Bilfinger Berger wins Reisseck II pumped-storage hydro project contract

Germany-based construction firm Bilfinger Berger has won a contract for constructing the pressure tunnel plating as well as other piping system components for Verbund Austrian Hydro Power at the Reisseck II pumped-storage hydropower plant in Austria, Bilfinger Berger announced.

The steel pressure shaft with a diameter of 3.6 meters channels water from the reservoir into the new 430-MW power plant approximately 560 meters below.

Bilfinger Berger said it is the only provider in Europe that can independently manufacture and assemble pressure pipes.

Recently, global engineering and consulting firm Poyry was awarded contracts by Verbund for the provision of engineering services and for site supervision during construction of the Reisseck II pumped-storage hydro plant.

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