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Die Bautechnik - ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik
The customer magazine of ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik
Die Bautechnik
No. 2 | 2013
Flood defences show
signs of success
Opportunities for wind power exports
Asia on the ascent
Large sheet pile contract in China
ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik
03 Editorial
Dear Readers
Welcome to another edition of our customer magazine.
We have an exciting summer behind us. True to our motto “We keep things moving”, our
company continues to develop in order to gain an optimum position in the market. Our
participation in the bauma fair back in April was an impressive demonstration of this.
A look at the current developments in our business puts us in a positive mood. The first contracts
for our new TKL sheet pile system are already on the order books – and demand is rising. We have
already supplied large quantities of this exclusive sheet pile for projects in Algeria. Likewise positive
are the developments in the demand for the latest anchor systems in the Eastern European market.
And the future looks promising, too. The foundation for a successful structure is to recognise
changes in good time. To do this, ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik is creating new, innovative solutions that
are urgently needed at many places around the world.
In Germany, the serious flooding at the start of the summer once again showed us just how
important systematic and sustainable preventive measures are. Therefore, a large part of this issue
is devoted to the subject of flood defences because despite the disastrous events, we can say with
confidence that our flood defence systems held. Without them many people would have suffered
even more. This is one of the reasons why we are receiving many enquiries for our systems, a
growing number of them from abroad, as the article about Pakistan on page 18 shows. In the light
of this, we are pushing ahead with the expansion of the machinery business, for sale and for hire,
and internationally, too. New storage depots, branches and sales offices are supporting this growth
so we can guarantee our customers the best possible availability of our products and our expert
consultancy services.
One example of this is our activities in Belarus and Ukraine. A separate branch in Kiev is now
responsible for these countries. Kazakhstan and Abu Dhabi represent further new bases for sales.
However, in the end it is always the people that make our company successful. We want to bring
this home by introducing you to our local teams. Our new column “Behind the scenes” gives you the
chance to find out who makes ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik what it is.
“We keep things moving”, both big and small. We hope you will continue working together with us.
We are here for you!
Have fun reading this new edition...
Jens Günther
Godehard Drees
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Contents 04
06 / Contents
Special: extreme flood(s)
06 / One flood over, another one coming
Flood defences show signs of success
13 / Rostock:
07 / Catastrophe in Fischbeck
boost for wind power
16 / Beauty spot on Rügen Island:
the coastal village of Vieregge
08 / Schönebeck:
that was close
Palm Lock in Launeburg:
enough is not enough
09 / Bleckede:
quick protection
Wittenberge inland port:
still under construction but already protected
Mulde Dyke, Saxony
New barrier:
Greifswald battens down the hatches
10 / 12 / Bützow:
now welcoming river excursions
Contents 05
27 / 13 / 23 / WORLDWIDE
18 / 26 /
Expert help for Pakistan’s flood defences
St. Petersburg:
new quay for heavy ice-breakers
MÜLLER MS-6 HFB SG excavator-mounted vibrator
20 /
21 / Sochi:
fit for the Olympics
22 /
Initial project in China:
big contract on big river
27 /
28 / Restructuring at Export West
The future regional teams
29 / 23 /
Hong Kong Airport:
it just grows and grows
Behind the scenes
24 /
Bremen Branch
When the bauma calls...
Eastern Europe covets anchor systems
TKL sheet pile business on the up in Algeria
New branches worldwide
ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik is expanding
30 /
Save the date
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06 SPECIAL Extreme flood(s)
One flood over, another one coming
Flood defences show signs of success. But there is still plenty to do.
Will the dykes hold? The extreme floods of 2002 and 2006 are still fresh in our minds.
But once again thousands of people living near the Elbe and the Danube were asking this
fundamental question. Unexpectedly heavy rain persisting for days at the end of May 2013
caused river levels to rise again – and reach record levels in the end. Again, defences
were damaged and in some places destroyed completely. Towns and villages were
again flooded, lives were put at risk, jobs and careers put on the line, valuable property
and possessions wiped out. The cost of the damage in Germany alone is estimated at
€12–15 billion. Questions remain to be answered: Can we not achieve more systematic
prevention measures? One of the few pieces of good news was that defence systems from
ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik stood up to the
challenges without exception.
The flood protection systems of ThyssenKrupp
Bautechnik were put to the test more than once in May
and June 2013. It became clear that steel sheet piles
are the first choice, especially in the case of extreme
loads, as we saw in the latest serious flooding. Sheet
piles are highly dependable when dykes are subjected
to high static pressures and are at risk of being washed
away or undermined.
Usually embedded invisibly in the ground, sheet piles
also provide a firm foundation for planning additional,
demountable flood defences that can be set up as
required. This solution is especially popular in scenic
areas where it is important to preserve attractive views of
riverbanks or towns and cities. Demountable defences in
the form of our TKR aluminium stop log system are set up
very quickly and on this occasion were used, for example,
in the historic quarter of Dresden, in Schönebeck and
in Lauenburg.
Sheet piles are worth their weight in gold
At the end of the day, steel flood defences represent a
very efficient answer that pays for itself – and not just
seen in terms of the damage they prevent. Another aspect
that should not be underestimated is the speed with
which such construction measures are accomplished.
This is because the installation times – and essentially
we are talking about driving sheet and other steel piles
– are decidedly short, which makes sheet piles not only
suitable for new projects, but also ideal for repairs or
stabilisation measures at existing weak spots.
ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik developed its new TKL
sheet pile specifically for this. Besides the advantages
intrinsic to the system, sheet pile solutions are also
economic. Furthermore, with 30 000 t of sheet pile
materials stored in various locations across Germany,
good availability and quick deliveries are guaranteed.
