References Water & Environment

Ostend - Improvement of coastal protecti…

The project encompasses the coastal protection of the City of Ostend, to protect her from floods during extreme storms.

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Offshore Wind Farm THORNTON BANK

The offshore wind farm Thornton Bank is C-Power's project for development and implementation of renewable energy in Belgium. With the installation of 6 wind turbines of 5 MW in a...

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Offshore Wind Farm NORTHWIND

In 2011, Tractebel has performed a feasibility study and conceptual design to select the most appropriate foundation type for the Northwind project. Tractebel was awarded early 2012 the Owner's Engineering...

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Offshore Wind Farm BELWIND 1

The project consists of 55 wind turbines Vestas V90 3 MW and is located on the Bligh Bank approximately 46 km off the Belgian coast in water depths ranging from...

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Offshore Wind Farm RENTEL

This project is being developed and foresees turbines with capacities in the range of 4 to 10 MW with a total park capacity of minimum 288 MW. The project is...

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Offshore Wind Farm NORTHER

This project is being developed and foresees turbines with capacities in the range of 3 to 10 MW with a total park capacity of minimum 300 MW. The project is...

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Offshore Wind Farms in France – Round I

As part of a large renewable energy promotion plan, the French Government launched in 2011 an invitation to tender, called Round I, for five wind farms along the French coast...

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Offshore Wind Farms in France – Round II

As part of a large renewable energy promotion plan, the French Government launched in 2013 an invitation to tender, called Round II and as a succession of Round I, for...

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Responsibility under Integrated Coast Pr…

Tractebel coordinated the entire project and carried out the safety analysis for the plan. A methodology was then devised based on this analysis for protecting dunes, beaches, dikes and ports...

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Dismantling the Electrabel site in Schel…

Tractebel took on the task of dismantling the Electrabel site in Schelle (Belgium); buildings and installations on the site no longer in operation were to be demolished.   

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Dismantling the Amercoeur (Belgium) powe…

The Amercoeur multi-fuel plant, which operates on coal, fuel oil, natural gas and blast furnace gas, comprises two 125 MW monoblock groups. Tractebel installed a new steam gas turbine in...

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Filling in the old Kruibeke clay pit

Tractebel carried out the feasibility study for the project and specified the most effective pit filling method. 

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Pollution analysis of the former Thuin s…

Tractebel applied 20 depth and pressure measurements to fully investigate and analyse the site pollution

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Soil decontamination at Tertre industria…

Tractebel assisted Tertre, a town in Wallonia (Belgium), in decontaminating two former industrial sites filled with toxic waste. The sites were partly submerged in an aquifer and had a limited...

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Dismantling the Mol power plant

In 2009 Electrabel shut down its coal and gas plant in Mol (Belgium) and asked Tractebel to carry out a feasibility study on dismantling the entire site.

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Dismantling Group 19 at the Langerbrugge…

Electrabel decided to dismantle the Group 19 installation and commissioned Tractebel with a feasibility study on the project. The study also took into account Group 20 and 30 which had...

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Feasibility study for dismantling the Ka…

In 2010 Electrabel permanently ended energy production at the Kallo (Belgium) power plant. Tractebel was commissioned with carrying out a feasibility study on dismantling the site, taking into account the...

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Soil decontamination and brownfield deve…

In 2008 the city of Ghent decided to convert the former North Dock port area into a multipurpose area for homes, offices, shops and green spaces. But the heavily contaminated...

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Supporting soil decontamination operatio…

La Floridienne refuse dump located along the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal used to be one of the most contaminated sites in Flanders. Tractebel supported the clean-up operation of the site so that...

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Preparation for dismantling Borzeşti pow…

In 2008 Electrabel commissioned Tractebel with the task of preparing a feasibility study on closing down and dismantling Borzeşti power station in Romania. The presence of asbestos in the power...

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Sewer and road works in Beervelde (Belgi…

Tractebel provided support in Beervelde in constructing a new collection system with a separate sewer system. The project also included renovating an existing pump station and building a new discharge...

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Les Orchis water purification plant

A new wastewater plant will treat the wastewater from the equivalent of 92,000 inhabitants from 2012 in the Hain Valley. 

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Environmental impact of strategic plan f…

Tractebel compiled the EIA for the draft of the strategic plan for developing the port of Antwerp. The aim of this was to confirm the delimitation of Antwerp's port area...

