This year we were happy to donate the engagement of a group of students from the „Engineers Without Borders – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology e.V.” in their project in Sri Lanka.
The project concerns the installation of a so called Aquaponik facility, optimizing fish-farming and crop-production in a cycle. Development and design of the facility will be autonomously provided by 33 students from different branches of study. The facility will be erected in cooperation with local partners.
Amongst several new jobs the Aquaponik facility will extend the spectrum of food supply to the people in one of the poorest areas of Sri Lanka, which so far was formed by single-based food.
Start of erection of the plant is scheduled for march 2018
All donations will be used exclusively for locally purchased material. Entire expenditures for flights and accommodation will be borne by the students themselves.
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Due to the narrow topography a fish- lift was installed at the German side of the river to let fishes overcome the 12 m level difference of the banked-up water. W&B received the order for design, manufacturing and installation of this challenging fish climbing assistance feature. The new fish- lift is significantly smaller and cheaper compared to the existing fish ladders at the swiss bank of the river.
W&B delivered a sector gate with electric drive for a hydro power plant at the river Colorado in the Chilean Andes.
Due to transportation reasons the gates had to be designed in a split to 2 segment version. Installed to the bottom outlet of the wear at a height of approx. 1000 m a.s.l it will provide a safe discharge of the river with its huge amount of bottom load.