TKR aluminium stop log system protects Dresden’s valuable past
Dresden, “Italienisches Dörfchen” – it was at this restaurant that floodwaters
reached their highest: 8.75 m. The demountable wall of TKR aluminium stop
log elements was set up quickly over a length of about 34 m and raised the
level of protection by 1.40 m. Such walls, quickly erected, also protected many
other areas in Dresden-Kaditz. It is here that the advantages of this system are
readily apparent: for most of the time views of the River Elbe and the city are
unobstructed. This is important because both areas are among the most popular
riverside promenades in Dresden, which have been turned by the media into a
sort of “typical picture” of the city’s historic quarter. The floods have now turned
our stop logs into true “celebrities” that always show their best side.
Another demountable system has been recently ordered for Dresden-Gohlis.
Dipl.-Ing. Frank Himpel
Dresden Branch
Tel: +49 3528 445874
[email protected]
SPECIAL Extreme flood(s) 07
Spectacular dyke failure at Fischbeck
Now sealed with sheet piles
The pictures from Fischbeck in Saxony-Anhalt were seen around
the world. A massive gap opened up in the dyke and led to a whole
region being flooded in no time at all. But the disaster teams did not
give in; they quickly tried out something new. In a daring operation,
old barges were towed into position across the gap and scuppered
to close off the opening.
However, this successful temporary solution had to be quickly
replaced by a permanent one because further serious floods were
forecast. So, in just two days (see inset) 188 t of sheet pile sections
were driven 7 m into the ground over a length of 150 m. A crack in
the dyke about 200 m away was also sealed permanently in the same
way. The plant and materials for this rapid answer were supplied by
ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik.
Stefan Reimann
Magdeburg Branch
Tel: +49 391 501126
[email protected]
Catastrophe in Fischbeck
The dyke failure: The water in the Elbe rose to extreme levels at Fischbeck. The
enormous amounts of water subjected the flood defences to forces that nobody could
have foreseen. The dyke broke and the water quickly ripped open a gap 120 m wide.
The consequences: The masses of water – estimated at one million litres per
second – flowed unchecked over the land beyond. Without the dyke, a huge area
was left unprotected. Towns and villages 10 km away from the river were affected.
The daring idea: It soon became clear that conventional methods, e.g. sandbags,
had met their match here. So a decision was taken to try something that had never
been tried before. Despite the severe currents, a barge was towed across the river
and positioned in the opening. Army experts used explosives to scupper the barge
at this position. It sank and could then be stabilised with sand and stones dropped
from helicopters.
After this idea had been seen to work, a second barge was obtained and sunk.
More stones and sand were dropped to try to close off the rest of the opening.
The surely record-breaking solution: As further floods were looming, it was
decided on 26 June to close off the damaged part of the dyke permanently with sheet
piles. Magdeburg-based Spezialtiefbau GmbH was appointed to carry out the work.
The plant required was immediately transported from ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik’s
branch in Magdeburg with a police escort. The sheet pile sections necessary were
available there and in Seelze near Hannover. It was therefore possible to begin
the permanent measures on the same day, 26 June. And just two days later the
disaster teams had achieved their goal. The gap had been closed, preventing any
more water from flowing through the dyke, and the impending next flood no longer
posed a threat to the residents of the area.
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08 SPECIAL Extreme flood(s)
Schönebeck: that was close
Another couple of centimetres and there would have been a disaster in Schönebeck. However,
the TKR aluminium stop log system providing the defences had been designed for an HQ
100* water level. Nevertheless, this nominal value was exceeded by an incredible 70 cm
on 9 June 2013. Luckily, all the planned allowances and reserves built into the design were
just sufficient to prevent flooding.
*) HQ 100 is the level or flow rate of a watercourse that, statistically,
is reached or exceeded once every 100 years.
Dipl.-Ing. Winfried Just
Berlin Branch
Tel: +49 3375 9217-22
[email protected]
Palm Lock, Lauenburg: enough is not enough
The good news: these flood defence measures were
also provided by the dependable TKR aluminium stop
log system. The building and the restaurant remained
dry, but the events had those responsible thinking again.
The reason was that the existing record level of 9.20 m
was exceeded by 10 cm. Although the demountable
flood defences are designed for 9.60 m, it became clear
that greater reserves are necessary; 10.50 m is being
Sigfried Steins
Bremen Branch
Tel: +49 4202 5197-12
[email protected]
SPECIAL Extreme flood(s) 09
Bleckede: quick protection
Bleckede on the River Elbe was counting on a combination of
sheet piles and TKR aluminium stop log system. These defences
were really put to the test – and convinced all those involved. It
was primarily the good sealing effect of this solution that proved
to be a real bonus. The fire brigade managed to erect the 30 m
long demountable wall in just 40 minutes, which put all residents’
minds at rest.
Sigfried Steins
Bremen Branch
Tel: +49 4202 5197-12
[email protected]
Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Kruse
Rostock Branch
Tel: +49 38208 842-12
[email protected]
Wittenberge inland port: still under construction but
already protected
The extreme floods caught the port at Wittenberge while
it was still under construction. A wall of sheet piles is
being built here, which upon completion will be extended
by the demountable TKR aluminium stop log system. As
the sheet piling was not yet completely finished, sand
was used to secure the area at short notice. However,
the sheet piles held back the water and no flooding took
Mulde Dyke, Saxony
ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik was appointed to close off
permanently two areas that had become damaged during
the recent flooding. More than 1000 t of TKL 606 sheet
piles were installed in the Mulde Dyke at Laussig-Mörtitz.
The driving operations were carried out with ease using
the modern ABI TM 13/16 telescopic leader and MRZV
20 VV vibrator. Saxony’s Dams Department appointed
contractor Joh. Wacht GmbH & Co. KG to carry out the
Wolfgang Lottes
Berlin Branch
Tel: +49 3375 9217-13
[email protected]
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10 SPECIAL Extreme flood(s)
New barrier: Greifswald battens
down the hatches
Wieck, a suburb of Greifswald, has thatched houses, fishing boats and a drawbridge-style
river crossing reminiscent of Holland, which makes it popular with tourists. But this idyll
is at risk because during storm tides off the Mecklenburg-Western Pomeranian coast, the
water is forced across the Greifswalder saltwater lagoon towards Wieck. A modern flood
barrier is therefore being built to protect this little town and the immediate area inland.
