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Compensation channel Hahnöfer Nebenelbe

Background and side conditions

The measure was realized in 2003 by the Federal Administration of Waterways and Navigation (WSA Hamburg) and Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) as a compensation measure according to national legislation (BNatSchG, LNatSchG, NNatG und HmbNatSchG). For the permission of the deepening of the fairway in 1999 a formal plan approval procedure including an EAS and a so called ‘Landschaftspflegerischer Begleitplan (LPB)’ was necessary which described the necessary compensation measures. In 2002 a change in the course of the channel (i.e. the so called ‘Ausgleichs- und Ersatzrinne’, ’A+E Rinne‘) was approved in order to fulfill the requirements related to the extension of the Airbus company which is located close by.

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