Schwalbeninsel technical plans submitted


We are happy to announce that the technical plans of the restoration actions targeting the Schwalbeninsel island complex in Austria have been finalized and submitted for approval. The technical documentation was developed by the engineering company RIOCOM in close cooperation with the experts of Donau-Auen Naitonal Park and viadonau, the Austrian waterway operator and LIFE WILDisland project partner responsible for the implementation of the restoration works.

Following a number of coordination meetings to discuss the exact location and size of the groyne opening and the number of groynes that will be lowered and adapted, the models developed by RIOCOM suggest that the groyne interventions suggested are expected to result in considerable improvements upstream the Schwalbeninsel complex with no major effect on the navigation channel.

The technical plans have now been submitted to the relevant authorities for approval. Soon, on-site sampling will also start in order to assess the quantity of stones that will be removed and precise the construction costs.

We remain optimistic that we will obtain the permits and be able to start with the construction works in the winter of 2024.