Technical tours are limited in capacity and an attendation fee applies. Both tours take place on Thursday, 7.9.2017. Registration at the conference registration page is required. Please hold the appropriate attendation fee ready in cash.
Capacity: max 50 persons
Fee: EUR 20,-
Time: 09:30 - 14:00
Bus transfer from Hofburg and back
Nuclear power plant Zwentendorf: an example of Austria’s contemporary history and a lesson to Austrian politics. Zwentendorf is the world’s only nuclear power plant to have been completed but never put into operation due to the outcome of a national referendum. Zwentendorf is certainly a captivating place. The plant’s premises along the Danube are home to numerous plant and animal species. Inside, engineers have transformed the plant and turbine halls into a training centre. Moreover, the power plant has also begun generating electricity – 100% eco-friendly solar power. Zwentendorf provides a hands-on journey through the history of nuclear energy and the plant itself. It is certainly a captivating and intriguing place – as thousands of visitors have confirmed in the last few years (Source: EVN).
Capacity: max 30 persons
Fee: EUR 20,-
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
The Spittelau plant was built between 1969 and 1971; in 1987 a fire destroyed major sections of the waste incineration plant. Instead of tearing down the plant, it was rebuilt on the same site. There were two main reasons in favour of this course of action:
The mayor of Vienna at that time, Helmut Zilk, wanted even more though: the new Spittelau should be especially clean and set new standards in protecting the environment. In addition, the new Spittelau should be a work of art. The environmentalist, nature lover and artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser was tasked with designing the new plant.
The Spittelau waste incineration plant processes around 250,000 tonnes of household waste every year. The plant in the 9th district produces approximately:
Source: Wien Energie