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TEN-T CNC Rhine Danube
Corridor study
Second Corridor Forum
Corridor Characteristics
Inland Waterways
Andreas Bck, viadonau
18 June 2014
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Structure of the presentation

(1) Overview on Inland Waterways of the Rhine Danube CNC
(2) Infrastructure requirements, characteristics and projects
(3) Fairway maintenance needs
(4) Deployment of River Information Services
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Frankfurt/M
Regensburg
Enns
Bratislava
Budapest
Bucureti
Constana
Wien
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Vukovar
Cernavod
Galai
Turnu-Severin
Corridor origin/terminus
Core Ports
Sulina
Beograd
Border crossings
Sisak
Main sections IWW
A Main Main-Danube-Canal Danube (KehlheimBudapest) X
C
Danube Danube-Black Sea Canal (Budapest
Constana/Midia/Sulina)
+ Sava (Sisak - Slavonski Brod Beograd)
+ Bucureti Dunre Canal
X
Komrno
Komarom
Calafat
Vidin
Ruse
Midia
Giurgiu
E80
E80
E80
E80
E80
E80
E80-14
E80-12
Nrnberg
Danube
Sava
Danube
Danube-
Black
Sea
Canal
Slavonski Brod
TEN-T CNC Rhine-Danube - Overview on IWW infrastructure
Main +
Main-Danube Canal
Strasbourg
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Compliance with ECMT waterway class IV:
Length of vessels and barges: from 80-85m
Maximum beam: from 9.50m
Minimum draught: from 2.50m
Tonnage: from 1000 1500t
Minimum height under bridges: from 5.25 / 7.00 m (2 layer
resp. 3 layer container transport)
Preservation of good navigational status
Equipment with River Information Services
Availability of alternative clean fuels (for core ports only)


Transport infrastructure requirements for IWW
(TEN-T Guidelines, Article 15 and 39)
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Inland waterways

Free-flowing sections
Low ECMT class (< IV)
Low bridge clearance (< 5,25 m)
Straubing - Vilshofen
Inland waterways with critical infrastructure conditions
Melk-Krems
Wien - Devin
Sap - Szob
Sap Mohacs port / Batina
Batina - Beograd
Portil de fier II - Sulina
Sava

especially in free-flowing
sections a draught of 2.5 m
throughout the year is hardly
met, even the provision of
2.5 m fairway depths on 240
days on average per year is
challenging for some sections

River Sava is partly Class III
low bridge clearance at the rail and road bridge in Auheim, the road bridge Alte Mainbrcke
Wrzburg (arch bridge), the rail bridge Bogen and the Margit-hd in Budapest (arch bridge).
Missing Link: Danube-Bucharest Canal
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Austria
East of Vienna
rkm 1,921 1,873
Germany
Straubing - Vilshofen
rkm 2,319 2,250
Hungary
Szap - Mohcs
rkm 1,708 1,433
Bulgaria / Romania
Iron Gate II Clrai
rkm 850 375
Romania
Clrai Brila
rkm 375 170
Romania / Ukraine
Tchatal Ismail
Black Sea
rkm 172 0
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IWW identification of main projects
work on-going plans approved under study
Slovakia
Upstream of Bratislava
rkm 1,880 1,862
Slovakia / Hungary
Downstream of Bratislava
rkm 1,811 1,708
Croatia / Serbia /
Bosnia Herzegovina
Sava River
Croatia / Serbia
Upstream of Apatin
rkm 1,433 1,382
Serbia
Danube in Serbia
rkm 1,296 - 1,150
Germany
Main
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Inland waterways with critical infrastructure conditions: locks
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Main, Main-Danube Canal
Successive renewal of
locks, reconstruction of
Erlangen and Kriegenbrunn
Kachlet
Reconstruction from
2012 2017,
currently only one
chamber in operation
Gabkovo
only one chamber in
operation, works to be
finished in June 2014
Iron Gate I and II
Fundamental repair
works are necessary
Danube-Black Sea Canal
Feasibility study on
renewal of locks ready
open question: will both chambers of Gabkovo be in operation after 06/2014?

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Fairway Maintenance
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Fairway maintenance
Example: critical locations East of Vienna
Monitoring
Planning
Execution
Information
Continuous change in the morphology of the
riverbed, either in the form of sedimentation or
erosion.
Critical locations change from time to time.
Fairway Maintenance Cycle
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Fairway maintenance - identification of needs
Needs assessment by
refined by
Fairway Maintenance Masterplan
- Draft for SG Meeting in May 2014

Final version expected by July
2014
Preliminary results:
equipment is lacking in several countries
particularly demand of equipment for the execution of dredging works, for
marking the fairway and for surveying the riverbed regularly
Low investment costs and small increase in operational costs with high
effect on the inland waterway transport

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Current status and outlook for RIS deployment
Minimum requirements of the RIS Directive are on the way of being
achieved.
Deployment beyond the minimum requirements depends on
national priorities
Development potential
o national and international data exchange
o electronic reporting of cargo and voyage data
o one-stop-shop for electronic reporting could be envisaged
Quality of Service parameters are developed within IRIS Europe 3.
Stable conditions for the RIS operation need to be ensured (shortage
of qualified staff, lack of budgets for RIS operation)
Some systems need to be replaced as of 2014-2020
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Thank you for your attention!

DI Andreas Bck, M.E.

T +43 50 4321-1609
M +43 664 80842 1609
andreas.baeck@viadonau.org

www.viadonau.org
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