Side Programme and Technical Visit

VGB Congress "Power Plants 2015"


Registration for the side programme and the technical sightseeing tours can be made using the registration form or online. All support programme trips will only take place provided that the minimum number of participants sightseeing tours is reached.
Please send your reservation to the following address:

Austropa Interconvention Ι Lassallestraße 3 Ι 1020 Vienna, Austria Ι P: +43 1 58800 517 Ι F: +43 1 58800 520 Ι Email: sandrina.sinko@austropa.at

Side Programme

Walk through the "Old Vienna"Walk through the "Old Vienna"
Date:
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
Time:
11.00 hours
Meeting Point:
Main Entrance of Messe Wien
Duration:
app. 2 hours
Persons:
minimum 15 persons
Price per person:
EUR 20.00

The purpose of this walk is present parts of old Vienna that cannot be shown to the visitor in the course of a regular sightseeing tour. Starting at the Josefplatz, our walk takes us past the Imperial Palace, the winter residence of the Imperial family. After a walk through the Volksgarten we reach the Beethoven-Pasqualatihouse where the famous composer lived for more than 8 years. Subsequently, our walk leads us over Herrengasse and Graben to the St. Stephans’s Cathedrale. After a turn around with its numerous cultural and historical highlights we lead you through small lanes and yards, which really provide us an impression of the old Vienna.

Walk SisiWalk Sisi
Date:
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
Time: 14.00 hours
Meeting Point:
Main Entrance of Messe Wien
Duration:
app. 2 hours
Persons: minimum 15 persons
Price per person:
EUR 27.00

This city walk starts with a tour through the individual tracts of the Vienna Imperial Palace, the winter residence of the Imperial family. To get an impression of their daily life, you will be shown the former office and private apartments of Emperor Franz Josef and his wife, Empress Elisabeth, known as Sisi. You will visit the newly built Sisi Museum and the Silver Chamber, where the Valuable silver tableware and service is exhibited, which was used by the Imperial family on a daily basis.

Bus tour Historical Vienna with tour through Schönbrunn PalaceBus tour “Historical Vienna with tour through Schönbrunn Palace”
Datum:
Thursday, 10 September 2015
Time: 09.00 hours
Meeting Point:
Main Entrance of Messe Wien
Duration:
app. 3 hours
Persons: minimum 25 persons
Price per person
: EUR 44.00

To provide you with a first impression of the city, we start our tour at the Ringstrasse. This boulevard with an approximate length of 4 km was created in course of the city’s first expansion in the middle of the 19th century on the area of the former Glacis. We will see buildings like the Musuem of Fine Arts, the Museum of Natural History, the City Hall, the Burgtheater, the Parliament, the University, and many more. The highlight of the tour is a tour through Schönbrunn Palace, the summer residence of the Former Imperial House of Austria.

 

Registration for the technical visit tours can be made using online with the regestration to the VGB Congress. All technical visit tours will only take place provided that the minimum number of participants is reached. 

VGB PowerTech e.V. Ι Deilbachtal 173 Ι 45257 Essen Ι T: +49 201 8128 263 Ι Email: kirsten.prophit@vgb.org

Technical Visit

Besucherzentrum Wien-Freudennau
Vienna Freudenau Visitor Centre

Date: Friday
, 11 September 2015
Time:
09.00 - 12.00 h
Meeting Point: 
Main Entrance of Messe Wien
Persons:
max. 50 person

The Danube power plant at Vienna Freudenau has been supplying clean electricity from hydropower since 1998. It is the tenth and last hydropower plant in the Austrian Danube region and, at the same time, located within the urban area of the Vienna metropolis.

Visitors to the power plant will enjoy an exciting electricity experience that lasts 90 minutes. You will first learn about the history of the power plant in the Information Centre, which accommodates its own cinema, several exhibits and a large model of the power plant. This will be followed by a tour of the power plant where you will experience the powerful machinery up close – 30 meters below water level.

Freudenau is worldwide the first large hydropower plant in a megacity. It was only built after the majority of the Viennese had opted for the power plant. The plant sets attractive architectural standards and brings Vienna closer to the Danube. Inside the powerhouse, in the middle of the river, between the sluice and the weir facilities, 6 Kaplan bulb turbines were installed. With a 7.5 m rotor diameter, the turbines are among the largest in Europe.

Wald-BiomassekraftwerkForrest Biomass Power Plant
Date:
Friday, 11 September 2015
Time: 09.00 - 12.00 h
Meeting Point: 
Main Entrance of Messe Wien
Persons:
max. 50 person

Biomass power plants are an environmentally friendly and climate neutral generation option with a lot of potentials.

Wien Energie makes advantage of this environmentally friendly form of energy conversion. The Simmering forest biomass power plant is among the latest state-of-the-art and environmentally most competitive power and district heating generation stations in Austria. It is making a major contribution to increase the share of renewables to 50 % by 2030. The Simmering biomass plant fires untreated wood chips, 190,000 tonnes of which are supplied annually by the Austrian federal forests to operate the plant..

Advantages of a biomass power plants:
  • Wood is a natural and renewable raw material
  • When produced sustainably, wood will be available without time restrictions
  • During growth, biomass is fixing CO2 through photosynthesis thus relieving our atmosphere
  • Power generation by wood or forest biomass is CO2 neutral
  • Power generation in biomass plants is highly sophisticated
  • In opposition to wind and solar plant, biomass plants deliver permanently calculable energy
  • Compared to fossil fuels, the Simmering plant saves about 144,000 tonnes of CO2