Dinner at the fortress
In the evening, a dinner will be held in the Hohensalzburg Fortress for the participants of the Tunnel Day (costs € 48 per person).
The Austrian National Committee of the ITA (International Tunneling Association) organizes the Austrian Tunnel Day in conjunction with the Geomechanics Colloquium. The Tunnel Day focuses on presenting the latest state of the art of Austrian and international engineering concepts in design and construction.
Recent creative developments in design, construction, and operating methods in tunnelling are presented.
The application of those new design and construction concepts will promote further innovation in future tunnelling projects.
October 12th, 2022
On Wednesday, October 12th, 2022, the 13th Austrian Tunnel day will take place.
The sessions topics are:
Participation is only possible in combination with the Geomechanics Colloquium.
Submission Innovation price
Here you can find information about participating in the competition: (only availabe in german)
The annual Geomechanics Colloquium has developed as an important meeting point for experts in Central Europe. The event with the associated exhibition usually attracts over 900 participants annually, making it one of the largest annual events in the field of geomechanics worldwide.
15th int. ISRM Congress / 72nd Geomechanics Colloquium 2023
The 72nd Geomechanics Colloquium 2023 will be organized together with the 15th int. ISRM Congress 2023. All information can be found on the dedicated website for this event!
October 13th-15th, 2022
This colloquium will be held as a hybrid event. You can book the colloquium on site or as an online version. The participant fees of the physical colloquium automatically includes the online version. All contributions are recorded and can be accessed at a later point in time.
The sessions topics are:
Submission of abstracts is comming soon!
Here you can find the programm of the Geomechanics Colloquium
Alle Vorträge werden als LIVE-Stream abgehalten. Vortragende, Teilnehmer und Halbtagsvorsitzende sind live.
Fragen können via Chat von den Teilnehmern gestellt werden. Diese werden von den Halbtagsvorsitzenden koordiniert und an den Vortragenden mündlich gestellt, um diese nach dem Vortrag zu beantworten.
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Alle Vorträge werden gespeichert und bleiben für angemeldete Teilnehmer (mit Zugangscode) auch nach dem Live-Stream noch bis Ende des Jahres abrufbar (nur Ton und Präsentation).
Die Proceedings (Geomechanics and Tunnelling - Heft 5 und Heft 6 - für Miglieder inkludiert) zum virtuellen Geomechanik Kolloquium 2020 können gegen Aufpreis zusätzlich bestellt werden.
LIMBERG III PUMPED STORAGE POWER PLANT
VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH (VHP) started construction on the Limberg III power plant in 2021.
The project, which was approved in 2017, is a pumped storage power plant with a total capacity of 480 megawatts. Like Limberg II, which was put into operation in 2011, it will be constructed entirely underground between the two existing reservoirs of the Mooserboden (final level 2,036 m) and Wasserfallboden (final level 1,672 m).
These two reservoirs with a total capacity of 160 million m³ will be used as upper and lower basins for the pump turbine operation to generate electricity. This is an addition to the existing power plants Limgerg I and Limberg II which are already in operation
The new headracetunnel starts at the intake of the Mooserboden reservoir and reaches the pressure shaft after 3.7 km. After a length of 600 m the pressure shaft leads via two distribution pipes into the underground power station, which is located underneath the Limberg dam. The power station consists of a machine chamber with two 240 MW hydroelectric sets and a transformation chamber, connected via two generator dissipation tunnels. After the turbines the water is returned to the Wasserfallboden reservoir via a 613 m long tailrace tunnel.
In the powerhouse cavern, two hydroelectric sets generate electricity, each consisting of a reversible Francis pump turbine and a generator. The energy is dissipated with a nominal voltage of 380 kV from the cavern system by means of a gas insulated line and is connected to the existing energy dissipators.
Upon completion, Limberg III will be a power plant whose design is tailored very specifically to the future needs of the energy transition. Special machine sets with variable speed-controlled pump turbines will be used that are able to react with extreme flexibility to the increasing need for balancing and controlling energy in the grid. Given the increasing requirements caused by the expansion of volatile forms of energy generation, these are important services for grid stability – one of the main prerequisites for a safe and affordable electricity supply.
In addition to being constructed underground, and thus out of sight, the overall project also encompasses a large number of ecological measures. A special highlight is the construction of the 24 hectare European conservation area “Alpine Alluvial Land Drossen”, which extends into the Drossen ravine. Below the dam, a project will also be implemented that aims at eliminating traces of the construction period of the 1950s by means of land restoration.
