Groundwater monitoring and sampling at the Königstein site was limited to a depth of 180 m, since a number of measuring points are located within the Sächsische Schweiz National Park where no heavy logging equipment could be used.
Teaming up with a number of firms in Saxony, Thuringia, and Saxony-Anhalt, Wismut GmbH succeeded to develop a mobile pump system which allows sampling down to depths of almost 300 metres, and hence ensures compliance with regulatory requirements.
The mobile unit consists of a base vehicle which integrates all required components and meets all requirements regarding trafficability of measuring points without causing environmental damage. Its modular equipments make the logging truck highly versatile and quickly adaptable to any site-specific situation.
This unit is a welcome addition to flood control tools in service at Wismut. Design and construction costs ran into several €100,000.