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Port of ViennaPort of Vienna:Keeping Logistics FlowingVienna is a hub of international trade and transport routes in the heart ofEurope. The Port of Vienna is a decisive point where all sorts of goods andcargo come together, and it is an important economic factor for the city.The Port of Vienna is steadily gaining in significance. Itis virtually the only logistics centre in Austria that canoffer such high standards in infrastructure, both interms of quality and quantity.Since 2006, the Port of Vienna has been expanded ona massive scale to make it one of the most modernand efficient economic hubs on any inland Europeanwaterway.Photos: Hafen Wien (4), LBS Redl67


Port of ViennaPort of Freudenau:main artery of cargohandling10About half of the cargo is transported in lorries, 35 per centvia rail and 15 per cent in ships. The goods transported bywater primarily include petroleum products, de-icing salt,construction materials such as cement, sand and steel products,and agricultural products such as grain and artificialfertiliser. The three cargo ports (Port of Albern, Port ofFreudenau and Lobau oil port) handle roughly 1,700 cargoships a year. The quay length in the three cargo ports is over5,000 running metres.Port of FreudenauThe largest of the three cargo ports belonging to the Port ofVienna is the Port of Freudenau. It is Vienna’s main artery ofcargo handling on the Danube. It contains a container terminal,facilities for general cargo and raw materials, a car terminal,hall and storage space, distribution centres for brandproducts and the largest duty-free warehouse in Austria. ItPort of Albern: centrefor agricultural goodsThree Cargo PortsPowering the EconomyThe Port of Vienna is the largest public harbour on the Danube in Austria, with theFreudenau and Albern freight ports and the Lobau oil port. This is where all of thesites and facilities for multimodal cargo handling are located at the Port of Vienna.also houses a customs office and its own police station aswell as the management and administration for the Port ofVienna.The majority of the cargo handled by the Port of Vienna goesthrough the Port of Freudenau. For example, this includes wellover 440,000 container units and more than 80,000 newcars per year. The premises contain the largest de-icing storagefacilities in eastern Austria, with a total capacity of 45,000metric tons. There are also over 70,000 square metres ofcovered storage space available – the size of nearly ten FIFAapprovedfootball pitches.The Land Reclamation project at the Port of Freudenau is currentlyunder way and aims to create new commercial space.As part of the project, the size of the inner harbour will bereduced. The new land gained through the project will then beavailable for the construction of facilities for handling goods.Photos: Votava, Felicitas Matern, OMVThe Port of Freudenau is not just a freight port and logisticscentre, however. The inner harbour also serves as a port ofrefuge and winter port for boats on the Danube in the area ofVienna.Port of AlbernThe Port of Albern is one of the most important locations forhandling grain in eastern Austria. The premises contain fivelarge grain storage facilities with a total capacity of 90,000metric tons. Raiffeisen and the Italian flour supplier GrandeMolini, for example, perform their business transactions fromhere. Up to a total of 150,000 metric tons of wheat, barley,sunflower seeds and rapeseed are temporarily stored hereannually. The majority of agricultural products come by lorryand rail from the area around Vienna and are shipped out allover Europe.But other agricultural products, construction materials andsteel products are also handled at the Port of Albern. Cementin particular is imported from Eastern Europe and arrives atthe port on large Danube barges. The cement is temporarilystored in upright silos, from which the product can then bedelivered directly to construction sites. In addition, a woodchipplant at the Port of Albern supplies the biomass powerplant in Vienna’s Simmering district.Lobau Oil PortRoughly 37 per cent of all petroleum products in Austria areconsumed in Vienna, Lower Austria and northern Burgenland.The Lobau oil port is the hub for petroleum products thatarrive by ship. These river boats carry an impressive volume:Depending on the water level and the way the boat is built,one of these tankers can carry up to 2,500 metric tons ofpetroleum products.Approximately 1,200 tankers dock at the seven landing stationsin the oil port each year, where over 1.2 million metrictons of petroleum products are handled annually. The portstations are equipped with online measurement systems andfully automated loading systems, and the pump and loadingstations are located on floating pontoons.Pipelines connect the oil port to the central tank farmin Lobau and the refinery in Schwechat. The oil port isconnected to the rail network via the Lobau cargo railwaystation.Port of Lobau:hub for petroleumproducts11


