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Austria International Renewables Industry News

EVN Reports Growing Results

The energy provider from Lower Austria could raise its EBIT by 6.9%. EBITDA grew by 11.6%. Revenues remained stable.

December 16, 2010

EVN: Changes in the Executive Board of EVN

The energy supplier located in Lower Austria announces the early retirement of Burkhard Hofer, member and spokesman of the Executive Board.

December 15, 2010

Linz AG: Decrease in Operating Profits

The Upper-Austrian energy supplier experiences a slight increase in sales. Profits declined. However, the board states to be “satisfied”.

December 14, 2010

Turkey: Verbund Fails in Privatization

The Austrian-Turkish joint venture was unable to participate in the privatization of the Turkish power grids. The Group's objectives remain valid nonetheless.

December 8, 2010

Wind Energy: Austrian Suppliers Export for € 450 million

More than 100 domestic companies are already working in the rapidly growing industry. Cooperation is to be strengthened now.

December 2, 2010

Austria's Industry Welcomes Electricity Reform

Whereas Industrialists and the Economic Chamber (WKO) are asking for enactment today, the Umweltdachverband (UWD, Environmental Federation) is against it.

December 1, 2010

Renewable Energy: Great Potential, but Halted by Politicians

The Umweltdachverband (UWD, Environmental Federation) criticizes sharply the energy policy of the Austrian Government. Investments are made mainly in obsolete technologies

November 29, 2010

A-Tec: Kovats’s Prestige Projects on the Brink

Due to the insolvency of the A-Tec Group. founder and CEO Mirko Kovats will have to give up prestigious projects such as his A-Jet.

November 29, 2010

Verbund Completes its € 1bn Capital Increase

Vienna Stock Exchange listed Verbund AG successfully completed its capital increase and placed 39,215,686 new shares.

November 26, 2010

Wiener Stadtwerke Inaugurates New Headquarters

The largest Viennese infrastructure company concentrates its activities at the new headquarters and also sets a mark for urban development.

November 24, 2010

Austria's Energy Consumption Falls

The energy consumption of Austria decreased in 2009 compared with the previous year by 4%. Mainly industry and transport reduced their consumption.

November 23, 2010

Industry Welcomes EU Energy Infrastructure Package

Secretary General of the Federation of Austrian Industrialists, Markus Beyrer: the package is also important to achieve energy and climate objectives.

November 17, 2010

Strabag: Takeover of h s energieanlagen Austria

STRABAG SE increases its stake in h s energieanlagen Austria from 43 percent to 100 percent in order to enlarge fluidised bed technology for energy production.

November 17, 2010

Wind Energy: Vendors Pressed for Time

Promotion for Austrian wind energy expires in 2012. The industry has only recently been able to set up new facilities.

November 12, 2010

Linz AG: Pause After Investment Offensive

The municipal company recorded extraordinary high capital expenses in 2009. The next projects are still in the planning phase.

November 11, 2010

Verbund: Further Expansion in Turkey

The power company intends to increase its presence in the rapidly growing Turkish market. But above all, investments will be made in Austria.

November 10, 2010

Umweltdachverband: Electricity Industry Power Plant List is Utopian!

Energy projects are unrealistic, alternatives have been ignored and the environment is neglected completely, according to the accusations.

November 8, 2010

Energy Industry: Tough Start for Expansion

The domestic energy industry has numerous plans to expand capacity. However, political will is containing them.

November 5, 2010

Energy Companies are Investing € 6.2 bn

Austria's electricity companies are currently planning the construction and expansion of more than 80 power plants.

November 4, 2010

Change of Leadership at Bewag?

According to reports, there are plans for a premature replacement of the board at the power company from Burgenland.

November 3, 2010

Energy Prices Rise Steeply

An increase of 6.7% was recorded for energy prices in the yearly comparison. The relevance of alternative energy sources will increase significantly in future, as energy price increases are expected to continue in the long term.

November 2, 2010

Verbund: Warning Concerning Profit

Despite worsening results, the Verbund Group holds fast to the capital increase. Core shareholders go along.

October 28, 2010

Large Power Plant in Turkey: Verbund concludes Joint Venture

With an investment volume of 550 million euro, the Verbund operates together with its Turkish partner Sabanci Holding, a gas-steam power plant.

October 25, 2010

Major Project for Siemens Austria in Georgia

Siemens Austria is involved in a project to develop the electricity industry in Georgia. The infrastructure project will act as a bridge between Russia and Turkey.

October 22, 2010

EnBW Remains Shareholder at EVN

EnBW decides not to continue the planned secondary offering of shares in EVN AG

October 20, 2010

OMV Plans Complete Takeover of Petrol Ofisi

OMV and Doğan Holding are in detailed negotiations regarding an acquisition of Dogan Holding’s stake in Petrol Ofisi by OMV

October 20, 2010

Verbund Group: Capital Increase has Been Determined

The capital increase for the biggest domestic electricity generator will allow large investments in energy infrastructure and thereby accelerate new power generation projects.

