-Energy, Hydropower, Thermal Energy and Oil&Gas. Moreover, Frank Zimmermann had a talk about “Optimized Hybridization and Storage of Mini-Grids using Renewable Energy Sources”.

For further information about the Green Energy Summit, please visit the website: http://www.myanmargreenenergysummit.com/

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ILF acts as jury member for the start-up contest “DBS”

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Together with nine other corporate partners, ILF Consulting Engineers and IGLZ (IF Lebenszyklus Bau) have joined forces to develop and implement the start-up contest “Digital Building Solutions” (DBS) and an event for the construction and real estate industry.

DSB is a “scouted” contest where relevant startups from the German speaking countries Germany, Austria and Switzerland present their innovation ideas on design, construction, operation and financing. The corporate partners have now assessed all ideas and cast their votes. The top-ranked startups selected for the final pitch will be meeting up at the award ceremony on 12 Sept 2017. The best startups from each subject area will be awarded a prize. ILF is a corporate partner and jury member.

More detailed information is available at: http://www.ig-lebenszyklus.at/digital-building-solutions/#corporate-partners

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ILF at EXPO 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan

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This year Astana hosts the international exposition – EXPO 2017. The theme of the EXPO is Future Energy. The objective is to spark a global debate between countries, non-governmental organisations, companies and the general public on the crucial question: ”how do we ensure safe and sustainable access to energy for all, while reducing CO2 emissions?”

Earlier this month ILF Consulting Engineers actively participated in two events, one of which was the “Kazakhstani-Austrian Sustainable Technology Day” and the other was the “50 Years of ILF” celebration held in the Austrian pavilion of the EXPO. During the Technology Day, ILF’s experts on Hydropower Engineering (John Thene, ILF Austria) and Smart Cities (Enrico Casaretti, ILF Abu Dhabi) presented their thoughts on the current situation in the renewable energy sector and shared insights on future developments. During the sessions government representatives, investors, engineers, and equipment suppliers from Kazakhstan and Austria had the opportunity to share knowledge and experience, make new connections, and meet new colleagues in a B2B format.

Legend: Speaker J. Thene (ILF)

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Construction of Mestiachala 1 & 2 hydropower plants

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Since June 2017 construction is under way for the 20 MW Mestiachala 1 and the 30 MW Mestiachala 2 hydropower plants in Georgia. Both plants are planned to be located on Mestiachala River in Georgia’s Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region. The investment costs will be some USD 65 million.

The hydropower plants are being developed by the joint venture “Georgian Renewable Power” (GRPC).

ILF Consulting Engineers is in charge of construction supervision for both hydropower plants.

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ILF engaged in highway project from Tbilisi to Lagodekhi, Georgia

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The Roads Department of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia awarded the contract for the Preparation of Feasibility Study for Upgrading of Tbilisi–Bakurtsikhe, Tsnori–Lagodekhi Road and Detailed Design for the Upgrading of Tbilisi–Sagarejo and Sagarejo–Bakurtsikhe Road to a Joint Venture with ILF Consulting Engineers.

The relevant road sections from Tbilisi–Bakurtsikhe (approx. length 80 km) and Tsnori–Lagodekhi (approx. length 40 km) start in the eastern part of Tbilisi and end near Lagodekhi district at the border to Azerbaijan.

The service includes topographic, hydrological and geotechnical surveying, preparation of an DEM, traffic survey and traffic forecast for the entire project area, determination of economic costs, road design for the alignment to a detailed degree, and economic evaluation of the alignment. The detailed design of the road will be executed in the second phase.

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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ILF Consulting Engineers at the Gas Infrastructure Europe

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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 (michael.barth@ilf.com).
For further information please go to the website http://www.gie.eu/index.php/events-diary/workshops/gie-workshops

ILF provides feasibility study for Pakistan Railways

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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

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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 (reinhard.fritzer@ilf.com).
For further information please go to the website http://www.hydropower-dams.com/hydro-2016.php?c_id=88

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ILF involved in PDH propylene production plant in Police

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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

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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

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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

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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

ILF at the 11th Pipeline Technology Conference in Berlin

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ILF will participate in Pipeline Technology Conference with presentations and its own stand.

We are very pleased to welcome you at our booth no. 39+40 in ai???Estrel Convention Centerai???, Berlin/Germany from 23th May to 25th May 2016.
For further information please visit the website www.pipeline-conference.com

ILF at the 11th Pipeline Technology Conference in Berlin

ILF at the IRAN Oil Show in Tehran ai??i?? Iran

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ILF will participate in the ai???Iran Oil Show Exhibitionai???.

