Construction progress of the substation GUW+ in Hannover Döhren

March 26, 2021
Baufortschritt 2021

On March 26th, 2021, the shell of the over 300 m² company building was completed. More than 30 trucks delivered the precast concrete elements over the course of five nights, which were set up during the day. What follows now is work on the interior of the building, the roof and the facade, which is expected to be completed on May 17, 2021.

By 2023, ÜSTRA aims to have 48 electric buses running completely on electric power on all inner-city lines within Hanover's environmental zone. An ambitious goal - CEO Dr. Volkhardt Klöppner, Denise Hain, Director of Operations and Human Resources, and Elke Maria van Zadel, Director of Technology, IT and Infrastructure, explain in the video how this can work. Part of this is our GUW+, which is presented from minute 04:39.

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February 19, 2021
Construction progress of the substation

Construction work has started for the first GUW+ substation in the Döhren depot of our implementation partner ÜSTRA in Hanover. It is planned to complete the building construction by mid-May, followed by the installation of the GUW+ system technology. The commissioning and the start of the test operation are scheduled for fall 2021.


Consortium meeting in Dresden

December 3 - 4, 2019

In December 2019, the consortium members and associated partners of the project (ÜSTRA, VAG, SWM and avacon) met at the Fraunhofer IVI in Dresden to discuss the next steps in the project.


GUW+ at InnoTrans in Berlin

September 18 - 21, 2018

During the InnoTrans trade fair 2018, the partners took the opportunity to discuss with the funding agency the comsposition of the consortium and the integration of ÜSTRA as implementation partner. Subsequently, the full proposal was successfully submitted in September 2018.