Necessary lock overhauls decrease the availability of lock chambers and thereby increase the waiting time at locks. Within the National Action Plan Danube Navigation the overhauls on Austrian locks were already reorganised. Especially by scheduling the engineering works for the low-traffic winter period the obstacles for navigation could already be reduced. This new system is to be evaluated and further optimised in terms of customer-orientation and cost-efficiency.

Description of the measure

  • Constantly improve the procedures for lock maintenance in cooperation with the Austrian river power plants operator Verbund (overhauls, maintenance, repair works)
  • Evaluate the implementation of measures conducted within the National Action Plan Danube Navigation
  • Improve customer information regarding maintenance measures