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Salanfé Haul Cable Car

Salanfé Haul Cable Car

In June 2014, Günter Knerr, Director of technical customer support Europe, and Marc Bode, a sales employee responsible for Austria and Switzerland, attended the installation of the first CASAR Duroplast whose interior is permeated with an electric conductor. The rope is designed to move fixed-track cable cars in the lower third of the supply tunnel of the storage power plant Salanfe.

This tunnel connects the reservoir 1,925 m above mean sea level with the power plant Miéville 1,472 m below. The reservoir has a capacity of 40 million m³ of water, the power plant a performance of 70 MW. The pressure pipe and therefore the tunnel have a gradient of up to 95%. The electric conductor inside of the rope ensures the transmission of control and communication signals from the winch control room to the cable car.

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Gelmer Funicular

Gelmer Funicular

This past summer, the Swiss Gelmer Funicular was extensively renovated. This is a 90 year old funicular that began operation in 1926 in the valley known as Haslital in the canton of Bern. Originally, the work line was constructed to transport material to build the wall of the Lake Gelmer dam and the water supply line for the Handeck power plant

Since opening for tourism in 2001, it has enjoyed growing popularity among young and elderly alike. As a result, the Gelmer Funicular is used by up to 45,000 passengers a year. Since the funicular continues to serve as a work line, part of the logistics infrastructure of the Grimsel power plant, it was decided that the system should undergo a complete renewal.

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