Port of ViennaInfrastructure and TerminalsModern handling facilities combined with decades of experience as a logistics expert:That is the Port of Vienna’s recipe for success. The three cargo ports belonging to thePort of Vienna offer virtually all traditional handling and storage activities.The Port of Vienna isequipped with state-of-theartfacilities and can handlepretty much anything.12General and bulk cargo such as agricultural products, constructionmaterials, metals, vehicles straight from the factoryand containers are handled at the ports of Freudenau andAlbern. The two ports have ten cranes with a carrying capacityof 6 to 160 metric tons, three of which are in coveredfacilities, as well as two weigh bridges. New halls for bulkgoods and raw materials were constructed at the Port ofFreudenau to provide covered storage space for products.There is also a container terminal, a car terminal and warehouseswith 70,000 square metres of space in the “opendepot”.Container TerminalThe Port of Vienna has become the main hub for containerbusiness over the last few years, particularly for overseascontainer transport. More than 440,000 container units arehandled here annually. The new container terminal, whichopened at the Port of Freudenau in 2008, made a huge contributionto this. This created the basis for increasing theannual handling capacity to around 500,000 container units.Roughly 110 trains a week transport containers from here tothe large European seaports such as Rotterdam, Hamburg,Bremerhaven and Duisburg or to the hubs in Central andEastern Europe such as Budapest and Bratislava via rail.There is also a new connection to Koper in Slovenia.The container business is handled by WienCont, a subsidiaryof Hafen Wien. As the only port in Austria, the Port of Viennaalso has a container crane directly on the quay, making itpossible to move containers from ship to ship and from shipto lorry or train.Car TerminalThe car terminal is one of the largest automobile distributioncentres in Austria. Roughly 80,000 new cars including nearlyall common makes are delivered from the car terminal eachyear. That is around a fourth of the new cars registered inAustria annually.The car terminal offers enough space for 10,000 vehicles,which are parked in a car depot (2,600 vehicles) or in a160,000-square-metre lot. The direct connection betweenthe Port of Vienna and all of the motorways as well as thenational and international railway network ensures rapid handling.Two heavy-duty ro-ro ramps make it easy to load and unloadships. The car terminal also offers two car washes, twodewaxing facilities, two car servicing and repair garages, andhalls for cleaning vehicles and installing radios, spoilers andother special accessories. It has a petrol station and tracksfor 55 car transporters as well.Bulk Goods TerminalLarge halls with a total capacity of roughly 60,000 metrictons are available for storing bulk goods. They offer enoughspace for over 60 shiploads. Bulk goods such as cement,sand, artificial fertiliser and de-icing salt are either filled inPhotos: Hafen Wien (3)big bags, stacked on pallets in sacks or delivered loosely. Thede-icing salt for Vienna’s winter services is also stored in thehalls for bulk goods. With a total capacity of 45,000 metrictons, these de-icing salt storage facilities at the Port of Viennaare the largest in eastern Austria.Open Depot and Cross DockingThe Port of Vienna open depot offers warehouses with a totalarea of 70,000 square metres for various types of goods, fromfood and consumer electronics to industrial goods. A coveredcrane makes it possible to load cargo directly into the storagefacilities without exposing it to weather conditions. All partsof the storage facilities can be accessed by rail. The rangeof services includes storage in high-bay warehouses, blockstorage, temperature-controlled storage, lockable berths forself-handling, commissioning, packing and repacking of goodsas well as cross docking. This also includes the deliveryof goods from all over Europe to the Freudenau distributioncentre, where they are transhipped and further transportedvia rail or lorry. In addition to storage halls, the Port of Viennaalso has more than 200,000 square metres of outdoorstorage space.Long GoodsThe Port of Freudenau also has storage space suitable forextremely long goods: two flexible halls for long goods thateach measure 65 metres in length and 25 metres across andwhose front sides can be fully opened. They are used, forexample, for the interim storage of metro components.13


Port of ViennaPort Expansion Ensures GrowthThe programme to expand the port serves as an important basis for the sustainablegrowth of the Port of Vienna. Investments are constantly being made in infrastructure,in equipment and facilities for handling goods and cargo, in the transport routes onsite and in national and international networks.More cargo, more containers, more ships, more trainconnections. The Port of Vienna has grown sustainably andconsistently in recent years. A large-scale expansion programmewas launched in 2006 to equip the Port of Viennafor the future and to establish it as one of Europe’s mostefficient cargo handling centres for rail, road and watertransport.All New at the Port of ViennaIn the years leading up to 2012 alone, €170 million wereinvested in the expansion of the port. New cranes, largerstorage halls, new quay walls and a container terminal withdouble the previous capacity – for up to 500,000 containerunits (TEU) per year – have already been constructed.Along with the construction of the new container terminal,the rail and road infrastructure was also improved. The railwaybridge that leads over the entrance to the Port of Freudenauand the Danube Canal, which was destroyed duringWorld War II, was reconstructed. It now connects the Donauuferbahnand Donauländebahn railways, and creates adirect link between the port and the central switchyard inKledering.A huge steel sluice now makes the Port of Freudenau completelyflood-proof. It is closed before floodwaters even reachVienna now. This means that the flooding of the port is now athing of the past, and cargo handling can continue withoutany disruptions. This will benefit the Port of Freudenau, theapproximately 50 companies located there and their 1,000employees. The Hafen Wien Group’s main office building wasalso renovated.Consistent Further ExpansionIn the second part of the expansion programme, furtherinvestments of up to €110 million are planned until 2018.Besides the Land Reclamation project at the Port of Freudenau,this expansion phase will focus on optimising the spacefor commercial operations and then getting additional companiesto settle here.Port of Freudenau: the heart of the Port of ViennaMore Land at the Port of FreudenauThe Port of Freudenau has been flood-proofsince 2010 thanks to its sluice.14Photos: LBS Redl, agentur wulz servicesThe Land Reclamation project at the Port of Freudenau willdecrease the size of the inner harbour by roughly 20 percent. Facilities for handling goods can then be constructedon the new land gained through the project. In its work on theproject, the Port of Vienna focuses on environmentallyfriendly methods. For example, the excavated materialbrought to the inner harbour comes from other major constructionsites in Vienna. In the first stage of the project, morethan 30,000 square metres of land were reclaimed from thewater by the end of 2012. The project has the potential toreclaim 75,000 square metres of land in total.The possibility to reduce the size of the inner harbour at thePort of Vienna in order to reclaim land is thanks in part to therefinements that have occurred in shipping. Cargo ships nowhave a much smaller turning radius and are easy to manoeuvreeven in a smaller inner harbour.Optimisation of Traffic ManagementIn terms of road infrastructure, the B14 (Handelskai) federalroad was relocated from the centre of the port to Seitenhafenstraße,and a new bridge over the Danube Canal nowconnects the port premises to the A4 east motorway. Thenew road traffic infrastructure went into use in 2011. Thiscreated the basis for redesigning the entrances to the port,shortening the distances around the port grounds and creatinga sustainable transport logistics infrastructure. This facilitatesoperations within the terminals and makes processorganisation clearer.15