We are very pleased to welcome you at our booth (Nr. 1473), Hall no. 40-A in ai???Tehran IntA?l Permanent Fair Groundai???, Tehran/Iran from 5th May to 8th May 2016.

For further information please visit the website: http://iran-oilshow.ir/English/

ILF at the IRAN Oil Show in Tehran – Iran

ILF at Mountain Planet 2016 in Grenoble

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ILF Consulting Engineers will be represented at the International Mountain Development Fair in Grenoble, France from 13 to 15 April 2016.
We look forward to welcoming you to our stand (B90). For further information please go to the website http://www.mountain-planet.com/index-en.html

ILF at Mountain Planet 2016 in Grenoble

ILF designs the Port Said Railway Tunnel in Egypt

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ILF Consulting Engineers is responsible for the design of the Port Said railway tunnel in Egypt. The 5.6 km long tunnel will underpass the Suez canal, connecting the mainland with the Sinai peninsula approximately 25 km south of Port Said city. The tunnel will be advanced in the extremely unfavourable soils of the Nile delta.

The design shall meet EU standards and comprises the alignment of the railway line with stations, geological analyses, the development of a tunnel system and a tunnel safety concept, the design of the tunnel structures including geotechnical and structural aspects as well as the design of the electrical and electro-mechanical systems. The design process shall include the development and delivery of preliminary, conceptual and construction design.
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ILF to provide Feasibility Study for Rehabilitation of Main Line 2 of Pakistan Railways

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In February 2016, Pakistan Railways commissioned ILF Consulting Engineers to carry out a feasibility study for the rehabilitation of the existing 1,343 km long broad gauge (1,676 mm) Main Line 2 from Kotri station to Attock City station. The goal of this contract is to determine the existing conditions of the infrastructure and to identify improvements required to increase the travelling speed from currently 70 ai??i?? 80 kmph to up to 160 kmph.
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The services comprise a condition survey of more than 2,000 bridges with non-destructive testing and a structural analysis of 100 selected representative bridges, 10 tunnels, 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. Based on traffic studies, operation studies and cost estimates, a financial and economic study shall complete the feasibility study report.

Milestone reached in Filder tunnel, Stuttgart 21

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The tunnel boring machine driving the 9.5 km long Filder tunnel as part of the Stuttgart 21 project has successfully completed its first drive. ILF Consulting Engineers is responsible for the site supervision of this railway tunnel project.

ILF at Hydro Asia 2016 in Vientiane

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ILF Consulting Engineers will be represented at the Sixth International Conference on Water Resources and Hydropower Development in Asia in Vientiane, Laos from 1 to 3 March 2016.
We look forward to welcoming you to our stand (085). For further information please go to the website http://www.hydropower-dams.com/ASIA%202016.php?c_id=303

ILF at Hydro Asia 2016 in Vientiane

Launch of largest TBM in Switzerland

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The official TBM launch ceremony took place in February 2016 and marked the start of the construction of the 3.2 km long Belchen rehabilitation tunnel. ILF Consulting Engineers has been entrusted with the construction supervision of the tunnel and, together with partners, also with its design.

With a diameter of 14 m, a length of 75 m and a weight of 2,000 tons, the TBM is currently the largest of its kind in Switzerland. In the next one and half years, the TBM will advance through geologically demanding zones of the Swiss Jura mountain range and will be driven through the mountain at distance of 40-116 m to the existing tunnel system and parallel to it. Subsequently the final lining is also to be constructed.
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At the end of the construction works in 2022 the two existing tubes of the Belchen tunnel dating from the 1970s are to be rehabilitated as well.

Konrad Blank, Dr. Michael Hertweck, Dr. Martin Herrenknecht, Sebastian Böheim, Olivier Balmer (Marti Managing Director TUAG) and Dr. Markus Schwalt

ILF Consulting Engineers collects Green Points by travelling by rail

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To further raise peopleai??i??s awareness of how they can help the environment by switching to travelling by rail, the Austrian Federal Railways (Ai??BB) have recently initiated the environmental programme Ai??STERREICH BLA?HT AUF (AUSTRIA IS BLOSSOMING). In the framework of this initiative, for every kilometer travelled by rail the Ai??BB offers ai???Green Pointsai??? that can be collected and used to promote specific environmental projects.

