In 2013, a contract was acquired for the construction of the Neckartal dam, worth 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.
Just under the dam, distant 13 Km, a weir (360 meters long and 9 meters high) and a pumping station with intake works will be realized. Through a steel pipeline 1,1000 mm in diameter and 8.7 km in long, the water will reach a storage basin (for 90,000 m3 of water), also part of the project.
The order to start work was received on September 11, 2013, and the works must be completed by April 14, 2017. The percentage of work completion as at June 30, 2015, was 26.1%.