Marina WienSport and cuisine on thewater is what you’ll findat Marina Wien!22Vienna’s Most Beautiful MarinaYacht club feeling, waterfront atmosphere, water and boat sports:Marina Wien, which belongs to Hafen Wien, offers all that. The focushere is to provide a wide range of services for boats and also comfortand relaxation along the banks of the Danube.It is not just boat owners from Vienna and the surroundingarea as well as people from Austria and abroad travelling byboat who can find optimal infrastructure at the marina.Marina Wien also has something to offer for all the residentsof Vienna, including a top restaurant and a true waterfrontfeeling in the middle of the city. From the comfort of stylishfurniture, visitors can enjoy a view of the water and experiencenature at its finest.Many New Features at the MarinaMarina Wien will be expanded into a modern leisure area inthe coming years. A lot has already happened since HafenWien acquired Marina Wien in 2009. Comprehensive renovationand improvement work has been performed on the commercialbuilding and the surrounding area. Besides the measuresthat are clearly visible to everyone including therenovation of the terrace, the new landscaping and the newcoat of paint on the facade, the technical infrastructure of thebuilding was also modernised in a very complex process. Inaddition, the parking lot was designed to be customer friendly.The bright light provided by new lighting elements increasesguests’ safety. The access roads were also renovated.Space for Roughly 250 BoatsThe two wharves at Marina Wien offer a total of 246mooring places for motorboats and yachts. Both of theinner harbours have access control and video surveillance.The modern French dock is particularly stable. Thedockside water and electric hook-ups are directly availableto all boats.The infrastructure here also includes a filling station withvarious fuels, including petrol, super unleaded and diesel.The boat crane can easily raise yachts weighing up to15 metric tons out of the water. Before yachts put out tosea, their owners can take advantage of the boat serviceand maintenance offers. Necessary equipment and specialsupplies are also available at the marina. Boats canbe safely stored during the winter in a state-of-the-arthigh-bay warehouse, which accommodates 168 boats.Motorboat SchoolThose who have had a taste of sea air and want to take thehelm of a motorboat themselves can receive training fromthe experienced instructors at the motorboat driving school.The options range from the “Donaupatent” yachtmasterlicense for navigating the Danube to the international “Binnenpatent”yachtmaster licence for travelling along inlandwaterways and the Croatian and Austrian FB1 or FB2/3yachtmaster coastal licence. The latter allows you to skippera yacht in any of the world’s oceans. Evening courses andintense weekend courses are constantly being offered for thevarious licences.Even those without their own motorboat or those who are inthe mood to go on an excursion or holiday with a boat thatdoes not belong to them have come to the right place atMarina Wien: There are many different boat models to charter,including transport over land to the desired destination.The boat shop at Marina Wien also has an array of new boatsfor sale – from racy pleasure craft to sporty yachts and dignifiedluxury boats.Oasis of RelaxationThe Marina Wien restaurant is located directly on the banksof the Danube. Whether you want to have a private dinnerfor two, a meal with friends or a lunch with business associates,the restaurant offers the right Austrian and internationalcuisine for all occasions in a modern ambience. Thesun terrace with its view of the Danube and the Vienna skylineis the perfect place to unwind after a busy day.ContactMarina Wien GmbHSeitenhafenstraße 15, 1023 ViennaTelephone: +43/1/727 16-0Fax: +43/1/727 16-200E-mail: office@marina-wien.atInternet: www.marina-wien.atPhotos: Hafen Wien, agentur wulz services (2)23


Passenger Boat TravelPassenger Boat Travel:Experience Vienna from the WaterTake a pleasant boat ride along the Danube around Vienna or to the Wachauregion in one of the excursion and tour ships belonging to DDSG Blue Danube.Or jet across the waves of the Danube to Bratislava in the Twin City Liner.Wien Holding’s boat travel companies offer many ways to explore Viennaand the shores of the Danube from the water.Photos: Matthias Obergruber, agentur wulz services, Georg Mantler, Julius Silver2425


