May 2020: Simultec AG has a new employee.
Since mid-May Moritz Leutenegger is supporting the team in groundwater modelling and contaminated site projects. Moritz Leutenegger completed his studies at the ETH Zurich with a master in environmental engineering. During and after his study he gained practical experience at the administration of canton Zurich and in a private company.
March 2019: Team-Meeting in the Home-Office
The Simultec AG is also there for you in the coronavirus crisis. 2-3 employees continue to look after the office rooms and our servers daily, the others work in the home office. You can reach us as usual by phone and mail. The telephones are forwarded to the home office. We are equipped with powerful laptops and software licenses that are accessible via the Internet. Therefore, we are able to perform complex simulations at home. We hold meetings in the form of video conferences.
We wish our customers good health. We hope that you too will not be too badly affected by Corona!
January 2020: Visit of the representative of the Swiss Embassy in China
The SDC supports projects in China on climate change and environmental pollution. For the planned new city of Xion'an, the underlying aquifer is to be used for heating and cooling. A representative of the Swiss Embassy therefore visited the AWEL and Simultec and informed herself about the GEM tool developed by Simultec AG. More about the GEM-Tool can be found under the following Link
December 2019: Groundwater model Rockolding and Ilmendorf
The Simultec AG wins the public tender of the Ingolstadt Water Management Agency for a groundwater model within the flood protection project Rockolding and Ilmendorf.
November 2019: The new Simultec website goes online
During the last months the Simultec team has engaged in building up a new website. The website uses the encrypted HTTPS-protocol and is now also nicely displayed on the smartphone. On the first page we will inform you in the future about news from our company.
June 2019: Simultec excursion
The Simultec excursion led to Neuburg on the Danube, where we visited the Floodpolder Riedensheim, which is currently under construction. The Riedensheim flood polder is the first of a series of planned retention basins along the Danube. Due to the favourable topographical situation, it does not need any dyke structures at all. The already completed intake structure is impressive with its 6 weir fields. During the construction of the outlet structure complex structural constaints and nature conservation boundary conditions had to be taken into account. From January to June the construction work had to be interrupted because of the eagle owl breeding on the neighbouring Finkenstein. More information is available at https://www.wwa-in.bayern.de/hochwasser/hochwasserschutzprojekte/riedensheim/
June 2019: New contract in Klettgau
Simultec wins, together with Dr. von Moos AG and FiBL, the tender of the canton Schaffhausen for the investigations on sustainable irrigation in Klettgau.
May 2019: Energy Days St. Gallen
Simultec AG presented herself at the Energietage St. Gallen. At the booth the groundwater heat utilization is presented as a contribution to the energy turnaround. With heat transport simulations the impact of planned heat utilisation can be quantified. If capacities are expanded and further plants in the area are planned or implemented, simulations are indispensable. Heat transport simulations can also be used to optimise well arrangements, especially if usage for cooling purposees are also planned.
May 2019: Spring meeting of the Swiss Hydrogeological Society (SGH)
Lecture by Christian Gmünder at the spring meeting of the Swiss Hydrogeological Society on "Management and Analysis of Groundwater Data". Download presentation
March 2019: Simultec presents model results at jour fixe in Regensburg
On 19th March 2019 the 7th jour fixe to the flood polders Eltheim and Wörthhof took place in Regensburg in the presence of the Bavarian Minister of the Environment Thorsten Glauber. The Simultec presented the results of the groundwater modelling in this context. The groundwater model was developed from 2016 to 2018 by the working group Simultec AG - tewag. The company tewag from Regensburg prepared the geological data basis and accompanied the exploration work. The Simultec AG took over the project management and is responsible for the groundwater model. For further information see https://www.wwa-r.bayern.de/hochwasser/hochwasserschutzprojekte/flutpolder/gw_modell/index.htm
January 2019: Change in management
By the end of 2018, Dr. Ulrich Spring retired from his position as Managing Director after 23 years. Christian Gmünder will assume his responsibilities. Ulrich Spring will continue to support the team with his vast knowledge.
November 2018: PEAK-CHYN-Conference Neuchâtel
In Neuchâtel, Christian Gmünder presented a study commissioned by the Canton of Thurgau on the subject of "Will irrigation in the Thur Valley become a competitor to the drinking water supply?” Download presentation
September 2018: Submission of the general project for the flood protection project RHESI.
Within the scope of the ARGE "Zukunft Alpenrhein" Simultec AG developed a groundwater model for the Rhine valley between Buchs and Lake Constance and worked on different questions concerning the effects of a flow channel widening and the drinking water catchments near the Rhine. To the project homepage
April 2018: Simultec presentation at SGH spring conference
Christian Gmünder (Simultec AG) and Marco Ghelfi (AWEL, Canton of Zurich) gave a joint presentation on the GEM tool entitled "Groundwater models in administration" at the spring conference of the Swiss Society for Hydrogeology (SGH) with the topic "Models in Hydrogeology".
The GEM tool was developed by Simultec AG for the AWEL (Federal Office for Waste, Water, Energy and Air) in the past years and represents an easy to handle tool for the uniform evaluation of potential heat utilisation in the Limmattal aquifer
DThe tool empowers AWEL experts to create a refined model in the web browser without any previous modelling experience. The model refinement is based on a regional model maintained by Simultec. In this model it is checked in each case whether the desired heat and/or cold utilisation complies with the legal requirements. To the presentation