Innovative technology was needed to overcome some of the challenges here.
Extreme storm tides on the
Baltic coast? Recent decades
in particular have shown us
worldwide: the old rules no
longer apply. We always have to
reckon with something worse.
With this in mind, it was clear
that the flood defences in Wieck
no longer complied with today’s
design principles.
Wieck is located at the mouth of a
short, small river, the Ryck, which
flows past the town of Greifswald
and links it with the saltwater
lagoon. The river is wide here and
so boats can reach the town. An
inland port was therefore built
here many years ago.
Today, the port near the old
part of the town is mainly used
Built over water: driving was carried out from a jack-up barge
by pleasure craft. A barrier at
the mouth of the Ryck has to
guarantee protection against future floods, but must not hinder traffic 21 m, which provides adequate space for cable-operated excavator,
vibrator, hydraulic hammer, etc. In total, 1450 t of Larssen sections
on the river – and not during construction either.
were installed plus 260 t of coated tubular piles for the dolphins.
Controllable flood defences
The aim of the measure is therefore to be able to close off the river, Premiere for heavy equipment
which is 65 m wide at this point, with a 21 m wide rotating segment. The soil here is known to be difficult. It consists of sandy fill, trough
This barrier is located in the middle of the river, which means the strata and below 6 m there is boulder clay made up of debris and
adjacent dykes, banks and waterways must be upgraded and rocks. So at first it was not at all clear whether effective driving
would be possible here at all. In the light of this challenge, a decision
strengthened accordingly.
was made to use the new MÜLLER MS-40 HFV vibrator from
The work is being carried out by the Berlin Branch of ThyssenKrupp ThyssenKrupp Tiefbautechnik.
Bautechnik together with Berlin-based Züblin Wasserbau GmbH. Most From the outside, this new model looks exactly the same as the
of the sheet piles and dolphins were driven from the river. Züblin smaller version, the MS-32 HFV. However, the decisive advantage of
provided a jack-up barge for this work. The barge measures 18 x the bigger machine is its 25% higher static moment. That results in a
SPECIAL Extreme flood(s) 11
Facts & figures
New power: convincing progress thanks to the high static moment of the new MÜLLER MS-40 HFV vibrator;
MS-RHA 243 drilling rig in the background
greater amplitude, which in turn has a positive effect on
driving and extracting. The vibrator is driven by a 700 kW
power pack.
Everything ran like clockwork – an outcome that certainly
surprised all those involved. The tight timetable could
therefore be kept to and traffic on the river suffered no
major disruptions.
Pile sections
Sheet pile wall: 1450 t
L 603 10/ 10, L 605 K,
628+ 0.5, L 607 n, L 607 n- 0.5 and
L 703 sheet pile sections,
3.00–17.60 m long, grades
S 270 GP to S 430 GP
Interlock seals and coatings
sealed and partly coated
260 t tubular piles: 711.0 dia. x 32.0 mm,
13.00–16.30 m long
Government of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania,
State Department for Agriculture
& Environment, Western Pomerania
Züblin AG, Züblin Wasserbau GmbH, Berlin
Project duration
March 2011 to 2014
Sealing and coating work
W. Hartmann GmbH & Co. KG, Dortmund
Work on site
Installation of quay walls, excavation
shoring and dolphins
Construction of “Eldena” cofferdam and mooring piles
Project duration
Late 2011 to spring 2013
Gerd Bittner
ThyssenKrupp Tiefbautechnik GmbH,
Tel: +49 6631 781131
[email protected]
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12 Germany
Bützow: now welcoming river
Riverside facilities with prospects: the new promenade in Bützow now greets day-trippers
Bützow on the River Warnow could be reached by boat until well into the 1970s.
But as the river runs through a nature conservation area and supplies of drinking
water are taken from here, motorised vessels were banned. Trips along the river
are now being planned in order to boost tourism.
Facts & figures
Pile sections
270 t Larssen sheet piles,
L = 6.60–13.35 m
Anchor systems
75 Ischebeck Titan 40/20 micropilles,
16–23 m long, with end plates with
spherical recess, 30–50° rake with respect to horizontal (DIBt approval No. Z-34.14-209)
40 t walings, UU200 to UU300 and quay equipment, 12 round steel tie rods, ASF 3 in., L = 10.0 m, for horizontal
anchorages near the gas main 5 tubular dolphins, 406.4 dia. x 12.5 mm, L = 11.0 m,
grade S355 JO, with 4 m colour coating,
SikaCor SW 500
MÜLLER MS-16 HFV/ICE 14-16 vibrator
Bützow Local Authority, Building Dept.
To attract more visitors, the town of Bützow on the banks of the River Warnow
now has a new riverside promenade and a ferry jetty. The project opens up a
charming stretch of land alongside the river and helps to attract tourists to this
area. A total investment of €1.5 million was budgeted for this.
ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik was appointed to carry out the steel sheet piling works,
including walings and anchorages, in June 2012. Prior to this, joint preparations
and planning work had been carried out together with the contractor Tias Tiesler
GmbH. A proposal by ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik’s design office in Essen proved
to be worthwhile because it led to 30 t of materials being saved – in the end only
270 t were needed for the 220 m long sheet pile wall.
By December 2012, the citizens of Bützow were already enjoying strolling along
their new promenade. And since the new holiday season began, a boat offering
excursions to Schwaan in the Warnow nature conservation area has been
regularly casting off from here.