Photos: © VERBUND
On Thursday, October 8th, we are offering accompanying persons the following social program:
The Attersee is the largest lake in the Salzkammergut and, thanks to its turquoise blue water of drinking water quality, is one of the most popular bathing lakes in Austria. In addition to various sports opportunities, the region also offers numerous attractions.
First, our tour leads to the beautiful late Gothic parish church of Gampern, where you can admire one of the three most famous Gothic winged altars in Upper Austria.
Then we go to Seewalchen where we visit the Gexi Tostmann traditional costume museum.
Afterwards we enjoy a walk on the promenade with a view of the lake, passing Villa Paulick, a historic summer villa that is a listed building.
A visit to the Klimt center in Schörfling, a walk on the Klimt theme trail, in the Klimt garden and a boat trip on Lake Attersee open up the Klimt trails and its impressive motifs on land and from the sea side.
Of course, lunch as well as coffee and cake are also provided.
The conference languages for the tunnel day and the geomechanics colloquium are German and English.
Simultaneous translations are available.
You will find the headsets to the left of the entrance to the "Europa hall".
The registration form will be open in July!
|Proposed Fees||Regular||Member||Retiree||Student||PhD Student|
|GEOMECHANICS COLLOQUIUM (Early bird registration 01.03.2022 - 31.07.2022) *||440 €||360 €||200 €||75 €||€|
|GEOMECHANICS COLLOQUIUM (Standard price 01.08.2022 - 30.09.2022) *||490 €||400 €||225 €||100 €||€|
|GEOMECHANICS COLLOQUIUM (Walk in price 01.10.2022 - 15.10.2022) *||540 €||450 €||275 €||150 €||€|
|VIRTUAL COLLOQUIUM (Standard price 01.03.2022 - 30.09.2022) *||150 €||120 €||100 €||0 €||€|
|VIRTUAL COLLOQUIUM (Last Minute 01.10.2022 - 31.12.2022) *||170 €||150 €||120 €||50 €||€|
|TUNNEL DAY (Early bird registration 01.03.2022 - 31.07.2022) *||175 €||175 €||175 €||30 €||€|
|TUNNEL DAY (Standard price 01.08.2022 - 15.10.2022) *||175 €||175 €||175 €||30 €||€|
|EXCURSION *||80 €||80 €||80 €||80 €||€|
|DINNER FORTRESS **||48 €||48 €||48 €||48 €||€|
|VIRTUAL TUNNEL DAY (Standard price 01.03.2022 - 30.09.2022) *||100 €||100 €||100 €||0 €||€|
|VIRTUAL TUNNEL DAY (Last Minute 01.10.2022 - 31.12.2022) *||100 €||100 €||100 €||20 €||€|
The proceedings are printed in issue 5 of our association magazine "Geomechanik und Tunnelbau". Members receive this automatically.
The Austrian Tunnel Day can only be booked in combination with the Geomechanics Colloquium!
The price includes:
The participation fee includes participation in the conference and the exhibition, the conference bag, the lunch buffet, the congress dinner and the chamber concert on Thursday.
"Students" (reduced participation fee) are persons under the age of 26 years, without a regular salary – except doctoral students! The certificate of studies has to be added.
Your name badge (participant card) and all other conference documents are only available at the conference desk in the congress center (NO participant documents will be sent!).
All lectures will be held as a LIVE stream. Lecturers, participants and session chairs are live.
Questions of participants can be asked via chat. These are coordinated by the session chairmen and passed on orally to the lecturer, to be able to respond them after the presentation.
The webinar can be started via our website and must be done using the Chrome or Firefox browser to ensure good functionality.
After registration, the participants will receive their personal access data (registration code) with which they are able log in to the webinar as soon as it is activated.
All presentations are saved and remain available for registered participants (with access code) even after the live stream until the end of the year (sound and presentation only).
Proceedings (Geomechanics and Tunneling - Issue 5 and Issue 6 - for members included) of the Virtual Geomechanics Colloquium 2020 can be ordered additionally for small fee.
The geomechanics colloquium and the tunnel day will be held in the "Salzburg Congress" congress center (Auerspergstraße 6, 5020 Salzburg, Mirabellgarten entrance), which is located near the city center.
Salzburg is a household name worldwide due to its beautiful old town and cultural offerings.
The organizer of the Geomechanics Colloquium
Austrian Society for Geomechanics
Innsbrucker Bundesstraße 67
Tel: +43 662 875519
Mobil: +43 664 8128990
More informationen tho the society you can find here.