Twin City LinerTwin City Liner:two boats since 2008Visit Bratislavawith the DanubeSpeedstersThe Twin City Liner has been travellingbetween Vienna and Bratislava since 2006.It is not just a successful ship connection,but also a symbol of the two capitals movingcloser and closer together, and it is a primeexample of good neighbourly relations inpractice.Photos: agentur wulz services, Eva Kelety (3)Up to 135,000 people climb aboard the two Danube speedsterseach year. Since the beginning, they have transportedover 800,000 passengers. The Twin City Liner departs fromthe city boat station at Schwedenplatz for Bratislava up tofive times a day. The season begins between the end ofMarch and the beginning of April each year, and the boatstravel according to schedule well into November. And evenin December, you can visit the Christmas market inBratislava at the weekend with the Twin City Liner. The TwinCity Liner can also be booked for charter trips.ramic windows, a captain’s lounge and a panoramic deck.The Sky Gourmet buffet on board offers small meals,snacks and beverages. Souvenirs can also be purchased onboard. In addition to the red seating on the inside of theboats, there are also seats outside on the upper deck.These seats are highly sought after, especially when theweather is nice and sunny. Each of the two boats has a totalcapacity of 126 seats.Concentrated Power26A Special ExperienceThe roar of the water, the sound of the turbines, the vibrationof the engines, the wind and at the same time the quietof the cabin. A ride in the Twin City Liner is an excitingexperience. And that is exactly what makes the boats sucha success. It begins when the Danube speedsters pull awayfrom the dock and slowly glide along the Danube Canalbefore showing what they’re made of on the waves of theopen Danube. In no time at all, the boat has left the capitalbehind, and the shores are the picture of serenity: densealluvial forests reaching all the way down to the water, hereand there another boat, a barge or a cruise liner. Soon thetown of Hainburg appears, followed by the lofty ruins ofDevín Castle – and next thing you know, your destination isin sight: Bratislava with its Danube bridges. After 75 minutesof travel time, the fast boat lands at the Danube quayin Bratislava, just a few minutes’ walk from the old town inthe Slovakian capital.Travel in ComfortThe Twin City Liners are fully air-conditioned and havecomfortable first-class seating, information screens, pano-The Twin City Liner is a fast catamaran with a light-weightdesign that is made of aluminium. It has a low draught anda low wash, making it perfect for the Danube and in particularfor the Danube Canal, which is often very shallow insummer. At the heart of the Twin City Liner are its twopowerful 1,000-horsepower diesel engines and two waterjets that blow out about 1,000 litres of water per second atfull speed, propelling the 34-metre-long and 8-metrewideship to speeds of up to nearly 70 kilometres per hour.The hull of each Twin City Liner is coated with a fourmillimetrelayer of high-strength Kevlar, an extremelylight, tough, elastic synthetic fibre that is known for itsdurability.Successful PartnershipThe Twin City Liner is also a prime example of the successfulcollaboration between municipal and private commercialenterprises. It is run by Wien Holding in collaboration with RaiffeisenlandesbankLower Austria-Vienna (RLB NÖ-Wien) in apublic-private partnership. In order to make the Twin City Linera reality, they founded the joint company Central DanubeRegion GmbH, which acts as the initiator, project developer andship owner.Dual 1,000-horsepower dieselengines bring the boats fromVienna to Bratislava in 75 minutes.ContactCentral Danube Region Marketing & Development GmbHHandelskai 265, 1020 ViennaTelephone: +43/1/727 10-201Fax: +43/1/727 10-290E-mail: office@centraldanube.atInternet: www.centraldanube.atTickets and timetable information:Telephone: +43/1/588 80 or +43/1/727 10-216Internet: www.twincityliner.com27


DDSG Blue DanubePhotos: Matthias Obergruber, DDSG Blue Danube (3)Navigating the Waters of the DanubeDDSG Blue Danube Schiffahrt GmbH is one of the successor companies of the formerDonaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaft and offers passenger cruises in Vienna.The company is half owned by Wien Holding through Hafen Wien.There are currently six passenger ships running under theflag of DDSG Blue Danube. The ships transport over300,000 passengers a year.The three largest ships – the MS Admiral Tegetthoff, MSPrinz Eugen and MS Wachau – are each over 60 metreslong and have enough space for up to 600 passengers. Upto 250 people can climb on board each of the three smallerships – the MS Vienna, MS Vindobona and MS Schlögen.Built in 1990, the MS Schlögen is the newest ship in DDSGBlue Danube’s fleet.The company’s main fields of business include sightseeingcruises for tourists in Vienna and the Wachau region, chartercruises on the Danube and event cruises with eveningentertainment, ranging from the Heurigen Cruise with VienneseSongs to the Fiesta Mexicana. The fleet’s ships leavefrom Vienna’s passenger port near Reichsbrücke or from thenew city boat station on the Danube Canal right near Schwedenplatz.New View of Viennapass by and view sights such as Danube Tower, MillenniumTower, Ring Tower, the Spittelau district heating plantdesigned by Friedensreich Hundertwasser and the observatorynear Urania. A particularly impressive part of this cruiseis when the boat travels through the Freudenau sluice. Thejourney back from the Danube to the Danube Canal leadsthrough the historical weir and lock near Nußdorf. The GrandDanube River Cruise takes one and a half hours (half cruise)or three and a half hours (whole cruise) and takes placedaily from April to October.Cruise on the Danube CanalThe Danube Canal cruises are also gaining in popularity. TheMS Schlögen departs on its Danube Canal cruise four timesa day from May to September. The ship travels along thecanal in a loop that takes one and a half hours. It starts atSchwedenplatz and heads upstream until reaching the Nußdorfweir and lock, after which it turns around and headsback. On its way back, it goes all the way to the point wherethe Wien River meets the Danube Canal before turningaround and returning to Schwedenplatz.August, the ship sets out daily to take its passengers on atour of Vienna by night. The themed evening cruises havealso proved to be very popular. These cruises, which takeplace between April and December, offer an evening with avariety of attractions combined with sumptuous culinarydelights and accompanied by music and the gentle waves ofthe Danube. The themed cruises range from a Musical Affairto Let’s Dance and the classics like Hawaiian Night, CountryBarbecue and Spare Ribs, and the Heurigen Cruise withViennese Songs.Kids and MoreDDSG Blue Danube also offers a wide array of excitingthemed cruises especially for kids and whole families. Youngpassengers get to watch an entertaining show on board andcan take home amazing impressions from their cruise, forexample, from the Danube Pirate Birthday Party.And by the way: All of the DDSG Blue Danube ships serve asthe ideal location for events with flair, from company partiesto private get-togethers. They turn celebrations of all kindsinto spectacular, memorable events.ContactDDSG Blue Danube Schiffahrt GmbHHandelskai 265, 1020 ViennaDDSG Blue Danube: six ships, countlessthemed cruises, unforgettable experiences28Vienna makes a great impression from the water, for example,aboard the MS Vindobona or MS Vienna. These shipsare used for the Grand Danube River Cruise, which allowspassengers to relax on board as they watch the shorelineVienna by NightNight owls and romantics can find just what they’re lookingfor on the evening cruises aboard the MS Vienna. In July andTelephone: +43/1/588 80Fax: +43/1/588 80-440E-mail: info@ddsg-blue-danube.atInternet: www.ddsg-blue-danube.at 29