By travelling by rail when on business trips ILF has saved more than 15.25 tonnes in CO2 emissions in one year and was able to support the project ai???Paradies fA?r Amphibien (Paradise for amphibians)ai??? with the 97,734 Green Points that ILF employees collected from the Ai??BB.

As the sustainable protection of the environment is of utmost importance for our company both with regard to the structures and facilities designed by ILF and with regard to our daily project work, we appreciate this initiative and see it as a motivation to further increase our efforts in this respect.

ILF Consulting Engineers collects Green Points by travelling by rail

ILF to attend the ai???4th -Annual Advanced Hydropower Generation and Pumped Storage Forumai??? in Berlin

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ILF Consulting Engineers will participate in the ai???4th Annual Advanced Hydropower Generation and Pumped Storage Forumai??? to be held in Berlin, Germany, from 27 to 28 January 2016. The topic of the internationally recognized hydropower conference is ai???Exploit the Full Potential of Hydropower through Understanding its Role in the New Energy Worldai???. .

ILF will be represented by Dr. Ralph BergmA?ller, who will give a presentation on ai???Optimized Permitting Procedures for Pumped Storage Plantsai??? (28 January, at 9:10 a.m.).

We look forward to lively discussions. For further information please go to the website http://www.bisgrp.com/portfolio/conferences/energy/4th-annual-advanced-hydropower-generation-and-pumped-storage-forum

ILF to attend the “4th -Annual Advanced Hydropower Generation and Pumped Storage Forum” in Berlin

ILF is awarded a contract for an additional gas turbine compressor unit in the Scharenstetten compressor station

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At the end of 2015 ILF Consulting Engineers was commissioned by terranets bw Gmbh to provide construction design, construction supervision and start-up services for an additional gas turbine compressor unit in the Scharenstetten compressor station.

In the framework of the gas network development plan, the Baden-WA?rttemberg transmission system operator terranets bw GmbH will expand the station in existence since 1988 by adding a fourth compressor to the three machine units currently in operation. The works include, in addition to the erection of machine unit 4, a Solar Taurus 60Ai?? (approx. 350,000 mA?/h), the construction of a new compressor building and an electrical building. Besides various tie-ins to the station piping, the facility will also be equipped with a ground flare system, two new gas coolers and auxiliaries. Start-up is scheduled for Q1/2017.

Season’s greetings and best wishes for 2016

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With the year 2015 rapidly drawing to a close, we feel a deep sense of gratitude. We therefore convey our thanks to our esteemed clients and business partners.

We wish you a relaxing and peaceful holiday season and all the best for 2016. May the New Year bring you health, happiness and prosperity.

TECON to study energy alternatives for generation of EOR Steam Flooding

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TECON Engineering (a company of the ILF-Group) has been awarded a contract for the ai???Study for Energy Alternatives for Steam Generation for EOR purposesai??? by Mansarovar Energy, a Colombian O&G operator which is a JV between SINOPEC and ONGC Videsh.

Mansarovar operates the NARE Block in Middle Magdalena region, with a total production of 40 kbpd of heavy oil. For this operation Mansarovar injects steam in the oil reservoirs- The steam is produced by several steam generators distributed throughout the whole block, and the fuel supply for these generators requires an in-depth implementation study. TECON will develop a comprehensive study for all the industrial energy sources available in Colombia, including CST (Concentrated Solar Thermal) which can provide suitable energy supply for the steam generators. In addition, using a renewable source of energy for EOR production is an unparalleled pioneering technology to date.

ILF appointed to provide design services for alignment selection for northern approach route to Brenner base tunnel

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In November 2015, ILF Consulting Engineers (togehter with SchA?AYler-Plan Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH and Baader Konzept GmbH) with was assigned by Ai??BB Infrastruktur and DB Netz AG with developing a recommendation for a cross-border alignment, finding the optimum solution for a third and fourth track (new railway line) for the approach route to the Brenner base tunnel.

In the southern section of the northern approach route, the design area includes the future route from ai???Schaftenauai??? junction in the Tyrol to the new ai???Deutsches Inntalai??? junction, south of Rosenheim. North and east of the new ai???Deutsches Inntalai??? junction, potential connections with the existing railway network of DB AG heading to Munich, MA?hldorf and Salzburg are to be investigated.

ILF appointed for largest PV solar project in the MENA region

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In November 2015 ILF Consulting Engineers has been awarded the ownerai??i??s engineer contract (OE) for the 200 MW photovoltaic (PV) power plant Shuaa 1 which will be phase 2 of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum solar park. The power purchase agreement (PPA) for the project between Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) and a consortium led by ACWA Power was already signed in March.
With the recent contract award by the project company Shuaa Energy ILF continues its successful involvement as a leading engineering consultant for solar power and desert environments.  Already during phase 1 of the development of Dubaiai??i??s solar program ILF has provided the OE services for  DEWAai??i??s 13 MW PV pilot project.

