WALO is the specialist in hydraulic engineering and carries out complex construction works, such as dredging, bank rehabilitation and underwater works, in almost any water body. The foundation for the excellent services is formed by experienced specialists, well-equipped diving groups as well as boat and ship operators.
Our specialists were raised near the water and have developed a fascination for hydraulic engineering. As a team, they are constantly achieving extraordinary feats – both for our clients and partners as well as for the people who use the building structures.
Our hydraulic engineering activities include dredging, shore rehabilitation, deep-water pipes, underwater work, the inspection of building structures, pile driving, riprap work and port facilities. WALO doesn’t only have the skilled staff required for the job, but also the necessary floating equipment. WALO’s fleet comprises push-boats and tugboats, various pontoons, barges, a hopper barge and workboats. Our stock of floating equipment is designed to ensure that the vast majority of units can be transported by land. This allows the specialists at WALO to deploy hydraulic engineering objects in almost any body of water. Our divers, kitted out with top-quality equipment, are at hand to oversee and assist with the processes on site. Our established clients include hydraulic power station operators, who regularly call on the specialist services of our experienced professional divers. Even in icy-cold temperatures and in waters where visibility is poor, our underwater experts are guaranteed to do a good job. WALO’s interdisciplinary and supra-regional cooperation make the company a reliable and effective partner for hydraulic engineering projects.
In their element beneath the water – this is a particularly fitting description of WALO’s Diving Division. The division is your reliable partner for tasks carried out under challenging conditions. Our clients include power plant operators, factory owners, private individuals, cantons and local authorities. In collaboration with WALO’s hydraulic engineering specialists, our Diving Division is continuously devising solutions for challenging projects.
The division’s wealth of experience and well-coordinated processes are crucial requirements for success, even in the most difficult underwater conditions. The know-how possessed by WALO’s specialists is respected and in high demand. They are experienced in the safe handling of the various elements, particularly when it comes to complex tasks and in unique environments – be it working on turbines in hydraulic power stations, in ice-cold reservoirs or in poor visibility. The division has the perfect equipment at its disposal, ensuring short response times and the utmost level of safety in Switzerland and its bordering regions. In collaboration with the hydraulic engineering specialists and the the ship and pontoon experts, the divers at WALO never fail to deliver the optimal solution. The day-to-day work of the underwater experts also includes smaller tasks, such as inspections, cleaning, repairs and salvages, etc. The division’s cooperation with various WALO Group subsidiaries makes it a reliable and effective partner – both on land and underwater.
Reused gravel fill from the Rhine for ecological enhancement of riparian areas, stabilization of existing riparian structures, and protection from bank erosion.
Walo Bertschinger AG was commissioned by the Sarganserland power plant to dredge sediments from a water depth of up to 50 meters in the Mapragg reservoir, Tamina Valley near Bad Ragaz.
The listed boathouse in Auried in Au was in a very dilapidated condition due to subsidence and leaning and was in need of urgent refurbishment.
The boathouse of the police patrol boat on the banks of the Rhine in Grossbasel was to be protected from floating debris. WALO received the order to erect a corresponding flotsam deflector.
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