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HCE on track in the Energy sector

HCE on track in the Energy sector

Due to the change in market conditions in the German wind energy market cost-optimised solutions are sought after more than ever, both in planning and realisation stages of projects. HCE is happy to support our customers in project development, design and project management as an experienced partner.

Currently, HCE-supported EPC-M project Windpark Stilfüssel (5 V126) is near completion, at Windpark Reinholterode (21 MW; repowering project) infrastructure is being constructed and WP Francop in Hamburg is being erected.

Internationally, HCE managed to enter the Middle East region, thanks to the participation in the project WF Siapoush (61 MW), while in Kazakhstan project Astana (52 MW) is being realised after a long phase of planning. In Latvia WF Vanessa (50 MW) is currently in the final phase of planning.

Planning

Planning

Many planning considerations end at the bottom edge of the foundation, thus paying little attention to subsoil. Yet subsoil is often either a constraint or a chance for optimisation that should be taken into considerations in the planning of cost-optimised substructural designs.

HCE specialises in the link between subsoil and rising structural constructions. Our profile is completed by the layout design of building pit constructions.

At the moment our CIVIL-team is participating in the design of the new headquarter for building material producer ARDEX, including production and distribution centre in Witten, North Rhine-Westphalia.

HCE forms INFRA team

HCE forms INFRA team

In summer 2017 Germany’s government kicked off the largest infrastructural programme to date - “Bundesverkehrswegeplan 2030”. The programme envisages over 270 billion Euro worth of investments in over 1,000 road, railroad and waterway projects.

In 2017 expenditures already reached a record 27.9 billion Euro, surpassing the former record of 2016 by 3.3 percent. While road users need to be patient due to the number of delays caused by construction sites, construction industry is thrilled about the high order volume.

HCE has reacted to the increase in demand for services in engineering and road design by establishing a separate INFRA team that builds on the experiences made in past projects. Customers may rely on the expertise of experienced engineers specialised in geotechnics, structural design and project management gathered in this team to optimise their infrastructural project as much as possible.

Cooperation between Neska & HCE

Cooperation between Neska & HCE

Managers Mehmet Celikkiran (Neska Bauträger GmbH) and Thomas Hartwig (HCE) met in Neska’s new Frankfurt office, where they decided on a co-operation for three housing projects in the Rhine-Main area. Developer Neska realised over 400 housing units in the greater Frankfurt area in the last years.

The cooperation includes project development, architectural and structural planning.

New building for HF-Carbon AG

New building for HF-Carbon AG

In Tägerwilen, Switzerland, HF-Carbon AG is building a new production site. Both production hall and office building are built in lacustrine clay on piles of up to 45m length. HCE is responsible for structural planning.