Renewal of the power supply at the Sonnblick Observatory
The energy supply for the Sonnblick observatory was set up over 30 years ago. In order to protect the line from failures in the future, a redundant energy supply with a second 20 kV energy air traveling cable is being set up.
The existing 220 kV line, which leads from the Salzburg substation (Elixhausen) to the Tauern substation (Kaprun), was built in 1960. After a long period of operation, modernization is now urgently required.
At the beginning of June 2018 ÖBB Infrastruktur AG commissioned European Trans Energy GmbH to electrify the Gailtal Railway. The single-track line from Arnoldstein to Hermagor was fully electrified by the end of the 2019.
Upgrade of Route (ABS) 48, Geltendorf – Lindau, VE 06 Hergatz – Lindau
For the line upgrade Munich - Lindau EUROPTEN was contracted to install the overhead line system at the track section from Hergatz to Lindau. By closing the electrification gap of the last track section between Hergatz and Lindau trains will soon be able to run with electric traction from Munich to the Allgäu region.
Upgrade of Route (ABS) 48, Geltendorf – Lindau, VE 01 Geltendorf (e) – Buchloe (e), Lot 1.2
The electrification and upgrading of the track section from Munich via Memmingen to Lindau creates a modern transportation service for the Allgäu region and the connection between the two European metropoles Munich and Zurich.
EUROPTEN carried out the planning and the entire construction of the overhead line system for the western Höllentalbahn (Hell Valley Railway) line, i.e. line 4300 W, from Freiburg main station to Neustadt station.
In September 2016 the Swiss railway company Zentralbahn awarded EUROPTEN Schweiz AG the contract to construct the overhead line in the rail section from Sachseln to Giswil. The track was completely closed for these works from kilometers 23.3 to 29. During this complete closure of the track 3.9 km of catenary and 750 metres of rail tracks had to be removed and rebuild. This required a close coordination with the track construction company.
On 15 April 2017, Holy Saturday, two trains collided at Meidling railway station at 4.30 p.m. and damaged the overhead line system. With the commitment and effort of the EUROPTEN team operation of the railway traffic was restored quickly.
To facilitate freight and passenger traffic the Pottendorf Line will be completely upgraded between Wiener Neustadt and Vienna Meidling. In January 2017 EUROPTEN was commissioned to carry out the pole setting and overhead line works between Hennersdorf station and Achau railway station (construction section 1). This was completed at the end of 2019.
Esbjerg – Lunderskov is the first section of the Danish Electrification Programme which aims at electrifying approximately 1,300 km of railway tracks by 2026. EUROPTEN supported this project as a subcontractor for overhead line installations.
In the course of implementing the energy transition TenneT TSO GmbH and Amprion GmbH plan to upgrade the transmission grid in Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia. One section of this upgrade comprises the line with a length of 31.3km from Dörpen West substation to the connection point in Meppen.
FART SA, based in Locarno, Switzerland, operates the narrow-gauge railway, with a gauge of one meter, from Locarno in the canton of Ticino through Centovalli to the Swiss border in Ribellasca, Italy. The catenary system is a maintenance-intensive catenary system that dates back to the 1950s.
The Three Lakes Railway (line 4301) diverges from the Höllental railway (line 4300) at Titisee station. It runs as a branch line to Seebrugg station and ends there at kilometer 19,810. The entire system was renewed by European Trans Energy GmbH from April to June 2016.
After the Gotthard Tunnel the Ceneri Base Tunnel is the second biggest tunnel building project of the ‘New Railway Link through the Alps’ (NRLA) in Switzerland. This route is aiming at improving the rail transit traffic from north to south and at shifting goods traffic from road to rail.
The project ‘Erding Ring Closure (Erdinger Ringschluss) – Improving the Rail Connection to Munich Airport’ was aiming for improving the rail connection of the Munich Airport and for connecting the airport not only with suburban railways (S-Bahn) but also regional railways.
Tullnerfeld station connects the new line from Vienna to St. Pölten to the existing line from Tulln to Herzogenburg. This section will provide sufficient capacities for freight transport and faster intervals for passenger transport.
RAIL NODE ROSSLAU – DESSAU, 2nd CONSTRUCTION PHASE
The projects ‘Section 4, Coswig‘ and ‘Section 6, Rosslau Goods Station, Construction Phase 4’ included restructures of rail systems between Coswig and Piesteritz and a restructure of the Rosslau Goods Station (construction phase 4).
380 KV LINE FROM ALTENFELD SUBSTATION TO BAVARIAN STATE BORDER
The South-West Interconnector, also known as the ‘Thuringian power bridge’, was a 380 kV overhead line constructed by 50Hertz in three sections between Bad Lauchstädt (Saxony-Anhalt) and Redwitz (Bavaria).