German utility seeks to expand upper, lower reservoirs of 1,050-MW Markersbach pumped-storage

Vattenfall Europe Generation AG seeks bids for construction to expand the upper and lower reservoirs of the 1,050-MW Markersbach pumped-storage project on Germany’s Mittweida River. Bids are due August 22.

Vattenfall Europe Generation, the German unit of Sweden-based Vattenfall AB, has performed numerous modifications to Markersbach since it was commissioned 30 years ago in Saxony State. In 2012, the utility took bids for concrete work at 11 hydro projects including Markersbach. Much of the planned increase in pumped storage capacity in Germany is due to expansion of existing projects.

The utility now seeks bids for construction work to expand both the upper and lower reservoirs of Markersbach. To be performed between February 2015 and September 2016, the work includes demolition and reconstruction of embankments, concrete replacement and repair, reconstruction of concrete surface seal on the water-side embankment slope, replacement of a gantry crane, partial demolition and reconcreting of a spillway, and other tasks.

Tender documents may be obtained from the address below. Bids, in German, are due August 22 to Vattenfall Europe Business Service GmbH, Angebotseingangsstelle (Raum 4.0.113), Puschkinallee 52, 12435 Berlin, Germany.

For information, contact Vattenfall Europe Generation AG, Presswitzer Strasse 23, Attn.: Marika Breunung, 07338 Hohenwarte, Germany; (49) 3026714282; E-mail:

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