Passenger PortsMore Than Just a Landing PlaceEnhancing Vienna’s waterfront flair on the Danube and sustainablydeveloping the Danube region and Danube cruises are the responsibilityof Wiener Donauraum GmbH. It operates the large shipping centre nearReichsbrücke, the city boat station on the Danube Canal and many otherlanding places for cruises along the Danube and the Danube Canal.Photos: PID/W. Schaub-Walzer, Eva Kelety (3)3031


City Boat StationThe city boat station hasbrought Vienna’s city centrecloser to the water.Vienna’s City PortVienna has had a “port” right in its centre since the summer of2010, when the new city boat station opened on the DanubeCanal by Schwedenplatz. This is where the DDSG Blue Danubeexcursion ships and the two Twin City Liners land now. All thishas brought Vienna’s city centre even closer to the water.32The city boat station is a proud, powerful structure on theDanube Canal right near Schwedenplatz, rising above thewater almost like one of the large Danube cruise liners. Thebuilding is made of lots of glass and steel. Measuring 127metres in length and around 17 metres wide, it extends 8metres in width over the surface of the Danube Canal. Thegross floor area totals 1,360 square metres indoors and1,600 square metres outdoors in the form of terraces andcovered areas fronting the quay.More Than Just a TerminalThe new boat station is much more than just a terminal forprocessing boat passengers. Equipped with attractive eateries,the station has developed into a new hotspot and coolhangout on the Danube Canal. The new terminal has threefloors. As the “Gate to Bratislava”, it also has an informationcentre where passengers can find out about the capital ofSlovakia.Roughly €7 million were invested in the construction project.The city boat station was financed and constructed byWiener Donauraum GmbH, which belongs to Wien Holdingthrough the Hafen Wien Group. The new city boat station istherefore a good example of Wien Holding’s corporate philosophyof developing projects that generate a great amount ofadded value for people, the economy and quality of life.Photos: agentur wulz services, Eva Kelety (3)Architectural HighlightThe city boat station is located right between Marienbrückeand Schwedenbrücke. A total of 300 metric tons of steel and750 square meters of glass were used to construct the building.Designed by the fasch&fuchs team of architects to belight and open, the station fits well into the surroundingarchitecture of the city. The great view from Schwedenplatzof the buildings across the Danube Canal is also notobstructed. Gently sloping ramps lead from Franz-Josefs-Kaito the heart of the building. From there, lifts or stairs take visitorsdown to the water, where the Twin City Liners and theDDSG Blue Danube cruise ships land.The special thing about the architectural design is that the13-metre-tall building stands on “stilts”, so cyclists andpedestrians are still able to travel along the quay without anyobstructions.Motto am FlussThe Motto Group was brought on board as the operator of thenew restaurant and café at the boat station. Top chef BerndSchlacher and his team have developed a forward-lookingconcept for fantastic cuisine. Motto am Fluss offers travellersand businesspeople as well as those in search of relaxationand party people all kinds of culinary delights. They canchoose between the café on the “sun deck” and the restauranton the “main deck”. In addition, the area fronting thequay and pontoons are available for events.Tradition and ModernityTradition meets modernity at Motto am Fluss. The classicinterior and design elements from past decades and from1950s Venice are the perfect complement to the futuristicglass and steel structures of the boat station. Guests at Mottoam Fluss can choose between traditional dishes from theDanube region, international delights and special organicfood creations. The integration of regional products fromlocal suppliers, which had begun to fade into obscurity somewhat,is also being revitalised here.ContactWiener DonauraumLänden und Ufer Betriebs- und Entwicklungs GmbHHandelskai 265, 1020 ViennaTelephone: +43/1/727 10-201Fax: +43/1/727 10-290E-mail: office@donauraum.atInternet: www.donauraum.at33


