Everything on schedule at the fish bypass at the Abwinden-Asten power plant

8/14/2019Asten, Luftenberg

VERBUND, Austria’s leading electricity company and operator of the five Danube power plants in Upper Austria, is working on a barrier-free Danube. The Danube power plant Abwinden-Asten is currently being upgraded with a fish bypass. The work is on schedule and the fish bypass should be completed for all forms of aquatic life by the end of the year.

Progress at the five-kilometre-long construction site at the Danube power plant Abwinden-Asten is swift. Intensive work is currently being done on the new channel. Excavators, giant lorries, concrete mixers and many other heavy load vehicles that get every (child’s) heart racing are in use over the entire length of the site. The corrugated metal culverts, which will later become bridges, have already been installed. The concrete for the inlet structure is already in place, the steel components are being installed.

A few other areas, such as at the Mitterwasser old arm, have also already been completed: the channel is structured, i.e. shallow and deep-water zones as well as deadwood structures, such as deliberately felled trees, have been created and are now waiting for the water to arrive.
The construction site is on schedule
All work being done on the entire channel is running to schedule and will be completed by the end of the year. The remaining tasks will follow at the beginning of 2020 and the fish bypass will be activated in spring 2020. Until then, cycle path R4 will remain diverted for safety reasons (March 2020). Diversion signs indicate the temporary cycle path. The access road to Lake Ausee is also specially signposted.
 
The Abwinden-Asten fish bypass is part of the project “LIFE+ Netzwerk Donau“.
 

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