Extension of the pumped storage power station at Vianden by an 11th machine, Lot 1 – Structural installations, Luxemburg
Ed. Züblin AG, IU Directorate – Tunnel Construction, Stuttgart
Strabag AG, IQ Directorate, Vienna
Jäger Bau GmbH, Schruns
The largest pumpe storage power station in Europe in the township of Vianden in Luxemburg, with a peak capacity at the present time of 1,100 MW, is being extended by a further turbine with a capacity of 200 MW.
The construction work includes the carcasse work for the cavern, as well as the access galleries, shafts, and intake and outlet structures.
Tunnel construction in particular is where pumps are in most cases required to work under especially difficult conditions. This is why the sites have their own workshops, where machinery and equipment can be repaired and maintained. In this situation, simple maintenance of the pumps is an important consideration in ensuring long and trouble-free operation.
Training the workshop personnel, with the aim of enabling them to carry out the maintenance and repair of Tsurumi pumps themselves.