October 20, 2010

A-Tec Wins Major Contract for Project in England

A project in Australia is currently bringing A-Tec financial problems. A new project, however, offers prospects of success.

October 19, 2010

Verbund´s Subsidiary Sorgenia Achieved Higher Profits

Net income climbed during the first three quarters to 57.6 million euros

October 19, 2010

Coface CEE Top 500 - Poland Largest Number of Companies in CEE

Poland has the largest number of companies in the Central and Eastern Europe Top 500 with 28.4%. Hungary ranks second with 16.6%, overtaking the Czech Republic, which is home for 13.8% of the CEE Top 500.

October 12, 2010

Postponed: Decision on Nabucco Not Before 2011

Because the talks with the main supplying country Azerbaijan are proceeding with exceeding slowness, the decision about the construction of the pipeline will not be possible this year.

October 8, 2010

Schoeller-Bleckmann Acquired Dubai Based Special Tools Provider

Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG (SBO), listed on the ATX market of the Vienna Stock Exchange, has successfully completed acquisition of Drilling Systems International Ltd. (DSI).

October 5, 2010

EVN resolves on capital increase – transaction together with EnBW

With the Supervisory Board’s approval, the Managing Board of EVN AG has resolved on a capital increase from authorized capital through the issuance of up to 16,352,582 new ordinary no-par value bearer shares.

October 5, 2010

Energieallianz Austria Creates Subsidiary in Germany

Renewable energies are a rising trend. This has been recognized by the domestic Energieallianz Austria(EAA), a subsidiary of the energy provider for Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland.

September 30, 2010

Vienna now has its own Expat Center

In Vienna, the first Expat Center in Austria was opened. The project was handled by the Vienna Business Agency (former WWFF).

September 30, 2010

A-Tec has Good Prospects on Shipping Company in Rijeka

The Croatian Competition Agency (ATZN) gives the Austrian A-Tec group under Mirko Kovats good chances in the bid for the privatization of the shipyard "3 Maj" in Rijeka.

September 24, 2010

Austria's Management and Supervisory Boards’ Salaries on the Test Bench

The partly state-run OMV had the most expensive board of all Austrian corporations in 2009. In total, the oil company spent 10.2 million euro on its bosses, 23.4% more than the previous year.

September 20, 2010

A-Tec's Subsidiary AE & E: CFO Brandt Moves to Sulzer

AE & E’s CFO, Juergen Brandt, will be CFO of the Swiss industrial group Sulzer. Jürgen Boggild moves to the Board.

September 20, 2010

Liquefied Natural Gas: Plans for a Route from Georgia to Romania

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is to be shipped from the Georgian port of Kulevi in the direction of Constanta.

September 17, 2010

Hypo Alpe Adria: Greek Entrepreneur Xeniadis Signals his Interest in Buying

The Greek businessman Vasileios Xeniadis is prepared to offer 1.35 billion euro for Hypo Alpe Adria.

September 16, 2010

OMV targets a 20% market share in Serbia

Important changes are foreseen for 2011 in the Serbian oil industry. Because, effective from January 1, the energy company NIS will lose, albeit theoretically, its artificially upheld monopoly position…

September 13, 2010

Putin: Gas pipeline Nabucco with "little chance of success"

Putin gives the competition project of the South Stream gas pipeline little chance of being realized, because as of now, Nabucco has no suppliers.

September 8, 2010

Energy - Three offers for Verbund power plants

Those interested are European companies. By mid 2011 the partial sale of Innkraftwerke shall be completed. Right now the current prospects review the economic documents.

September 7, 2010

The Austrian electricity price index ÖSPI is to decline in October

The electricity price index for October 2010, calculated by the Austrian Energy Agency (Österreichische Energieagentur), indicates that in October prices of electric energy will fall.

September 6, 2010

Miba Acquires Producers of Power Electronics Components

Miba, strategic partner to the international engine and automotive industry, has acquired EBG and DAU, producers of power electronics components, as of September 1, 2010.

September 1, 2010

OMV to cover 9 percent of Romanian energy demand

The gas-fuelled power plant Brazi in Romania of Austrian energy group OMV is going to be ready by autumn 2011 and will then produce enough energy to cover 9 percent of the Romanian energy demand.

August 30, 2010

Kelag with more sales and profits

Economic recovery brought growth for the Corinthian energy provider in the first half of 2010.

August 30, 2010

Russians buy Klausner

The financially ailing Tyrolean Wood Company Klausner has sold two of their last four German plants to the Russian competitors Ilim Timber.

August 25, 2010

Siemens Group upgrades Austrian business location

Siemens Austria has been named the global interface for the small hydropower plant activities of the Group.

August 25, 2010

Causa ÖBB - Verbund as top priority

Verbund AG wants to increase its equity, the federal government as majority shareholder will support the plan, which will be discussed, in tomorrows Council of Ministers.

August 23, 2010