Thomas got the opportunity to serve as WASH Expert on behalf of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit in DPR Korea. He supported during two months (June / July 2019) the local project office of SDC / HA. Based on his experience in the domains of water supply and construction, he could provide important advice. FurtherRead more about WASH in DPRK[…]
HYCON is mandated by GIZ to provide services to their project supporting the Niger River Basin Authority. Key tasks are the support in project management, monitoring and evaluation according the GIZ Capacity Works® Framework.
HYCON had the opportunity to support a large Swiss-based construction company during the tendering process. Key activities were the elaboration of technical reports on project plans, logistics, project risk analysis and health and safety assessments.
HYCON became member of Swiss Water Partnership. It is another step to support a sustainable usage of our limited water resources.
The World Bank Group has set up a roster of energy efficiency experts. Thomas Gross was selceted for this roster and is as of now available with his expertise for project managers within the World Bank Group.
HYCON is mandated to provide formal trainings at the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences. Thomas Gross is lecturer in the Module Water – Energy Wastewater as part of the Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources Engineering on the subject of Hydropower.
The Swiss Federal Office of Energy has published the new documentation on small hydropower in Switzerland. Hycon, together with Entegra Wasserkraft AG, has elaborated the module II on technical aspects. The documentation is published on EnergieSchweiz and announced through the Energeia-Blog. Gesamtdokumentation_Kleinwasserkraft_-_Modul_II
The Campus Balgrist is expanding its research infrastructure. The consortium of KIBAG and SPLEISS were mandated for the civil works and construction. HYCON is providing the construction site manager for the civil works.
Ensuring the health and safety of our employees is a key issue when managing and operating small hydropower stations. HYCON could elaborate and successfully introduce HSE handbooks for various small hydropower stations in Switzerland
HYCON has analyzed three hydropower projects in Albania on behalf of a swiss-albanian consortium. Based on a fact-finding mission, HYCON provided the necessary information on which the client may base its decisions on its future engagement in these projects. Each hydropower plant has a capacity of up to 1.5 MW.