SADE in the mountains…
Though ski resorts might not be opening back up right away, some will be ready and raring to go for the season because our Regional Divisions are hard at work!
Thanks to fast work by our Metz and Lyon Regional Divisions, two resorts’ water systems are being given a major makeover.
Water for snow-making machines: no SADE, no snowflakes!
In Haut-Rhin, SMMGM (i.e. Markstein Grand-Ballon massif joint development agency) wanted to extend the Markstein ski resort’s snow-making system. To meet this demand and supply 9 new snow-making machines, the Metz Regional Division (Alsace Agency) set up:
- 400m of pipes to produce artificial snow,
- 400m of pipes to supply snowmaker manholes with air,
- 400m of liners for their power supply,
- 400m of agricultural drain plus connection to the pre-existing artificial snow system
Focus on CSR
With the environment in mind (listed site) and to prevent the appearance of harmful plants, the Metz Regional Division removed the upper layer of soil (grass and substrate) and then put it back in place, to restore the original vegetation.
Water for high-altitude restaurants: no SADE, no system!
For the town of Val Cenis, to supply drinking water to the resort’s high-altitude restaurants and improve the firefighting systems at one of the restaurants, as well as the events room and the 10-seater gondola lift station, the Metz Regional Division (Grenoble Agency) set up a new drinking water tank (60m3) at an altitude of 2,100m:
- creation of a shaft (5m deep and 1m diameter),
- setup of 2 submersible drilling pumps (8m3/h) including valve chamber and water hammer arrestor,
- laying of 500m of piping (HDPE Ø 63mm) between the shaft and the tank.