Building Golf Trophy
The third edition of the BUILDING GOLF TROPHY took place on September 14th 2015 at the beautiful domain of the Naxhelet Golf Club in Wanze (Huy) with a “shot gun” program for golfers and an initiation program for beginners.
This event brought together the actors of the construction and building professionals: architects, consulting firms, promoters, developers,… A lovely occasion to meet up.
Tractebel emphasized her presence once again with a great bottle of Spa water decorated by Tractebel ‘s colours to bring happiness among the thirsty ones despite the bad weather conditions. They who played golf during this Building Event could discover the Marketing stand of Tractebel situated on the golf course.
Our Sales Director, Yves Kerremans of the product line Building & Industrial Sites, participated at the golf tournament and contributed this way to social networking with team members. The event ended in style with a wine degustation, a walking dinner and an award ceremony (where he unfortunately could not take any price home .. J)
A Successful day. We look forward to next year’s edition!
Silver partner and silver medal for Tractebel at IMMORUN
The 7th edition of IMMORUN™ took place on September 17, 2015 on the Droh!me (ex- Boisfort Hippodrome in Uccle). For three years in a row our Tractebel employees have proven that work and sports on high level are perfectly combinable and so they succeeded once again to conquer a place on the podium. The silver medal was well earned by our colleagues Frédéric van Durme, Bertrand Pairon and Maxime Kinet.
This Year for the first time Tractebel was part of Immorun as SILVER PARTNER to gain even more visibility as a dynamic actor of The Real Estate Sector in Belgium.
IMMORUN™ is a Business Run of 9 km which combines Sports & Well-being, Team-Building, and Business Networking within the Real Estate Sector in Belgium. It brings together architects, promoters, financial institutions, agencies, builders, experts, consultants, lawyers, public institutions, and their partners… A natural and healthy way to relieve stress and face the challenges in life and at work.
Yves Kerremans, Sales Director and Jan Lecompte, Product Director of the product line Building & Industrial Sites as well as Hein Dirix, General Manager SSI were present to encourage our runners.
We congratulate our Tractebel-Teams for this beautiful achievement!
Successful energy audit conference at the Forum!
On October 8, 2015, with the support of the BECI, the Brussels Chamber of Commerce and the participation of the Brussels Institute for Environmental Management (IBGE), Tractebel hosted a conference on energy audits for its customers.
The event was organised by Thomas Herber, our energy efficiency expert.
It was a great success, with an audience of 65 visitors for our speakers at the Forum – Thomas Herber, Benoît Poncelet, Jean-Baptiste Débonnaire, Muriel De Viron of the IBGE and Jean-Louis Samson of ENGIE – who, with their broad expertise and knowledge in the field, managed to convince the audience… which could lead to contracts in the future.
The topics addressed were the regulatory context, the different kinds of audits and the way in which they are undertaken, the expected results (quick-wins, long-term profits), and how to take energy audits a step forward – making for a highly interesting conference.
This great agenda ended with a lunch, during which the visitors were able to talk to the speakers and Tractebel’s management.
An ideal opportunity to underline Tractebel’s skills once again, in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.
A11 PROJECT SITE VISIT
Saturday, 20 June, the Tractebel project team members involved in the A11 project paid a visit to the site. We were shown around by our site supervisor David De Ridder. Work at the site has now been under way for a good year, with some of the important constructions in the project starting to take shape. Tractebel produced the reference design and the specifications for this DBFM project, which comprises a stretch of motorway of around 12 km, with a diamond interchange, a movable bridge, a 15-metre high viaduct and various tunnels and bridges. Staff from various departments, including Rail, Road & Spatial design, and the Structures Competence Center are regularly consulted as technical advisers.
The project will be fully completed in three years.
Railway study Brussels
When it comes to railway accessibility in Belgium, this is closely linked to the issue of the main North-South connection and to the local connections which use it (north-south and west-east). The North-South connection’s capacity is currently restricted to around 90 trains per hour, offering an operating level of fairly mediocre quality.
This study must enable significant progress to be made in the debate on the future of the railway network in terms of travelling to, from and in Brussels. The considerations on this issue have actually only been partially outlined at the moment, and have not been developed sufficiently to allow a decision to be made on this strategic matter.
This debate cannot be restricted to considering infrastructural solutions, but should also, in the view of the team of the consultants, touch on every aspect of mobility. The main points for consideration are:
- Service model used
- Railway group’s rolling stock, signalling and operating procedures
- Mobility behaviour trends
- Town-planning trends in the greater Brussels area.
Consideration must be given to the problems experienced so far in creating a clear strategic vision for developing the railway service in the greater Brussels area for political, technical and economic reasons.
This situation needs to evolve. The increased use of public transport, development of a multipolar conurbation and leveraging of existing infrastructures are among the factors which require a greater use of the railway network.
With this in mind, the following 3 phases are planned in this study:
- Phase 1: Current situation and arrangement of development scenarios
- Phase 2: Multi-actor multi-criteria analysis (MAMCA)
- Phase 3: Detailed description of scenarios selected