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Wed December 08 2021

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BAM wins turbine hall contract for Austrian hydro scheme

1 Dec 14 BAM’s German tunnelling specialist Wayss & Freytag has won a joint venture contract worth about €14m (£11m) for the turbine building at a hydroelectric scheme in Austria.

Client Gemeinschaftskraftwerk Inn will operate the hydroelectric power station, which will be located in the Inn valley in Austria and will provide clean energy to approximately 100,000 households.

A new dam will be constructed as part of the project, which will create a 2km-long reservoir stretching beyond the Austrian border into Switzerland. Water will be fed through a 22km-long tunnel to the turbine building, which will be located 160m beneath the dam and convert hydropower into electricity. The water will flow back to the Inn through a 300m-long underground channel. The BAM joint venture will be responsible for the construction of the turbine building and the outflow channel.

The power station is expected to be operational by 2018.

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