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October 2020


New Delhi Railway Station Renovations

An Iconic Landmark in India

New Delhi Railway Station (NDRS) is the second busiest in India. With 16 platforms, it handles over 400 trains and 425,000 passengers daily. Under the mandate of modernisation of railways stations by the Government of India, the station will soon undergo major transformation aimed at providing modern passenger amenities. 

Tractebel in India has been awarded the contract for carrying out Feasibility Studies, Detailed Master Planning, Urban Designing, Engineering & Preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the re-development of NDRS as a multi-model hub with state-of-the-art amenities such as elevated concourse and multi-level car parking, to mention a few. 

By 2024 NDRS will be turned into a world-class destination that includes a mix of retail, office and hospitality developments, including 5-star hotels and serviced apartments improving the potential for tourism as well as the economy in New Delhi and surrounding regions. 

Would you like to learn more about this project? 
Contact: Rahul JOTSHI and Virendra JHA 

Tractebel takes great pride in being associated with the modernization of the New Delhi Railway Station and contributing towards its development into an iconic landmark representative of the Capital city of India. Vivek Sehgal, CEO, Middle East & India.

Testimonio II

Luxurious Addition to Monaco’s Landscape

Testimonio II is one of the biggest construction projects ongoing in the Monaco Principality, due to be finalized by 2022.  A combination of luxury apartments, quality schools for children, and a breath-taking view of Monaco, this magnificent modern complex in the east of Monaco will stretch from Boulevard d’Italie to Avenue Princesse-Grace, over a surface of 9,755m2. 

Tractebel's engineers have been involved from the start, ready to turn this project into the reality envisaged by the stakeholders: project owner SAM Testimonio II (Marzocco Group & Vinci Immobilier), architect Alexandre Giraldi and the Arquitectonica firm.

Testimonio 2 SAM / Arquitectonica Architectes / Agence Alexandre Giraldi

The sea-facing project includes two residential towers, a set of luxury apartments including five villas, an International School and a nursery as well as a 13-story underground car park with 1,100 spaces. 

Following the construction of the Odeon Tower from 2009 – 2015, once again Tractebel is being entrusted with this new challenge, tackling unique construction characteristics present in Monegasque projects such as reduced plots, a dense urban environment, working in an active seismic zone and complex phasing issues for works. 

Interested in learning more about this project? 
Contact: Gaëlle RENOUD-LIAS 

District Heating and Cooling Systems in China

Tractebel in the Philippines has been appointed by the Beijing United Gas Engineering & Technology Co., Ltd. (BUGET) for Advisory Services for district heating and cooling systems (DHC).  

This assignment involves the assessment of the optimal generation mix to supply the DHC system from the technical & economic point of view. District Heating and Cooling Systems provide comfort with space heating or conditioned air to everyone in commercial offices, community housing projects, industrial buildings and public facilities, at the same time as lowering CO2 emissions. 

Thanks to Prosumer tool, we can define the best investment strategy for multi-fluid systems and provide alternatives to lowering carbon emissions. Prosumer will also enable us to determine the mix of optimum energy assets (electricity, heat, cooling, hydrogen, etc.), their capacity and how to best use them. 

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Quality Control Guardians for TenneT Transmission Lines Steel Towers

Germany’s biggest transmission grid operator, TenneT, has awarded Tractebel the contract to contribute to the project execution of a 380 kV overhead line, covering 145 km between Dollern and Landesbergen. In parallel, the Business Line Urban Germany/Lahmeyer Deutschland has been granted the contract for assuring quality control and expediting the production of transmission line steel towers from factories in Germany, Spain, Italy and Turkey. 

Currently, around 30,000 tons of steel are being delivered from several worldwide steel manufacturers destined to various TenneT projects. Our experts inspect the quality of the steel in the factories, from production, quality management processes, galvanizing, coating, packing to loading following strict protocols and specifications.  

COVID 19 has imposed several challenges to inspecting production sites outside of Germany, but we are confident that regular activities will resume shortly, allowing timely delivery to move forward with ongoing projects. 

For more information about this project contact:  Oliver BISCHOFF 

Stiemer Valley

A Resilient Blue-Green Network for Genk 

The Stiemer is an 8 km stream that runs through nearly 700 hectares of urbanised areas with more than 1,000 ponds surrounding the cities of Hasselt and Genk in Belgium.  

The city of Genk appointed Tractebel to develop a spatial masterplan for the transformation of the valley into a resilient blue-green urban park while optimising the hydrological, ecological and recreational potential of the valley.  

Tractebel’s multidisciplinary experts, including urbanists, landscape architects, hydrologists and ecologists developed a strategic masterplan, which not only transforms the valley itself, but also activates a renewed method of urban rainwater management within urban neighbourhoods surrounding the valley. As a result, the natural water system will be restored, a more biodiverse valley created, sewage overflows minimised and climate robust neighborhoods will be developed.   

This masterplan identifies four key spatial elements to strengthen the spatial relationship between neighbourhoods and the valley landscape:  

  • Linear gardens transform the canalised Stiemer into a public space,  
  • Nature reserves are areas of high ecological potential in which human access is limited, 
  • Urban Valley edges are defined as spaces that have potential for urban renewal linking entry points to the valley, and   
  • A valley route which connects the spatial elements and links neighbourhoods to the valley landscape.   

In the near future, the valley will be developed into a blue-green urban park, connecting strategic city sites, neighbourhoods and nature reserves, whilst contributing to the climate resilience of Genk.

Would you like more information about this project?
Contact: Mark WILSCHUT

Urban Resilience in Brazil

Tucunduba Basin Integrated Sanitation Project

Managing disaster risk and the impacts of climate change have long been an important focus of urban resilience. The hydrographic basins of Belém, in Brazil, are known by the low-level land, intersected by small streams, and surrounding dense population. The Tucunduba Basin Integrated Sanitation project aims to improve the wellbeing of many families that are vulnerable to constant flooding and the social, economic, and environmental consequences. 

The project covers the relocation of the population that live on the margins of the streams and the rectification of the Tucunduba River (3.900 meters long). The scope of the project includes the implementation of a water supply system, the sewage network and the recovery of the sewage treatment station, as well as the implementation of a storm drainage system in addition to the construction of fifteen bridges and six walkways. 

Urban resilience aims to help communities adapt to a greater variety of changing conditions and withstand environmental shocks while maintaining essential functions. Within this context the Tucunduba Basin project covers housing and access improvement, recovery of the degraded areas and water urbanism for flood prevention resulting in significant improvements in the lives of nearly two hundred thousand people who will have access to decent living conditions, health, sanitation, urban mobility, security in addition to improving land use and occupation whilst simultaneously mitigating climate change impacts.  

Would you like more information about this project?
Contact: Felipe BICALHO