Tias Tiesler GmbH, Rostock-Waldeck,
(driving) and ASA Bau GmbH,
Detailed engineering design
Ing.-Büro A. Kohl Bützow
Dr.-Ing. Rehm, Baugrund GmbH
Ing.-Büro LAWA Güstrow GmbH
Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Kruse
Rostock Branch
Tel: +49 38208 842-12
[email protected]
Anchoring the sheet piles
with Ischebeck Titan
Rostock: boost for wind
Wind energy meanwhile accounts for more than 7% of electricity generation
in Germany – and this figure is set to rise. That means particular
opportunities for Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. One reason for this is that
more than half of the electricity generated already comes from the wind.
Another is that the plant manufacturers are investing in Mecklenburg-Western
Pomerania and are witnessing dynamic growth, with 70% of output being
exported. Production for
offshore wind farms and the
export business needs an
efficient infrastructure.
ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik is
playing its part in Rostock.
Wind energy is a cornerstone of Germany’s
new direction in energy policies, but also
a global market. In 2020 some 25–30%
of electricity in Germany should come
from renewable sources. Wind energy in
Germany’s neighbour, Denmark, has already
reached this percentage.
Wind turbine structures are big and are
getting even bigger. The highest towers are
in the meantime 160 m high – as tall as
Cologne Cathedral – and the rotor blades
have long since reached the 100 m mark.
For offshore or near-shore wind turbines,
transport by water is simply unavoidable.
Consequently, a new quay with heavy load facilities is
being built in Rostock’s “Gross Klein” Industrial Park.
ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik’s contribution to renewable
energy includes this new quay in Rostock.
The new quay has a water depth of 10.50 m. It is
being built to the south of the Neptune Wharf on the
River Warnow in front of an old steel sheet pile wall with
horizontal anchors dating from the 1980s. To meet the
future demands of the offshore wind energy industry, it
will be equipped with an 85 m long and 15 m wide slab
for heavy loads. More than €8 million are being invested
in the new berth; the opening is planned for late 2013.
So far a total of 1300 t of steel sheet piles has been
installed. The total length of the new Peiner sheet pile
wall, including the north and south retaining walls of
Larssen sheet piles, is about 280 m.
Acid test passed
As ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik is able to supply ex
stock, the materials required were available at short
notice. Even the necessary fabrication work (see “Site
report”) was quickly completed so nothing could hold
up rapid progress on site. All materials were delivered
environmentally friendly by rail from mid-January
2013 onwards. The driving operations were already
successfully completed by the start of May.
Once again, the use of Peiner sheet pile sections in
particular (see “Site report”) proved worthwhile. As in
other locations in Rostock and Warnemünde, the key
here was to install the sheet piles in the hard marl using
a combination of installation techniques and in doing so
avoid interlock declutching.
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The new heavy loads quay (red) and the crane rails (green) are readily visible on the driving drawing
An IHC S-90 hammer was used for driving the raking piles
Site report: the engineering in detail
The construction measures are divided into three areas, or rather
nine blocks each about 30 m long. Peiner PSP 900 sheet pile sections
in grade S430GP are being used in the main. Only block 1 is about
15 m long. It joins onto the southern retaining wall, which is about
31 m long and consists of L605K double piles in grade S430GP.
Blocks 4–6 form the heart of the facility, the quay for heavy
loads, which is designed for an imposed load of 250 kN/m². All the
other blocks are designed for an imposed load of 50 kN/m² in the
quay areas. These blocks protect the banks.
In area 4 of the old Laak Canal, or rather in blocks 7–9, there are
also approx. 80 m long crane rails cast into a concrete slab founded
on piles. These rails connect to the existing rails of the Neptune
Wharf to the north.
A total of 433 large-diameter bored piles plus the Peiner bearing piles
constitute the foundations for the heavy loads slab and the crane
rails. The reinforced concrete capping beam is 1.5 m wide and 2 m
deep measured from the top edge at +2.15 m above sea level. The
top edge of the Peiner wall is located at +0.95 m.
New replacement: the Peiner sheet piles already in place in
front of the old wall
The anchors for the new quay structure are in the form of 82 GEWI
63.5 anchors in grade S555/700 with duplex corrosion protection.
There is a structural connection between these and the DU 380 upper
waling in grade S355 J2+N. Only in area 4 of the old Laak Canal is the
anchorage in the form of 24 PSt 600/159 steel raking piles, approx.
31 m long, in grade S430GP – a special solution proposed by Ed.
Züblin AG. ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik was able to deliver these PSt
piles as well (approx. 120 t). The connection at the top of the sheet
pile wall is via a tubular waling, 457 dia. x 16 mm, in grade S355J2,
with 48 welded raking pile plates measuring 60 x 40 x 2150 mm.
In the area of the heavy loads quay, the toes of the bearing piles
were also strengthened with plates welded on site to cope with the
higher loads. Dynamic pile loading tests were carried out on six
PSp 900 bearing piles (included in the final structure) prior to the
actual start on site to check the loadbearing capacity. The required
capacity was confirmed and so no piles had to be extended. Actual
driving work was able to begin at the end of February 2013 – earlier
than originally envisaged.
easily overcome because a second intermediate pile was able to be
supplied at short notice. This was then attached to the rear interlocks
of the bearing piles and driven to the necessary depth. That saved
the need to remove the obstacle.
Once again, another general success factor proved to be the
many years of experience with the use of combined Peiner steel
sheet pile walls, the knowledge of the local circumstances and, last
but not least, the good cooperation with Ed. Züblin AG from Rostock.
Pitching the intermediate piles in the area of the heavy loads quay in blocks 4–6
Facts & figures
The PSp 900 Peiner sections were rolled at the start of January 2013 but
the intermediate sections were easily supplied at short notice from the
stocks of ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik. The Dortmund-based Hartmann
company fabricated these with P-interlocks to form double piles.
As predictions indicated very heavy driving in the marl down to about
approx. 15 m below sea level and thereafter in medium-dense to
dense fine sand strata, pre-drilling to loosen the ground was carried
out ahead of the driving. The new sheet pile wall was installed 1.80 m
in front of the old quay wall. Afterwards, the top of the old wall was
demolished to expose the old horizontal anchors.
