In 2013, a contract was acquired for construction of the Neckartal dam, with a value of approximately €192 million. The dam will exploit the waters of the Fish River to generate power and to create a reservoir to irrigate 5,000 hectares of land for the area’s agricultural development.
A crossing (360 meters long and 9 meters high) and a pumping station, along with the relevant intake structure, will be built 13 km downstream from the dam. The water will flow through an 8.7 km steel pipe with a diameter of 1,100 mm to reach a reservoir (with 90,000 cubic meters of water) that is also part of the project.
The order to start work was issued on September 11, 2013 and the percentage of completion as of December 31, 2014 was 15.7%.