ILF to supervise Metro Quito Line 1 in Ecuador

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In November 2015 ILF Consulting Engineers, together with partners, was commissioned to supervise the construction of the Metro Quito Line 1 phase 2 project by Empresa PA?blica Metropolitana Metro de Quito (EPMMQ).
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The line is 22 km long, includes 13 stations and 13 ventilation shafts. It will be the first metro line in the country and be built underground. ILF with its partners will supervise the construction of the civil works as well as the installation of the E&M equipment during the 36 months of construction and another 6 months of testing.

ILF to engineer the Qairokkum Hydro Power Rehabilitation Project in Tajikistan

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In October 2015, ILF Consulting Engineers have signed a contract with Barqi Tojik to act as the Consultant for the Project Implementation Unit  for the Qairokkum Hydro Power Rehabilitation Project in Tajikistan.

The Qairokkum Hydropower Plant is located on the Syr-Darya River in northern Tajikistan and was commissioned in 1959. It has six generating units (Kaplan turbines) with a total installed capacity of 126 MW and an average annual energy generation of 700 GWh. Barqi Tojik with funding support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will rehabilitate the plant (new E&M equipment, civil structures, etc.) to increase dam safety and resilience to climate change and improve the quality and quantity of electricity supply. The capacity of the plant will be increased to 174 MW.

ILFai??i??s mandate includes support during the tender phase and award process as well as during the implementation and commissioning of the plant.

Over 1,200 km of new gas pipelines in Poland

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For the last 6 years, ILF Consulting Engineers has been involved in an investment program of GAZ-SYSTEM S.A., which was finished in October 2015. The ambition of GAZ-SYSTEM was the construction of more than 1,200 km of new gas pipelines in Poland.
ILF provided design and supervision services for the following four key high-pressure gas pipelines: Szczecin ai??i?? GdaAi??sk (201 km, 28ai??i??ai??i??), Szczecin ai??i?? LwA?wek (189 km, 28ai??i??ai??i??), Rembelszczyzna ai??i?? Gustorzyn (176 km, 28ai??i??ai??i??) and LasA?w ai??i?? JeleniA?w (18 km, 28ai??i??ai??i??).

In addition to the new gas pipelines, GAZ-SYSTEM has also built two compressor stations and 41 gas stations, which provides new opportunities for developing the domestic gas network, enables its liberalization and increases Polandai??i??s energy security.

ILF at ai???HYDRO 2015ai??? in Bordeaux

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ILF Consulting Engineers will be represented at the ai???HYDRO 2015 Advancing Policy and Practice International Conference and Exhibitionai??? in Bordeaux, France, from 26 to 28 October 2015. Attracting more than 1,000 participants from 70 countries, HYDRO is one the biggest hydropower events.

ILF will give the following presentations:

  • Niagara tunnel project: hydraulic aspects ai??i?? Dr. Kamal Gautam (Session 3: Tunnels and underground works)
  • Estimation of soil characteristics for design of large earthfill dams: challenges and solutions at an early design stage: case study of the Atdorf pumped storage plant ai??i?? Frank Remmert (Session 12: Civil design and construction)

We are looking forward to hearing from you and to discuss your questions.
Please feel free to contact Mr Thomas Fritz For further information please go to the website https://www.hydropower-dams.com/hydro-2013.php?c_id=88

ILF at “HYDRO 2015” in Bordeaux

ILF at the Kurdistan-Iraq Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition

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ILF Consulting Engineers will participate in Kurdistan-Iraq Oil & Gas Conference with presentation and its own stand.

We are very pleased to welcome you at our booth no. D10 in ai???The Lancaster Hotelai???, London/UK from 30th November to 2nd December 2015.
For further information please visit the website .

ILF is awarded a contract for the design of the operation and safety equipment for the Hirschhagen tunnel, Germany

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The A 44 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. Hessen Mobil StraAYen- und Verkehrsmanagement is responsible for the design and construction of the A 44 motorway extension. ILF Consulting Engineers have recently been entrusted with the design of the operation and safety equipment for the Hirschhagen twin-tube road tunnel which forms part of the A 44 and is currently under construction.

