• FWO – Branch off of Scheßlitz, Modernisation of Drosendorf pumping station/elevated tank

    Client: Fernwasserversorgung Oberfranken (FWO)
    Project location: Drosendorf, Germany
    Project term: 40 months
    Project start: 11/2016


Engineering services for object planning of civil engineering structures, expert planning, structural design and technical equipment for the modernisation of the Drosendorf pumping station/elevated tank


Fernwasserversorgung Oberfranken (Remote water supply of Upper Franconia - FWO) is a municipal administration union and the largest water supplier in Upper Franconia. It supplies around 20% of Upper Franconia's drinking water to cities and municipalities. The so-called Scheßlitz branch off has been working at its capacity limit in recent years, which made it necessary to renew the technical facilities at the Drosendorf pumping station to increase the conveying capacity.


GAUFF Engineering was commissioned by the FWO with the planning and construction supervision of the modernisation measures at the Drosendorf pumping station and elevated tank, whose technology dated back to the 70s. For this purpose, the mechanical, piping and electrical engineering were completely renewed and the conveying capacity of the pumping station was increased. The building was thus renovated to the current state of the art in a future-oriented manner.

The entire conversion, with a project volume of around 1 million euros, had to be carried out during ongoing operation, which made the work from planning to execution a special challenge. The planning, tendering and structural implementation of the measures took place in various construction phases.


Object and specialist planning civil engineering structures, structural engineering and technical equipment:

Basic determination
Preliminary design
Design and approval planning
Execution planning
Site management, local construction supervision

Further Services

Inventory reconciliation with planning of the structure
Surveying services
Hydraulic dimensioning of the lines with pressure shock calculation
Preparation of building request

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