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Muehlau harbour

Project and structural planning for the expansion and the extension of the trimodal KV terminal

The harbour of Mannheim consists of four harbours, one of them being the Muelhau harbour, at which a trimodal KV terminal is situated. Due to the KV terminal reaching its capacity limits and apart from that, due to a tremendous, additional demand for transship services looming medium- and long-term at this location, the plan calls for the expansion and extension of the container terminal by about 400 m through the Staatliche Rhein-Neckar Hafengesellschaft Mannheim mbH (HGM).

The following constructional measures are required for the expansion of the KV terminal:
_Strengthening of the wharf facility: approx. 395 m
_Shore-based crane rail foundation on pillars: approx. 400 m
_Extension of the trans-ship tracks as gully tracks: approx. 1.600 m
_Extension of the driving and loading lanes: approx. 740 m
_Container attachment: approx. 21.500 m²

The expansion areas are supposed to be attached as container storage spaces for the trans-shipping via concrete ceilings and are to be equipped with the required constructional and technical facilities. For the rail loading, the track connection with connection to the railway network of the Deutsche Bahn AG is newly constructed, respectively reconstructed. Additionally, three loading tracks for the loading of the containers onto railway cars are erected on the soon to be newly constructed area. Two new container portal cranes are erected as handling devices for the loading ship-track-street both of which are frequented in north-south-direction with a portal width of 32.50 m on a water- and a shore-based crane railway track.
ZPP renders its services as part of the engineering association ”Ingenieurgemeinschaft trimodales KV-Terminal Mannheim-Mühlauhafen“ with the project planning for the quayside and crane rail foundation in section 3 - civil engineering structures for the service phases 1 to 7 (basic evaluation, pre-planning, draft planning, approval planning, execution planning, preparation of the contract awarding, participating in the contract awarding process) and the specialist planning for all engineering structures in section 1 - structural planning for the service phases 1 to 6 (basic evaluation, pre-planning, draft planning, approval planning, execution planning, preparation of the contract awarding) in accordance with HOAI (Official Scale of Fees for Services by Architects and Engineers).

HGM - Staatliche Rhein-Neckar-Hafengesellschaft Mannheim mbH
Period of service
since 2014
Mannheim, Germany
  • Planning