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DW   21 November 2019   Germany   Western Germany  
<p>Public traffic flowed for the first time across what is now Germany's second-highest road bridge on Thursday afternoon.<br>The Hochmoselbrücke, or High Mosel Bridge, stretches 1.7 kilometers (1 mile) across and 160 meters (524 feet) above the Mosel River ...
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MINING.com   20 March 2017   Germany   North-Rhine Westphalia  
<p>RAG AG-owned Prosper-Haniel hard coal mine, located in the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia, will be turned into a giant battery that stores excess solar and wind energy.<br /><br />Set to be totally transformed by 2018, the mine will become a 200-megawatt ...
Filed under: Energy resources
The construction index   14 March 2017   Germany   Europe  
<p>The operator of Frankfurt Airport in Germany has secured a &euro;400m (&pound;350m) loan, enabling work to start on its &euro;3bn expansion programme.</p> <p>The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing Fraport with a loan for EUR 400m. The overall investment ...
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The construction index   28 February 2017   Germany   Europe  
<p>Hill International has been appointed to manage construction of the &euro;960m (&pound;817m) &Uuml;berseequartier S&uuml;d development near Hamburg, Germany.</p> <p>The contract with Unibail-Rodamco involves the provision of project management and site ...
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The construction index   18 January 2017   Germany   Europe  
<p>Hochtief subsidiary ViCon and its partners have won a German government contract to create a map of the country&rsquo;s road network using building information modelling (BIM).</p> <p>Digital construction specialist ViCon will provide consultancy services ...
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The construction index   24 November 2016   Germany   Europe  
<p>Munich Airport has announced plans for a new pier and central building complex at Terminal 1.</p> <p>According to initial estimates, the project will cost a total of &euro;400m (&pound;343m), which Munich Airport will finance with its own resources.</p> <p>The ...
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The Independent   03 November 2016   Germany   Europe  
<p>Germany is set to introduce the world’s first zero-emission passenger train to be powered by hydrogen.</p><p>The Coradia iLint only emits excess steam into the atmosphere, and provides an alternative to the country’s 4,000 diesel trains.</p><p>Lower Saxony ...
The construction index   24 October 2016   Germany   Europe  
<p>The ViA6West consortium has won the contract for the planning, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the section of Germany&rsquo;s A6 motorway between Wiesloch and Weinsberg.</p> <p>ViaA6West is made up of Hochtief PPP Solutions (30%), ...
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Sputnik News   30 May 2016   Germany   Baden-Wuerttemberg  
<p>At least two people died in a flooded garage in Schwaebisch Gmund following heavy downpours, the third dead was a rescue worker, who tried to save one of the affected by the flood, Bild reported, citing the city administration.</p>
Filed under: Natural Hazards
mirror.co.uk/   28 September 2015   Germany   Holzmaden  
<p>The Steneosaurus skeleton, found in south-west Germany, is so well-preserved it still has rows of sharp teeth<br>The well-preserved rare fossil of a 9ft-long saltwater crocodile that roamed Europe 180 million years ago is expected to snap up £165,000 when ...