Winter maintenance in the Central European region

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The 2020/2021 season of winter maintenance is coming to an end. This year’s winter has shown that the problems of winter maintenance are still present, and in some cases they may be even greater than in the previous years. Rapid changes in weather conditions resulting from the climate change are the cause for the standards in winter maintenance to be modified. Those used nowadays are still an up-to-date topic, which the Polish Road Congress has decided to introduce to their regular events.

The aim of the conference is the knowledge and experience exchange between the central European countries like Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Austria and Poland regarding the prevalent changes in weather conditions, as well as the presentation of the way the winter maintenance standards have been used this season. Without any doubt the modifications in German winter maintenance system are a good reason for this discussion. Participants from individual countries will present their own winter maintenance standards. Moreover, winter maintenance companies, equipment and material suppliers will also share their experience.


11:00 Opening remarks – Zbigniew Kotlarek, President of the Polish Road Congress

11:05 - 11:15 - Winter maintenance in PIARC activities, Patrick Mallejacq, PIARC Secretary General

11:15-11:30 – Road winter maintenance – from planning to realization, Przemysław Perczyński, Head of Road Network Maintenance Department, GDDKiA

11:30-11:45 – New standards of winter maintenance in Germany, Horst Hanke, Ministry of Economy, Work, Energy and Transport, Germany

11:45-12:00 – Winter maintenance web applications available to the public, Julius Janeba, STRABAG, Czech Republic

12:00-12:15 – Winter maintenance in the Slovak Republic, Peter Peťko, Board member and COO, Národná diaľničná spoločnosť (National Motorways Company), Slovakia

12:15- 12:30 – Winter operation practices in Hungary, Zoltán Czipár, Shaun Borketey Bortei-Doku, Public Roads KOZUT

12:30-12:45 – Break

12:45-13:00 – Development and introduction of a pre-wetted salt spreading system with increased brine content, Josef Neuhold, Austria

13:00-13:15 – Ukrainian experience of road winter maintenance, Artem Bezuglyi, Director of SE “State road research institute named after Shulgin”, Olga Dubova, head of sector, SE “State road research institute named after Shulgin”, Kyiv, Ukraine

13:15-13:30– Road salt - a strategic material for winter road maintenance , Radosław Owczarek, Road Salt Sales Team Manager, Salt Mine "Kłodawa" S.A.

13:30-13:45 – Equipment and materials used for winter maintenance, Grzegorz Bajerczak, Aebi Schmidt Polska Sp. z o.o.

13:45-14:00 – Q&A

14:30 –Closing remarks

On-line conference with a real-time Polish/English translation

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