• Project Location: Austria

  • Client: Gas Connect Austria GmbH

BERNARD Gruppe was entrusted with the project planning of the renewal measures, the permit application with regard to laws and regulations and the award procedures, as well as with technical and ecological site supervision. In total, almost 15 km of pipelines were renewed, two gas stations were decommissioned, another two were adapted and one new station was built.
The second project stage proved to be a great challenge as it comprised the crossing of an oxbow lake of the Danube, which enjoys special protection for flora and fauna in the Donau-Auen National Park. Preliminary surveys and coordination with a large number of authorities and stakeholders from two Austrian provinces, who were in charge of nature conservation, forestry, groundwater and flood protection, started about a year and a half before the beginning of construction.