Shipping Centre near ReichsbrückeCity Port forDanube CruisersWiener Donauraum operates the largeshipping centre near Vienna’s Reichsbrücke.It is the gateway to Vienna for manypassengers who land in Vienna aboardthe large cruise liners during their tripalong the Danube.Distinctive buildingat Handelskai:the shipping centreMost of the residents of Vienna recognise the large, impressiveshipping house at Handelskai as the setting of the AustrianBroadcasting Corporation’s crime drama series SOKODonau. The place where the detectives work on television iswhere the employees of Vienna’s passenger port, shippingcompanies and DDSG Blue Danube really perform their jobs.The history of the passenger port near Vienna’s Reichsbrückestretches back to the year 1978. That is when the cornerstonewas laid for the distinctive building in celebration of the150-year anniversary of DDSG Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaft.The building opened after just over two years ofconstruction. In 2003, Wiener Donauraum GmbH took overthe building. Since then, it has belonged to Wien Holdingthrough Hafen Wien.Up to 3,500 Ships per YearLarge Danube cruise liners dock at the quay, bringing roughly360,000 tourists to Vienna via water annually. Up to 3,500ships moor at the shipping centre each year, and the trend isvery much on the rise. River cruises are gaining in popularity.building was rebuilt and a ship service centre was set up,which delivers provisions to the Danube cruise liners – fromproducts for catering to necessary replacement parts for theships.Home Port for DDSG Blue Danube600 people and offers large spaces, from the covered sundeck to the restaurant on board. The nearly 64-metre-longand roughly 10-metre-wide ship is powered by two470-horsepower diesel engines and can reach speeds of 25kilometres per hour. In 2011, DDSG Blue Danube’s flagshipwas renovated and underwent a general overhaul.times a day during their Vienna tours and allow passengersto step right off the ship and onto the metro. The U2 Donaumarinastation has been located just a few steps from thelanding place since the autumn of 2010.The larger ships belonging to DDSG Blue Danube also linethe quay of the shipping centre. For example, the MS AdmiralTegethoff moors here. It was built in 1987 together withits sister ship, the MS Prinz Eugen, at the Linz shipyard. TheMS Admiral Tegethoff is mainly used for themed and specialtrips leaving from Vienna. From 1999 to 2003, the ship alsotravelled regularly between Vienna and Passau. The MSAdmiral Tegethoff is the most successful charter ship in Austriaand can be booked for parties and events all year round.Designed in art nouveau style, the ship has room for up toContactWiener DonauraumLänden und Ufer Betriebs- und Entwicklungs GmbHHandelskai 265, 1020 ViennaTelephone: +43/1/727 10-201Fax: +43/1/727 10-290E-mail: office@donauraum.atInternet: www.donauraum.at34And the Danube is one of the most popular European riversfor cruises. These cruise liners often stay anchored in Viennafor several days while passengers visit the city and its manysights.Capacities DoubledWiener Donauraum GmbH’s task is to renovate and expandthe docks for passenger ships at Reichsbrücke, to improveservices for tourists arriving by boat and to develop projectson the Viennese banks of the Danube. Since the companywas taken over by Wien Holding, the number of passengersand ships arriving in Vienna has nearly doubled. The range ofservices has also been expanded greatly. The port authorityPhotos: Chris Rhabek/Central Danube GmbHAdditional Landing PlacesWiener Donauraum GmbH also operates other ship landingplaces in Vienna, for example, near the Nußdorf weir and lockand near Kunst Haus Wien on the Danube Canal. MarinaWien on the Danube, Vienna’s most beautiful yacht harbour,now also has a ship landing place operated by the company.The ships of the DDSG Blue Danube fleet land here four35


Technology and Knowledge TransferMarketing the Knowledgeand Qualities of ViennaVienna enjoys an excellent competitive position among Europe’scities. It is known far beyond Austria’s borders as a centre forinnovative services and a variety of competences.For a city to function excellently, numerous agencies andmunicipal companies need to work with state-of-thearttechnologies and develop various strategies and solutionsin order to optimally design the city for its residents.Bundling this know-how and marketing it internationally –always with a focus on Vienna’s economy as well – is thetask of two Wien Holding companies: TINA VIENNA UrbanTechnologies & Strategies and VIENNA Technology, TransferCorporation (VTTC).36Photos: Votava; Fernwärme Wien/Christian Houdek; Eva Kelety; PID/W. Schaub-Walzer; DI Gilani, Büro RRP37