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Natural development of the Valley of the…

The Flemish Region's Nature and Forestry Agency invited Tractebel to examine the options for the natural development of Valley of the Grote Nete. In fact, to achieve the conservation objectives...

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Fish migration and flood areas in the Zw…

Tractebel devised an ecological solution to resolve fish migration and flooding problems in the Zwalm region (Flanders, Belgium). Since water mills pose an insurmountable obstacle to fish, we designed a...

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Chain cooperation methodology

Tractebel is helping OVAM devise a methodology for identifying and establishing cooperation in organisation chains, so a to increase the number of environmentally-responsible products and close the material chains. The...

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Support for transition to sustainable ma…

Tractebel provided assistance in the first three phases of the transition cycle: problem analysis, vision development and identification of actions. A common agenda had been drawn up by 2007, featuring...

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Cost effectiveness analysis of the Herto…

Right on the border with the Western Scheldt, according to the agreements in the 2010 Development Plan for the Scheldt estuary, at least 600 hectares of the estuary’s natural environment...

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Eco-hydrological study of the De Teut an…

The De Teut and Tenhaagdoornheide nature reserves form an extensive area of heathland between Houthalen-Helchteren, Zonhoven and Zwartberg-Genk, with numerous marshes and other stretches of open water. Tractebel carried out...

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New LNG terminal in Antifer

As part of the construction of a new LNG terminal in Antifer, France, Tractebel provided consultancy .

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Expanding the refuse dump in Lewarde, Fr…

The refuse dump in Lewarde, France, has already been in use for more than 25 years. Tractebel performed the technical and infrastructure studies to expand the site.  

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Technical landfill site handling mangane…

In 2010 Tractebel launched the feasibility study looking at the expansion of an existing technical landfill site to handle rocks generated from manganese production. Subject to approval, the principal Erachem-Comilog...

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Selecting a site for processing radioact…

Saudi Arabia called on Tractebel’s expertise in selecting a site for processing radioactive waste. The project kicked off with suggesting 19 potential zones with an area of 400 km². From...

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Artificial peninsula, Taiwan

FPG relied on the geological, hydrogeological and geotechnical expertise offered by Tractebel.

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International environmental analysis in …

As part of a new strategy promoting a sustainable materials policy, Tractebel carried out an international environmental analysis for OVAM (Public Waste Agency of Flanders). 

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Storage site for low radioactive waste

In 2006 the government decided to turn the site in Dessel, Belgium, into a storage site for short-life and low radioactive waste. The Belgian Agency for Radioactive Waste and Enriched...

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Sigma plan risk management

As part of the EIA plan Tractebel identified in 2007-2008 the possible political/administrative, social, technical/content, organisational, legal/legislative, spatial/geographical, as well as financial/economic risks for the project using the RISMAN method. 

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Strategic Environmental Assessment for t…

The Belgian Agency for Radioactive Waste and Enriched Fissile Material (NIRAS/ONDRAF) is devising a Waste Plan containing proposals for the long-term management of highly radioactive and/or long-lived waste.

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Natural development of Bos ‘t Ename

Tractebel was commissioned by the Flemish Land Agency to develop alternative natural design concepts for the rivers Reytgracht, Middelgracht and Riedekensbeek in the area surrounding the Bos‘t Ename woodland in...

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Coastal safety plan for Ada (Ghana)

Tractebel was invited to devise the project plans to protect the coastline against further erosion and to prevent or slow down the process of the river mouth becoming cut off.

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Environmental impact assessment for exte…

Tractebel was commissioned by the Project group Proses2010 to carry out an environmental impact assessment (EIA). On the basis of this, the Flemish Government decided to extend the Zwin natural...

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Doel dock underwater dike

Tractebel devised the detailed geotechnical design, and optimised and refined the conceptual design.

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Support for soil decontamination operati…

In Asse (Belgium) Tractebel acted as recognised type II soil decontamination expert during the construction of a seal for a refuse dump adjacent to Asphaltco’s former factory site. The soil...

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Sewage water purification in Namur (Belg…

In Namur wastewater and rainwater are discharged directly into the Rivers Meuse or Sambre via the city’s sewer system. The city called upon Tractebel’s services to help them purify this...

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