The tunnel with a length of 4.2 km will comprise 15 cross passages and 7 lay-bys.The tubes will be ventilated via a longitudinal ventilation system in combination with a single-point extraction in the middle of the tunnel. The extraction will be realised via a shaft with a depth of 80 m and a diameter of 7 m. Operations buildings will be provided at both tunnel portals and at the ventilation shaft. order zoloft, purchase dapoxetine.

Site supervision for Oberau tunnel in Germany

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Together with its partners, ILF Consulting Engineers was commissioned by Autobahndirektion SA?dbayern (motorway authority of Southern Bavaria) to carry out the site supervision of the new construction of the B2 federal road on the Oberau Nord section to Ronetsbach including the Oberau tunnel.

The approx. 2.9 km long Oberau tunnel comprises the key element of the 4-lane expansion of the federal road and of the Oberau bypass. Due to the high traffic volume the tunnel is constructed as a two-bore traffic tunnel, each bore having 2 lanes in one direction, incl. lay-bys; the tunnel runs approx. 83 % in hard rock and approx. 17% in loose rock.

Site supervision for Oberau tunnel in Germany

ILF to engineer the Muzizi HPP in Uganda

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ILF Consulting Engineers has been awarded the design and consultancy services for the Muzizi Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) by the Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd. (UEGCL) in August 2015.

The Muzizi HPP will be situated on the Muzizi River in Western Uganda, southeast of Lake Albert and is to be designed as a run-of-river power plant with peaking capabilities (capacity: 44 MW, head: 450 m, discharge: 12 mA?/s). The project will be financed by the German Kreditanstalt fA?r Wiederaufbau (KfW) and French Agency for Development (AFD). ILF will start in phase A with a review of the existing feasibility study and optimisation of the design. In a next step, tender design and tender documents will be prepared, and the EPC tender procedure will be supported. In phase B, ILF will act as an implementation engineer and will supervise the construction works.

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ILF to engineer the Muzizi HPP in Uganda

ILF works on the longest railway tunnel in Georgia

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The 63 km long Zestafoniai??i??Molitiai??i??Khashuri section (ai???Gorgesai??? section) is part of the main Georgian railway line across a mountainous alignment, having a gradient with very steep slopes and tight curves. This alignment imposes very low speeds and leads to various operation problems. For this reason the Georgian Railway LLC is modernizing the section with the target to increase capacity, reduce travel time and improve safety as well as railway operation.

ILF has been working as ownerai??i??s engineer for this project for many years and has recently been awarded additional services, including the tunnel safety concept, the tunnel ventilation system and the electro-mechanical concept design for the T9 tunnel. With a length of 8.3 km the T9 tunnel will soon be the longest rail tunnel in Georgia and is an essential element of the above mentioned railway section. The tunnel will consist of two parallel tubes connected with cross passages at intervals of 300 m. In addition to that, ILF has been awarded a contract to prepare a new tender design for the 15 km section Kharagauli – Moliti. The project is planned to be completed and put into operation late 2019.
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ILF-Tecon Norway signs frame agreement with Technology Centre Mongstad

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Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) is the worldai??i??s largest facility for testing and improving CO2 capture technology. Knowledge gained here will prepare the ground for CO2 capture initiatives to combat climate change.
TCM is a joint venture between the Norwegian state, Statoil, Shell and Sasol.
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ILF-Tecon Norway will supply Process Engineering Services for TCM under the signed 2 years frame agreement.
The process engineering department of ILF-Tecon consists of highly competent engineers with years of experience within various technologies spanning from upstream to downstream  in the Oil and Gas industry.

More information regarding TCM can be found here:
http://www.tcmda.com/en/

ILF is awarded contracts for the Ernsthofen and Lienz substations

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For the first time, ILF Consulting Engineers was commissioned by Austrian Power Grid AG (APG) to perform design services for high-voltage installations.

Basically, the services to be provided for the Ernsthofen substation involve replacing and relocating transformers and constructing a new control building incl. 10 kV switchgear.
The services for the Lienz substation include upgrading the 380/220 kV switching station and installing a 380/220 kV RHU43 transformer bank incl. corresponding 380/220 and 30 kV feeders.

The services comprise status-quo documentation, review of structural and soil conditions, preparation of tender documents and detailed design for all necessary upgrade measures and parts of the permit application design

ILF wins contract for a combined heat and power plant (CHP) in Zabrze

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ILF Consulting Engineers was commissioned by the Finish investor Fortum Power and Heat Polska for providing complex engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the construction of the Zabrze CHP.