TINA VIENNA Urban Technologies & StrategiesMarketingVienna’sKnowledgeVienna has a host of qualities that makeit the envy of other cities. The knowledgesurrounding these qualities and the technologies,strategies and solutions behind themare bundled at TINA VIENNA with the aim ofmaking them visible around the world andmarketing them internationally.Vienna has a high quality of life, is safe, clean and green: Fora city like Vienna to provide its citizens with top quality at alllevels, it requires a whole range of technologies, strategiesand innovative solutions. And that is what Vienna’s cityadministration, its municipal companies and the businessesowned by the city aim to ensure. Their task is to secure andfurther expand the qualities found in Vienna – along with andin close cooperation with Vienna’s business community.Hub and Competence Centre38TINA VIENNA Urban Technologies & Strategies acts as a huband competence centre for all knowledge in the field of urbanand environmental technologies.The company was founded in 1997 and has belonged toWien Holding since 2003. TINA VIENNA bundles Vienna’sexpertise and products in this area, disseminates themaround the world, and assists Austrian and foreign regionalauthorities in utilising knowledge, concepts and products thatwere developed in Vienna to meet their own needs.TINA VIENNA also compiles information on internationaldevelopments in urban technologies and strategies for itsnetwork partners (agencies and companies of the City ofVienna) and acts as an information hub in this field for itsexternal and internal partners. When it comes to initiating,planning and performing international project contracts,TINA VIENNA performs project development and management.Beyond its work for the City of Vienna, TINA VIENNAalso acts as a contractor and project partner for third parties.Since being founded, TINA VIENNA has managed roughly40 projects.International SuccessTINA VIENNA is also active in the Danube region, for example,in the DonauHanse network. Through a collaboration betweencities along the Danube, the network allows more intensecooperation, encourages the implementation of joint projectsand offers all of the cities involved sensible solutions for similarproblems. The projects that TINA VIENNA has completedsuccessfully include feasibility studies for a new Danube portin Belgrade and a flood protection channel for the city ofKrakow.United TINA in Abu DhabiTINA VIENNA and United Group Holdings Abu Dhabi (UGH)founded United TINA, a company for infrastructure planningin the United Arab Emirates with a focus on Abu Dhabi, inSeptember 2007. This made it possible for TINA VIENNA andPhotos: TINA VIENNA GmbH, Chili Galleiits partner in Abu Dhabi to jointly bid for tenders for transportand infrastructure projects in the United Arab Emirates.It should also make it easier for companies from Vienna tobid for tenders in the region.Smart City ViennaTINA VIENNA’s work for the City of Vienna includes the smartcity Vienna project. The term “smart city” describes citiesthat use resources intelligently and efficiently and employinnovative technologies to save costs and energy, expandtheir services and increase their quality of life. In the worldwideranking of smart cities, Vienna takes first place.The numerous technologies developed in Vienna and alreadytested in practice, efficient funding frameworks, highregional economic output and the city’s commitment to provideits citizens with programmes and plans to ensure sustainable,environmentally and climate-friendly urban developmentmake Vienna an excellent testing site for particularlyeco-friendly business practices and lifestyles in the future.Against the backdrop of the smart city project and the associatedEuropean Union funding frameworks, TINA VIENNA’saim is to acquire more projects in other European municipalitieswhere Vienna’s urban and environmental technologiescan be used and implemented by Viennese companies.ContactTINA VIENNA Urban Technologies & Strategies GmbHAnschützgasse 1, 1150 ViennaTelephone: +43/1/40 00-84260Fax: +43/1/40 00-7997E-mail: office@tinavienna.atInternet: www.tinavienna.atVienna is the world’s leading smartcity. TINA VIENNA markets Vienna’sknow-how internationally.39


VTTC – Vienna Technology, Transfer Corporation40Strategies and Solutionsfor the FutureVIENNA Technology, Transfer Corporation (VTTC) was foundedin 2008 with the aim of marketing and exporting the know-how,strategies, technologies and solutions that make Vienna thecity with the highest quality of life.VTTC focuses on the segments of environmental protection,energy, sport and entertainment. For everything from consultingto joint implementation, VTTC is a reliable partnerwhen it comes to putting Vienna’s expertise into practice.Its services range from project planning, development,financing and management to the construction and operationof facilities.Environmental Protection SegmentVienna’s environmental facilities meet the highest technicaland environmental standards and serve as internationalshowcase projects. As a model city when it comes to theenvironment, Vienna feels that it is its duty not only to makefull use of the technical opportunities available for all facilities,but also to fulfil the currently valid environmental standardseven when they go beyond the legal requirements.Examples of this include Vienna’s biogas plant, the Pfaffenauwaste incineration plant and the city’s main waste watertreatment plant.Energy SegmentIn Wien Energie’s thermal power stations, the City of Viennarelies on a system of combined heat and power in which bothelectricity and heat are generated – at an efficiency level ofover 86 per cent. Vienna also has one of Europe’s largest districtheat networks, which supplies roughly 300,000 flatsand some 6,000 large enterprises with heating. Thermalpower stations account for 68 per cent of the heat in the network,waste incineration plants make up nearly one third andthe rest comes from peak boilers, which are only used whennecessary. In addition, district cooling is generated and usedas an environmentally friendly way to cool buildings.Sport SegmentThe City of Vienna regularly hosts major international sportingevents. It possesses a vast store of know-how in theconstruction and operation of athletic facilities and eventhalls as well as in the organisation, handling and executionPhotos: Eva Kelety (2), Fernwärme Wien/Ernst Schauer, LBS Redlof large sporting events, such as the European FootballChampionship in 2008. A number of these big events takeplace in the Wiener Stadthalle, the largest indoor location inAustria, and in the Ernst Happel Stadium, Austria’s largestathletic stadium.Entertainment SegmentThe Wiener Stadthalle – one of the largest and best eventlocations in Europe – is extremely multifunctional. It is aconcert hall, show stage, event and motorsport arena, tradefair and congress location, television studio and venue formajor sporting events. Six different halls are available, fromthe main arena (Hall D) with room for roughly 16,000 visitorsto the modern show stage (Hall F) with space for some2,000 spectators. Up to 1.2 million people visit the showsat the Wiener Stadthalle every year.Implemented ProjectsTogether with Zagreb Holding, VTTC performed a feasibilitystudy for a biogas plant in Zagreb. The aim is for the biogasplant to process roughly 20,000 metric tons of biogenicwaste per year. The opportunities to collaborate in terms ofoperations are now being evaluated.At the beginning of 2010, the Austrian Swimming Federationcommissioned VTTC to plan and manage the projectfor an air-supported structure to serve as a temporary roofover the 50-metre pool at Vienna’s Stadionbad. In addition,VTTC adapted the building housing the locker rooms andset up the access system for athletes. The air-supportedstructure has been in operation since September 2010.Originally planned as a temporary project, the structure willnow be a permanent installation during the winter seasons.ContactVIENNA Technology, Transfer Corporation GmbHWienerbergstraße 25b, 1100 ViennaTelephone: +43/1/533 62 97E-mail: office@vienna-ttc.atInternet: www.vienna-ttc.atEnvironmental protection, energy,sport and entertainment areVTTC’s four segments.41


