BASIC PROJECT DATA
Project ID: PA1A158
Project website (German): Reconstruction of the Obernau Lock
NEED AND ADDED VALUE FOR THE DANUBE REGION STRATEGY
The lock Obernau was built between 1926 and 1930 and thus has reached its theoretical service lifetime of 80 years. The technical construction shows damages at the lock, the weir and the pier and the riverside lock chamber wall is leaking. As early as 1997 an analysis of the structures attested the need for major rehabilitation. In order to ensure the safety of navigation and the functionality of the lock in the coming years, works have to be conducted.
A first study examined the possibility of reconstructing the existing lock while ensuring normal shipping operations. This variant was discarded after extensive analyses.
It is not possible to bypass the lock, which is why the planning procedure was started to build a replacement construction.
OBJECTIVE(S) OF THE PROJECT
Building of the replacement construction.
The new lock will be built 160m downstream of the existing weir and lock. The lock chamber will have the same dimensions in lenght as the old lock (300m), while the width will be enhanced by 50cm to 12.5m.
CONDUCTED AND PLANNED PROJECT ACTIVITIES
The project will be implemented in 7 building phases.
- 2017 – 2019: planning approval procedure
- 2020 – 2022: preparation of construction works
- 2022 – 2030: Phase 1 – construction of the new barrage
- 2030: operation of the new barrage
- starting 2035: Phase 2: partial deconstruction of the old lock (approx. 2 years)
Since it is not possible to bypass the lock, its reconstruction is crucial for navigation along the entire Rhine-Main-Danube axis.
PROJECT BENEFICIARIES / TARGET GROUPS
STATUS AND TIMEFRAME
Start date: 2015
End date: 2030
Total budget: approx. 120 million EUR entirely funded through national budget
Project leader: Wasserstraßen-Neubauamt Aschaffenburg / Germany
Address: Hockstraße 10, 63743 Aschaffenburg / Germany
There are no additional partners involved.
PROJECT CROSS – REFERENCE
Data provided by viadonau, based on information from the project website and the TEN-T Corridor Study for the Rhine-Danube Corridor – 25.09.2018