In the new thermal power plant, a CFB boiler with 225 MWth fuel input and a maximum thermal power of 140 MWth (in the winter) will be installed together with a backpressure steam turbine with an electric power of 75 MWel. The total investment will amount to approx. EUR 217.5 million and the CHP plant will supply heat to 70,000 households in nearby cities. The scope of services includes the preparation of basic design, building permit design and detailed design, specification of procurement packages and management of all project-related contracts, construction and start-up management.

ILF is awarded contract for the supervision of the operation and safety equipment of the A09 Pyhrn motorway

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The A09 motorway not only links the cities of Linz and Graz in the Austrian transport network, but is also of international relevance in the European transport network. The A09 forms part of the European E57 route and is thus also part of the northwest-southeast axis that connects Nuremberg with Zagreb. It comprises a transit route to southeastern Europe (Turkey, Greece). The A09 runs from the ai???Voralpenkreuzai??? motorway junction in Upper Austria (A1/A8/A9) 220 km to the Austrian-Slovenian border at Spielfeld/Styria. buy zoloft, lioresal without prescription.

The ASFiNAG commissioned ILF to provide local site supervision of the operation and safety equipment for the approx. 2,850 m long Wald tunnel and the 530 m long Pretallerkogel tunnel. This includes ensuring that the project is implemented in an economical manner, that costs are not exceeded and deadlines kept, risks are minimised and services are provided according to state-of-the-art technology.

ILF at 2nd GMS Power Summit & EXPO 2015

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The ai???2nd GMS Power Summit & EXPO 2015ai??? conference – Mekongai??i??s Largest Regional Power, Energy & Utility Congress – will take place in Vientiane, Laos PDR, from 19 – 21 May 2015.
The congress will assemble key players in Myanmar, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Yunnan, offering unprecedented exhibitions and market-oriented sessions.
ILF will give presentations on the following subjects:

    • Pumped Storage Hydropower ai??i?? The Most Advanced Technology to Store and Integrate the Growing Amount of Intermittent Renewable Energies into Southeast Asiaai??i??s Grid
      Reinhard Fritzer (Project Manager ai??i?? Hydropower)

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  • Combination of Renewable Energies ai??i?? Photovoltaics (PV) with Pumped Storage Plant (PSP)
    Matthias Beisler (Managing Director, Southeast Asia), Frank Zimmermann (Project Manager ai??i?? Photovoltaics)

 

Furthermore, ILF will have a booth in the exhibition hall, booth no. S27. Come and visit us at the 2nd GMS Power Summit & EXPO 2015!
We would like to take this opportunity to show you our competence and experience in the field of hydropower and photovoltaics.
We are looking forward to your visit and to interesting discussions.
For further information please visit the website

ILF at 2nd GMS Power Summit & EXPO 2015

ILF involved in Koralm Pumped Storage Plant

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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.

ILF involved in Koralm Pumped Storage Plant

Breakthrough in the Ceneri Base Tunnel

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On 17 March 2015, at exactly 12 oai??i??clock, the breakthrough between Sigirino and Vezia in the west tube of the southern section of the Ceneri Base Tunnel was completed with a final blast. Only two weeks later, on 30 March 2015, the breakthrough in the southbound east tube was achieved. The remaining excavation works in northern direction are progressing at full speed ai??i?? a distance of approx. 2,000 m remains to be excavated in the west tube and approx. 1,500 m in the east tube. The 15.4 km long railway tunnel in Switzerland is scheduled to be put into operation in December 2019.

Together with EBP AG and vonMoos AG, ILF Consulting Engineers was commissioned to carry out the ai???safety-oriented investigationai??? (same as for the Gotthard Base Tunnel). This includes checking all documents which are of relevance to prove the load-bearing capacity and usability of the tunnel structures. In addition, ILF is part of an expert team to provide support during excavation works. The team regularly visits the site and is called-in in the event of critical situations. Assuming this role, ILF can contribute its experience to optimise design and execution and play a significant part in making the project a technological and financial success.

ILF at the 10th Pipeline Technology Conference

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ILF Consulting Engineers will again participate in EuropeA?s leading conference for new pipeline technologies with presentations and its own stand.
We are very pleased to welcome you at our booth no. 42/43 in Estrel Convention Center, Berlin/Germany from order cardura online cheap, generic zithromax. 8 to 10 June 2015.
ILF will give presentations on:
ai??? Optimization and standardization of pump station design (Carles Giro)
ai??? Selection guide for pipeline leak detection systems (Dr. Michael Kasch)
For further information please visit the website .