In August 2017 igr AG, in its role as lead for technical and environmental planning, submitted the authorisation documentation for a forward-looking and innovative infrastructure project.

The 46 km long route constitutes the second planning stage of an, in total, 130 km long combined route from the Belgium border to Trier. In a shared trench, water, gas and biogas pipelines are to be laid, along with a 110 kV, a 20 kV and a high-speed internet fibre optic cable (in various combinations in different sections).

As a basis for planning, igr AG undertook the engineering surveying, created a digital terrain model, and recorded and digitalised all other baseline information (including third-party pipelines, protected areas, abandoned landfill sites and archaeological sites).

After submission of the preliminary and design planning, the ten-files-thick authorisation documentation was submitted in August 2017.  Contained within, besides the technical plans, are the landscape conservation support plan (alone containing 70 conflict and action plans); a species conservation specialist assessment; several FFH preliminary reviews; a preliminary review of an individual case using environmental impact assessment  (including EIA 2017 amendment); and an expert report on forestry.

igr AG is already commissioned for the next planning stages: the implementation planning and tendering, and the environmental construction supervision.