MÜLLER PVE 38 M and MS-25 HF vibrators were used to pitch the
sheet piles in a driving guide, and an IHC S-70 hydraulic hammer to
drive the piles to their final depth, or an IHC S-90 for the raking piles.
All works were completed satisfactorily. One thing that was
particularly evident was the flexibility of the Peiner PSp sheet
pile system with outer interlocks on the PZ-Form 23 intermediate
piles during driving. There were no complications whatsoever, no
interlock declutching either. Even an obstacle at a great depth was
Materials Pile sections
1185 t Peiner PSp900 steel sheet piles, grade S430GP,
Form 10, L = 21.95 and 20.95 m, with PZa 675-12
intermediate piles, grade S355GP, Form 23,
L = 14.45 m (new quay wall)
120 t PSt 600/159 steel piles, grade S430GP,
L = 31–32 m (raking anchors)
85 t steel sheet piles: L605K, L607n, grade S430GP,
L = 12.85–20.95 m (connecting walls)
Construction project Maritimes Industrial Park “Gross Klein”
quay upgrade with heavy loads zone
Rostock Local Authority, Civil Engineering & Port Dept
Ed. Züblin AG, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Group, Rostock
Consulting engineers INROS LACKNER AG, Rostock, and WASTRA-PLAN, Rostock
Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Kruse
Rostock Branch
Tel: +49 38208 842-12
[email protected]
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With its new marina and holiday cottages, north-west Rügen now has even more to offer tourists
Beauty spot on Rügen Island:
the coastal village of Vieregge
The north-west corner of Rügen has some of the most charming
scenery on the island and lies somewhat off the beaten track. This is
a quiet spot where holidaymakers can relax and nature-lovers can
discover rare flora and fauna. The village of Vieregge with its holiday
cottages and marina is a real gem for those in the know.
Facts & figures
The well-equipped marina opens out onto the Breetzer saltwater
lagoon. With 50 berths, it functions as a starting point for short and
long boat trips through the winding waters of this region. And from
here it’s not far to the Baltic Sea, although to reach it you have to sail
through the Rassower Strait and the Schaproder Lagoon or Libben
Channel – a special experience in itself.
A ceremony to mark the opening of the marina, after five months
of construction, took place in the summer of 2012. This is part of
a multi-million-euro investment that also includes the small resort
itself. The intention is to stimulate tourism in this really quite remote
corner of Rügen.
Pile sections
approx. 120 t L602, grade S355GP,
6.0–13.40 m long,
45 t HEA 340 beams, grade S235JR, for jetties
Steel walings, decking, bollards, ladders
Project duration
Feb–June 2012
Möbius Bau GmbH, Ports & Waterways Division, Stralsund
Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Kruse
Rostock Branch
Tel: +49 38208 842-12
[email protected]
“Have a great holiday” was the theme
Investment for this project totalled about €10 million. Besides the
3 m deep basin, which is therefore also suitable for sailing yachts,
the work included new quays, a refuelling station for vessels and a
ferry building. And there are now 32 holiday cottages within reach
of the the new sandy beach.
So the modern facilities provide everything tourists need for a great
holiday with or without a boat: seaside, safe berths, shopping and
a restaurant in which visitors can relax after a day on the water.
ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik contributed design expertise and supplied
the building materials required for the marina: sheet piles and beams
for the jetties plus steel walings, bollards and ladders. The design
office in Essen carried out planning work for the Stralsund office of
MIV consulting engineers.
New starting point for one
of the most beautiful sailing
areas in the Baltic Sea
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18 Worldwide
Expert help for Pakistan’s
flood defences
Monsoon season in Pakistan: an almost daily catastrophe
Flooding is a global problem with a growing significance. Pakistan is yet another
example. In July 2010, for instance, there were no signs at first that the annual
monsoon rains would have such dramatic consequences this time. But the rain just
simply didn’t stop.
Enormous quantities of water collected in the deep, narrow
gorges of the high mountains to the north-west and then
rushed through the valley onto the flat, densely populated
Punjab region (Punjab = Land of Five Rivers). The water took
everything with it, anything that stood in its way: bridges,
roads, houses. Many dykes broke. An area half the size of
Germany was flooded. Many hundreds perished. More than 20
million people had to flee. The harvest was almost completely
ruined and innumerable buildings destroyed.
Challenges create chances
The events in Pakistan portray the future. It doesn’t really
matter whether the threat is due to climate change or simply
an unusual weather pattern. Because when it comes down to
it, the growing population, and hence the increasing density
of the towns and cities near the rivers, or the vulnerability of
modern infrastructures or industries mean that flood damage
is more and more devastating each time.
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Pakistan, too, is now looking to modern flood defence technologies
– and this is where ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik can help. An initial
project in the Karachi region was followed with great interest by
Pakistan’s building authorities and invited contractors. Early 2013
saw the delivery of plant and sheet piles for improving initially just
1 km of dyke that protects farmland. Further projects will follow in
the coming years.
Facts & figures
Pile sections
880 t L 601, approx. 10 m long
Sale of two MÜLLER MS-4 HFB
excavator-mounted vibrators
Project duration
February/March 2013
Dipl.-Ing. Guido Rautenberg
Tel: +852 3181 7901
[email protected]
The technology speaks for itself: experts from the Pakistani authorities and industry find German expertise very convincing
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St. Petersburg: new quay
for heavy ice-breakers
Without ice-breakers, the port of St. Petersburg on the Baltic Sea
would soon grind to a halt. Ice in the Gulf of Finland can be up to a
metre thick. And ice like that means up to 80 ships can be waiting
to be escorted by an ice-breaker in order to reach ice-free waters.
Very often, the ice forms so quickly that convoys are impossible and
every ship needs its own ice-breaker.
