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RDK cooling tower, Karlsruhe

RDK cooling tower, Karlsruhe

 Building project: Cooling tower at Rheinhafen steam power plant (RDK)

Client:
EnBW Kraftwerk AG, Karlsruhe

Period: 2008 – 2010

Services:
  • Structural examination and construction supervision for the new construction of a cooling tower at Rheinhafen steam power plant (RDK) 8
Construction:
  • Shell structure, as a truncated cone in the region of the 28 circular vents (approx. 15m high) and as a hyperbolic paraboloid in the area above this 
  • Flat, closed ring foundation
  • The height of the cooling tower is approx. 80 m.
Particulars:
  • Shell structure out of reinforced concrete
  • In consideration of the dynamic effects of wind
  • Ground improvement using vibrated stone column technique
  • Structure-specific guidelines for cooling towers (VGB-R 610 U; VGB-R 602 U)

 

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