Flood control and renaturalization measures for Rivers Kleine Emme and Reuss, Buchrain
An engineering consortium comprising Gruner Berchtold Eicher AG, Staubli, Kurath Partner AG, Aquarius and various other sub-designers was commissioned by paper manufacturer Perlen Papier AG to provide services in connection with the renewal of a concession for two hydropower plants together with flood control measures for the Rivers Kleine Emme and Reuss.
Gruner Berchtold Eicher AG is responsible for the overall project management and design of the works on the left bank of the River Reuss (flood corridor, weir access road, upstream fish pass).
The project embraces:
- Services in connection with renewal of concession for two hydropower plants, with a capacity of 2 MW, owned by Perlen Papier AG
- Flood control measures
- Design of fish passage facilities (upstream and downstream fish passes, specification of residual flow)
- Eco-friendly improvements