Selected project examples

Construction of Rheinfelden Run-of-River Hydropower Plant, Germany


The new run-of-river hydropower plant replaced the Rheinfelden Hydropower Plant on the High Rhine that was over 100 years old. Energiedienst AG contracted an engineering joint venture headed by Fichtner to undertake planning and engineering for erection of the 75 x 85 m powerhouse, deepening of the Rhine riverbed and demolition of the old power house. The joint venture also had to work out compensatory measures.

Our services

  • Determination of basic data and constraints with agreement on the engineering basis
  • Conceptual engineering and detailed design
  • Compilation of tender documents
  • Bid evaluation and participation in contract negotiations
  • Managing and coordination of engineering services
  • Construction management and supervision
  • Drawing up the time schedule and budget
  • Preparation of all documents required for taking a decision

Technical data

  • Total power rating: 100 MW
  • 4 Kaplan bulb turbines
  • Design discharge: 1500 m³/s
  • Average head: 8.5 m
  • Annual average generation: 600 GWh


Energiedienst AG, Rheinfelden, Germany