Schluchseewerk AG (Laufenburg) plans to invest USD 927 million to build a hydropower station in Germany’s Black Forest region. The 1000MW Atdorf pumped-storage facility is scheduled to begin construction in 2014 with completion planned for 2019. Preliminary geotechnical studies were undertaken to prepare for the construction of the upper and lower storage basins, both of which will have storage capacities of 10 million cum. The machine cavern will be equipped with four reversible hydro turbines. The tunnel that connects the basins will have a length of about 5.5mi. The company expects to receive the first set of permits in January 2010.