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Nuclear Power Plant Neckarwestheim

Construction-accompanying consulting and support for the new construction of a shipping pier

At the location Neckarwestheim, 10 km south of Heilbronn, EnBW Kernkraft GmbH operates a nuclear power plant with two units. The unit GKN has been shut down since 2011 and the renaturation of the facility is currently being prepared. With the unit GKN II, electricity can be produced up until a maximum of late 2022. After that, the renaturation of this facility is to be initiated as well.

The renaturation of the two facilities will lead to a high transport volume of freight and materials. Due to the fact that the power plant has no connection to the rail network of the Deutsche Bahn, transport are solely possible through street or water routes. In order to lighten the burden on the regional road network and to furthermore reduce street transports, the construction of a shipping pier on the power plant site was planned. With this shipping pier, the so-called ”Roll on/Roll off” principle can be applied.

The shipping pier consists of an approx. 81 m long quay wall, at which ships can berth, and of an approx. 20 m long ramp that leads from the shore to the Neckar. Over this ramp, vehicles with transport freight can directly drive from the power plant site onto the freighter and vise versa. This way, safe loading processes are possible even without a firmly installed crane.

ZPP INGENIEURE was commissioned with the technical support and collaboration in the team of the client-sided construction management for the new construction of the shipping pier.

The rendered services encompassed the
_coordination of the companies and expert bureaus involved in the execution
_professional and schedule-based accompaniment of the construction process
_approval of construction services
_production of documentation

Picture source: EnBW
EnBW Kernkraft GmbH
Period of service
2016 - 2017
Neckarwestheim, Germany
  • Consulting
  • Project Controlling