The ice-breakers are therefore absolutely vital to the economy of
this location – and so the port authorities are investing in a new quay
for the fleet of ice-breakers operating from this port. A combination of
sheet and bearing piles from ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik was chosen
for this project. This new quay was designed in our design office in
Essen. By July 2013 some 4800 t of steel had been delivered to
St. Petersburg.
Facts & figures
Pile sections 4800 t of wall consisting of PSP 1016 and
PZ 610 sol.23 intermediate piles, max. 28.50 m long
General contractor
“Korporacija Ing. Transstroj”
Project duration
April–July 2013
Tatjana Detzel
Export Eastern Europe
Tel: +49 201 844-563895
[email protected]
1 / Essential for economic survival: St. Petersburg must have unobstructed access to the
Baltic Sea even during the icy winter months
In future ice-breakers will moor within sight of the
container terminal
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Sochi: fit for the Olympics
The 2014 Olympic Winter Games
will be taking place in Sochi. At
the moment, Sochi is Russia’s
biggest holiday resort on the
Black Sea, but winter sports in
this region are still in their infancy. So the city
is currently one giant building site. But the
preparations are on schedule. All the sports
facilities are ready for use or just undergoing
the final touches.
The competition venues are not in
Sochi itself but elsewhere – either directly
on the coast or in the distant mountains.
Accordingly, the planners distinguish
between the “Coastal Cluster” and the
“Mountain Cluster”.
The Olympic Stadium, the ice rinks and the
Olympic Village are located in the “Coastal
Cluster”, which is near the border between
Russia and Abkhazia. The new development
plan covers not only undeveloped plots, but
also several existing roads and buildings.
A village with 800–900 inhabitants had to
make way for the Olympics, but everybody
was rehoused in new settlements with a
much better standard of living.
In conjunction with this, a new major road
was planned. It is located in the district
of Khosta and runs along a slope that is
up to 45° steep in places. ThyssenKrupp
Bautechnik provided the anchor systems
necessary for stabilising this slope, including
micropiles and construction plant. The client
purchased an HBR 605 anchor drilling rig
for this project. Further projects are in the
Facts & figures
Anchor systems
approx. 1896 m Titan 103/78 micropiles, approx. 666 m Titan 73/53,
approx. 636 m Titan 52/26
Machinery Hütte HBR 605 anchor drilling rig with Scheltzke MD-B-100 mixing/pumping unit
Contact Ina Munteanu
Export Eastern Europe
Tel: +49 201 844-563856
[email protected]
Safety first: this new road in
Sochi crosses difficult terrain
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Initial project in China:
big contract on big river
Supplying a large quantity of sheet piles gave
ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik the chance to position
itself in the Chinese market for the first time. The
materials were needed to upgrade navigation
channels on the Yangtze River. This important
infrastructure project, which will enable ships
with a large draught to reach the city of Wuxi with
its six million inhabitants, included the building of
an extra lock.
“We’ve made a start, the way is now open for us to take part in
further projects. Upgrading waterways is a very important topic in
China. So for us this success represents a milestone on the road
to a sustainable entry into this market,” explains Regional Manager
Guido Rautenberg.
ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik will supply 2375 t for this key project
in China. The materials will be delivered in two batches over the
next six months.
For a civil engineering specialist, the significance of the Chinese
market cannot be overestimated. China has a long tradition of
waterways. There are about 125 000 km of navigable waterways
and 1300 ports.
The three biggest waterways – the Yangtze River, the Pearl
River and the Grand Canal – form the backbone of the transport
infrastructure. But it’s the first of these that has by far the greatest
importance for China. Just this river alone has 2800 km of navigable
channels connecting central and south-west China with the megacity of Shanghai. Almost 800 million t of cargo are transported on
the Yangtze (= long river) every year; that accounts for 80% of the
traffic on China’s inland waterways.
Wuxi is a good example of the enormity of this task. This dynamic,
emerging city lies inland from Shanghai on the banks of the Yangtze
and Lake Tai. This is also the point where the Grand Canal – an
inland waterway stretching more than 1500 km north-south as far
as Beijing – crosses the Yangtze. There is also an abundance of
motorways and railway lines – Shanghai is just 45 minutes away
with the high-speed train.
The city knows how to exploit its favourable location. In just
six years the number of inhabitants has risen by two million; an
underground railway and an international airport have been built.
According to a ranking in Forbes Magazine in 2008, Wuxi is the third
most attractive business location on mainland China. So Wuxi is also
known as “Little Shanghai”.
The Yangtze River: with 2800 km of navigable channels, one the most important
waterways in the world
Wuxi is booming and needs a better connection to the sea; ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik is helping
Textile manufacture has always been very important here, but the
significance of the electrical, machinery and automotive sectors is
growing. On top of that, Wuxi is an important centre for China’s solar
technology industry. Many Japanese companies, too, have set up
factories here, e.g. Sony, Minolta, Panasonic. German companies
such as Bosch and Vaillant are also present.
Facts & figures
Construction of a lock to connect an industrial region near Wuxi to the Yangtze River
Pile sections L 628, approx. 2375 t
Contractor China State Construction Port Engineering Group Ltd.
Project duration
May 2013 to March 2014
Dipl.-Ing. Guido Rautenberg
Tel: +852 3181 7901
[email protected]
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Hong Kong Airport:
it just grows and grows
Just recently, ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik decided to set up
a machinery storage depot in Hong Kong. The prospects
for this investment are already visible.
Top: Driving works at Hong Kong Airport
Bottom: An MS-50 H3 in use at the junction between Wan Chai bypass
and a flyover at North Point
Facts & figures
Construction of Wan Chai bypass, junction with existing road network at North Point,
expansion of Hong Kong Airport, restructuring of the region around old Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong
One example of the diverse opportunities in this region is the new Hong Kong
Airport. It is the second-largest in China and the largest air cargo terminal in
the world. However, its maximum capacity will soon be reached – and much
earlier than the designers envisaged. The island of reclaimed land outside the
city is now to be extended by about 650 ha to create space for a third runway.
ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik sent four machine units to China, and three are
already on hire. Two MÜLLER MS-25 H3 vibrators are being used to extract tubular
piles for the extension to the Airfreight Cargo Center. In a second project, the
old type VL piles, installed during the construction of the airport, are now being
extracted to enable the executive private jet area to be extended.
Not only at the airport is the constant development of Hong Kong visible.
For example, a bypass – partly above, partly below ground – is being built on
the island around the district of Wan Chai.
Where this road connects to the existing road network there is a ramp founded
on piles that are more than 50 m long. The tubular sections that function as
formwork for the installation of H-sections will be extracted afterwards with an
MS-50 H3 vibrator.
Machinery MS-25 H3, MS-50 H3
Dipl.-Ing. Guido Rautenberg
Tel: +852 3181 7901
[email protected]
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Behind the scenes:
Bremen Branch
Our new column “Behind the scenes” gives you
the chance to get to know the people within
ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik. We shall start with
our Bremen Branch.
The Hannover and Bremen branches were combined in 2006.
This joint branch is now based in Achim near Bremen. A staff of
seven led by Mr. Haupt manages sales for this region. Ms. Lawall,
Ms. Rulfs and Mr. Gabel look after orders and invoices. Mr. Steins,
helped by Ms. Rulfs, is responsible for preparing quotes and
customer visits. In the workshop it is Mr. Schinköth and Mr. Marczak who make
sure that the machinery for hire remains in first-class condition.
The two of them and their mobile workshop are well known to local
Focus on: sheet piles
Specialist civil engineering in northern Germany often takes place
over or near water. As the soils of this sales region usually offer good
driving conditions, the agenda of the Bremen Branch focuses mainly
on sheet piles. With Central Depot North located in Hannover, this
region has an ideal partner for supplying building sites. Numerous
sheet pile sections are generally available ex stock in the required
quantities and lengths. This fact and the good location add up to
distinct advantages in this competitive market – whether for hire or
sales contracts.
Showing their faces for the customers: Mr. Steins, Ms. Rulfs, Mr. Haupt, Mr. Gabel, Ms. Lawall
Excellent workshop service
A good workshop is a real bonus for our customers with their tough
working conditions. Bremen is in a good position in this respect, too.
The machine business and the best possible service are simply
inseparable. Our fleet of rental equipment includes all the important
machinery, including ABI TM 11/14, TM 17 and TM 22 telescopic
leaders with attachments such as the vibrators with the modern VV
technology, plus presses, drilling rigs and diesel hammers.
In addition to the ABI plant, the MÜLLER MS-20 HFV and MS-10
HFV crane-supported units with separate power packs are very
much in demand.
Excavator-mounted vibrator and drilling rigs round off the
portfolio for our customers. We can provide the tried-and-tested
shoring systems of Friedrich Ischebeck GmbH for civil engineering,
horticulture and landscaping projects. In particular, there is growing
demand for their lightweight aluminium trench boxes. Flood defences
naturally play an important role in northern Germany. Owing to the
tidal influences along the coasts and the lower reaches of the rivers,
the River Weser especially, many projects have been carried out with
stop logs, glass systems, etc. in the past. Our range of high-tech
products can make a major contribution to safety behind the main
flood defences. Whether closing off dyke openings or raising existing
defences, supplying protective gates or glass walls, we have the right
solution for every situation.
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Technology twin pack: Mr. Marczak (left) and Mr. Schinköth
Our aspiration...
...is to improve the services for our customers constantly and to
ensure that our staff are competent contacts for our customers
from the civil, specialist and port engineering sectors.
Dipl.-Ing. Robert Haupt
Bremen Branch
Tel: +4202 5197-16
[email protected]
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26 machinery
excavator-mounted vibrator
Grabbing, lifting, positioning, driving – the new excavator-mounted
vibrator does it all
This year’s bauma fair proved just how great a show it
is: more than 500 000 visitors came through the gates.
The new MÜLLER MS-6 HFB SG excavator-mounted
vibrator with side grab attracted considerable interest.
This new excavator-mounted vibrator design has a
rotating/pivoting mechanism and a side grab, which add
up to excellent flexibility and at the same time maximum
robustness. Driving work on confined sites is no longer
a problem with the new side grab.
With just a few moving parts, the side grab is a
rugged unit that ensures a reliable performance. And its
high clamping force means plenty of power in reserve.
It is easily attached to customary excavators and the
intelligent control unit avoids having to modify the
excavator’s hydraulics. Vertical alignment is achieved
via angle measurement and display.
Technical specification
Centrifugal force
Static moment
Vibrator frequency
Line pull
Compressive force
Power consumption
Pile section
F (max.)
M stat (max.)
Sheet pile
f (max.)
Sheet pile
F ten (max.)
F comp (max.)
P (max.)
Weight with clamping unit
Dynamic weight
Q motor (max.)
Operating pressure
Clamping force
Oil flow
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When the bauma calls...
...they all come running. Some 530 000
visitors from more than 200 countries visited
this major event held on Munich’s trade fair
grounds between 15 and 21 April 2013. In
addition to records for number of exhibitors
and exhibition area, bauma has now also
set a new record for number of visitors.
“This is good news for our industry in these
turbulent times and will certainly provide
a boost,” says Johann Sailer, chairman
of the Construction Equipment & Building
Material Machines Association within the
German Engineering Federation (VDMA) and
president of the Committee for European
Construction Equipment (CECE).
bauma facts & figures
· 530 000 visitors
· more than 200 000 visitors from abroad
· 200 nations
· 3420 exhibitors from 57 countries
· 555 000 m² of exhibition area
Management optimistic
True to our motto “We keep things moving”, ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik
was present at what is probably the world’s most important fair for
this industry. Visitors were received on a suitably designed stand,
and the 600 m² of exhibition space drew a good crowd on every
day of the fair.
