Ground-breaking Ceremony at the Sylvenstein Dam Upgrade Project

The Sylvenstein Dam in Bavaria, Germany, will in the future provide reliable protection against flooding based on state-of-the-art technology. The benefit of what is the largest single flood protection measure ever undertaken in Bavaria was underlined by the state’s Environment minister Dr. Marcel Huber when, together with BAUER AG chairman Prof. Thomas Bauer, he turned the first sod earlier this summer to mark the start of construction work. In the current construction phase BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH is installing a diaphragm wall in the dam down to a depth of 70 m.

The Sylvenstein Reservoir is the most important of its kind in Bavaria. It was constructed between 1954 and 1959 as the first large state reservoir in Bavaria. After 50 years in operation, it is now being updated to the latest state-of-the art. The state of Bavaria is investing €25 million ($32 million) in the upgrade of the Sylvenstein Dam through to the year 2015.

Source: BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH

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