Wien HoldingWien Holding:Our Job Is Quality of LifeWien Holding currently unites some 75 companies. The Groupis a holding company owned by the City of Vienna and isorganised as a privately held and for-profit company withnon-profit aims that performs community tasks.The Wien Holding companies are active in five different segments:culture and event management, real estate management,logistics and mobility, media and service, and environmentalmanagement. A successful combination of profitablecommercial enterprises and companies with non-profitobjectives and the strategy of entering into partnershipswith private investors serve as the foundation for WienHolding’s success. The companies generate turnover ofReal Estate SegmentWien Holding is currently overseeing roughly 15 major realestate projects. Under the name STAR22, Wien Holding isdeveloping a new office and commercial park on the formerWaagner-Biro site in Stadlau, which will be completed in 2013.The Group is also involved in projects such as the Therme Wienspa, the development of the Neu Marx site into a high-profileEnvironment SegmentThe most important company in the Environment segment isebswien hauptkläranlage Ges.m.b.H. The City of Vienna contractsWien Holding to manage this company. ebswien operatesVienna’s primary waste water treatment plant, which inrecent years has been transformed into one of Europe’s mostmodern treatment plants.Media and Service Segment42around €400 million a year. Indirect returns are also huge.Wien Holding and its 75 companies add around €1 billion invalue annually in Vienna and account for around 13,400 jobsboth directly and indirectly.Culture SegmentThe Cultural and Event Management segment includes theVereinigte Bühnen Wien including the Ronacher, the Theateran der Wien and the Raimund Theater, and the StadthalleGroup, including the hall complex at Vogelweidplatz. WienHolding also manages four museums: the MozarthausVienna, the Haus der Musik, the Jewish Museum Vienna andthe Kunst Haus Wien. In addition, Wien Holding owns one ofAustria’s largest ticketing service companies, Wien Ticket. Inall, Wien Holding’s cultural enterprises entertain up to 2.5million people a year, making Wien Holding one of Europe’slargest entertainment groups.location for research, media and technology, and the Breitenseebusiness park. These real estate projects have one thing incommon: Wien Holding real estate developments always aimto add value to the surrounding area and district. The RealEstate segment generates the highest turnover in the Group.Logistics and Mobility SegmentThe Hafen Wien Group is the focus of the Logistics andMobility segment. Vienna’s port is currently being expandedto create one of Europe’s largest logistics and cargo hubs.Wien Holding also holds shares in Central Danube, the companythat operates the Twin City Liner, the fast ferry linebetween Vienna and the Slovakian capital of Bratislava.DDSG Blue Danube (passenger travel on the Danube) is alsopart of Wien Holding. In addition, Wien Holding owns a competencecentre for urban technologies and strategies: TINAVIENNA Urban Technologies & Strategies GmbH.Photos: ebswien, B18 Architekten ZT GmbH, Therme Wien/Cathrine Stukhard, Bildagentur Zolles, Philipp Schuster/W24, Reed Messe Wien/C. HusarThe Media and Service segment is one of Wien Holding’s oldestbusiness segments. Kabel-TV-Wien has been an importantpart of the Group since all the way back in 1978. Today,the company is operating under the name WH Medien GmbHand, among other things, is responsible for basic programmingfor UPC Telekabel Wien. The Viennese city televisionstation W24, which is owned by WH Medien, recentlylaunched its fresh concept with a new, innovative lineup.Now, it offers informative broadcasts, news, entertainmentprogrammes and talk shows.WH Medien is also in charge of the implementation of themedia education initiative for creative individuals and mediacreators that was launched by the City of Vienna in 2010.This segment includes OEKO MEDIA, EU-FörderagenturGmbH and WH-Beschaffungs- und Service GmbH.ImprintWien Holding GmbHUniversitätsstraße 11, 1010 ViennaResponsible for content:Wolfgang Gatschnegg, Group SpokespersonTelephone: +43/1/408 25 69-21E-mail: w.gatschnegg@wienholding.atDesign: wien.at Medien-FullserviceBohmann VerlagFacts and Figures• Number of companies: 75• Total annual turnover: roughly €400 million• Annual investment volume: between €125 and€170 million• Employees: approximately 2,200• Total annual added value: roughly €1 billion43

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