The highlights included the new ABI TM 22 leader and the
MÜLLER MS-240 HHF Twin vibrator. In the sheet pile section visitors
could see the new TKL series and other sheet pile exhibits. Anchor
systems featured the new TK-ASF grouted anchors. The new TKR
aluminium stop log system with its new pocket foundation could be
inspected in the flood defences section.
Company chairman Dipl.-Ing. Jens Günther was able to sum up
the event in positive terms: “We are especially satisfied with the good
deals completed at bauma. We had many promising talks with current
and potential customers. Just the contracts secured at bauma alone
ensure Tiefbautechnik has full order books for the coming months.”
The export departments and the domestic branches were
also able to achieve very good results in the sheet pile business.
Furthermore, the response to the anchor product from ThyssenKrupp
Bautechnik plus the patented flood defence system was excellent.
Managing director Godehard Drees also sees bauma in a positive
light: “We have fond memories of our evening event with customers,
too. A great many of them from home and abroad were able to be
present, which meant a great opportunity to exchange ideas and
opinions in a relaxed atmosphere.”
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Restructuring at Export West
ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik is well prepared for changing market requirements worldwide.
The Export West Department at ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik is setting up new regional teams to improve effectiveness and
The future regional teams are:
Scandinavia, Middle East, Hong Kong
France, Maghrib, Switzerland, Benelux, French West Africa
Stefan Pieper
Tel: +49 201 844-56398
[email protected]
Hermann Hubbert
Tel: +49 201 844-563976
[email protected]
Pascal Wellhäußer
Tel: +49 201 844-563953
[email protected]
Ellen Kalveram
Tel: +49 201 844-563963
[email protected]
UK, Ireland, North/Central/South America,
Caribbean, Africa, India, RoW
Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Malta
Carsten Haake
Tel: +49 201 844 563978
[email protected]
Christian Garms
Tel: +49 201 844-563771
[email protected]
Michael Hartmann
Tel: +49 201 844-563977
[email protected]
Udo Trepper
Tel: +49 201 844 563770
[email protected]
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Eastern Europe covets anchor systems
Tatjana Detzel, head of Export Russia, and Alexei Kliver, manager
of the Kiev Branch, are delighted with the high demand for anchor
systems in the countries of Eastern Europe.
“A growing awareness of quality and the demand for flexible
products are driving this development. The rise in demand is well
served by our anchor system specialists.” So this business has in
the meantime become an important aspect for the Bautechnik Group
in these markets.
TKL sheet pile business on the up in Algeria
The Algerian market is becoming ever more important for
ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik’s sheet pile business. Meanwhile, the
company regularly sends large quantities to the country, especially
the TKL 604 section. Ellen Kalveram, responsible for sales to the
Maghrib and other regions, confirms this: “Our customers are
regularly buying large numbers of sheet piles. These sections are
needed for cofferdams in particular, but also many other projects.
The last two deliveries alone added up to about 1500 sheet piles.”
New branches worldwide:
ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik is expanding
Growth continues to be an important factor for the company. The
consequence is further expansion of the sales network. One example
is Kiev. The old office in the Ukrainian capital has now been upgraded
in a legal sense to a registered company location. This means that
sales activities in the Ukraine and Belarus can be expanded; the
potential market for sales is growing. Alexei Kliver, manager of the
Ukraine Branch tells us: “The goal is to establish our TKL sheet
pile in this market and also offer the anchor systems together with
the necessary machinery.” The Ischebeck company has granted
ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik exclusive sales rights for the Ukraine.
Furthermore, new branches and offices are being set up in Almaty,
Kazakhstan, and Abu Dhabi, UAE. Both of these locations have
storage facilities to guarantee a fast, flexible response to enquiries
for sheet piles from local construction sites.
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CTT Construction Equipment & Technologies
international trade fair
ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik had a stand at the CTT in Moscow
in June 2013 where staff provided information about system
services and new products. The CTT is the leading event for the
construction industry in Russia and Eastern Europe. This fair
provides a comprehensive range of innovative and technologically
advanced construction plant and technologies. It is aimed at industry,
dealers and service providers in the construction and construction
materials industry and especially at purchasing managers. With
its international flavour, the CTT provides access to the markets in
Russia and Eastern Europe and also serves as a business platform
for exchanging information and networking.
Intertransport Odessa
ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik was also present in Odessa at the
Intertransport fair and made numerous new contacts and
strengthened existing ones.
German Dams Symposium, Magdeburg
The theme of this year’s symposium was “Dams Safeguard the
Future”. This motif took into account the challenges brought about
by changes in the German government’s energy policy and climate
change. Both these developments focus attention on the importance
of dams and their construction. ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik was
present to provide information on flood defences and sheet pile
systems and had many interesting talks with delegates.
Save the date
VDBUM (Building, Environment & Machinery Association)
Germany, Kassel, 19–22 February 2014
USA, Las Vegas, 4–8 March 2014
Dresden Hydraulic Engineering Colloquium
Germany, Dresden, 13–14 March 2014
SIZ (Steel Information Centre)
Germany, Hannover, 12 December 2013
Published by
ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik GmbH, Hollestr. 7a, 45127 Essen, Germany
Nicole Becker, ThyssenKrupp Business Services,
[email protected]
Unless otherwise stated, ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik GmbH
pages 2, 3: Antje Schmied
page 6: Nico König
page 7: dpa; MDR Doreen Jonas
page 18: dpa
page 21: rianovosti
pages 22, 23: Shutterstock, iStockphoto
Contributors to this issue
Nicole Becker, Gerd Bittner, Dr. Markus Hagemeister,
Dipl.-Ing. Robert Haupt, Dipl.-Ing. Frank Himpel, Dipl.-Ing. Winfried Just,
Wolfgang Kessler, Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Kruse, Wolfgang Lottes,
Dipl.-Ing. Guido Rautenberg, Stefan Reimann, Sigfried Steins
DIE BAUTECHNIK is issued in German and English.
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