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Bergbahnen Fieberbrunn resort to enlarge snowmaking system

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The Bergbahnen Fieberbrunn ski resort in Austria is to further enlarge its snowmaking system and will also expand the storage pond at Streuboden to react to the increasing demand for water. The construction work should be completed by the beginning of the 2018 winter season.

The planning services for this plant will come from Klenkhart und Partner. The enlarged storage pond, with a volume of 150 000 m3, will be filled with melt water and precipitation water.

The pond is the starting point of a new pipeline, to be delivered by Tiroler Rohre (TRM). The laying work of TRM pipes is to be coordinated and supervised by the Operations Manager of Bergbahnen Fieberbrunn, Franz Fleckl. A total footage of 4.5 kilometres of pipes will be laid in this project and around 37 new snow guns will be installed.

The placed pressure pipes from TRM are from diameter 80 to 500, which can withstand pressures up to 100 bar. Bergbahnen Fieberbrunn has decided to lay the pipes in a PE-sleeve, to protect the ductile iron pipes in aggressive soil conditions. In addition to the standard coating, the sleeve offers additional corrosion protection.

The investment will reduce the basic snowmaking time for the whole ski area to about one week.

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