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EVN Power Raises Net Profit to EUR 198.8 Mln in Three Quarters of FY '15/16

Listed power utility EVN raised net profit by 6.3 percent y/y to EUR 198.8 million (USD 224.5 million) in the first three quarters of fiscal year 2015/16, the company said.

August 25, 2016

OSCE: "Reliable, Affordable and Sustainable Energy Supplies are Prerequisite for Stability and Security"

Energy experts from the OSCE Mediterranean Partners for Co-operation, representing both government institutions and private sector companies, will begin a week-long field study of sustainable energy in Austria and Germany.

July 12, 2016

Azeri Socar Interested in OMV's Petrol Ofisi

Azeri State-owned oil company Socar is considered interested in the Turkish subsidiary of OMV, the company Petrol Ofisi. The Azeri company will tackle the possible acquisition in September.

June 20, 2016

Peter Löscher to Become Chairman of OMV

Former Siemens CEO Peter Löscher (58) has become new chair of the supervisory board of partially state-owned oil and gas group OMV.

May 19, 2016

Battery Maker Banner Saw Its Revenue and Sales Volume Hike by 8 Percent

Upper Austria battery maker Banner from Leonding saw its revenue and sales volume hike by 8 percent each in the just ended FY 2015/16 (end of March). 4.1 million starter batteries have been sold, the revenue settled at EUR 258 million the company announced. Growth was achieved mostly thanks to the rising demand for enhanced flooded batteries for vehicles, which Banner has been supplying since 2015 for Volkswagen mid-sized cars. Over the past five years Banner has invested over EUR 40 million (USD 45.9 million) in its plant in Leonding. A new facility is to be build in Pasching, close to Leonding, for EUR 35 million, although the project is meeting with a lot of resistance among local communities.

May 6, 2016

Gerhard Roiss Collects EUR 6.35 Mln from former Employer OMV

Listed oil group OMV agreed to pay a total of EUR 6.35 million in various severance payments to its ex-CEO Gerhard Roiss whose contract was terminated early, according to the daily Kurier. Also, OMV is planning to transfer 160,847 treasury shares to management members and senior executives.

March 23, 2016

Italian Gas Infrastructure Company Snam Interested in Austrian Acquisitions

Italian state-run gas pipeline operator Snam, majority owner of Trans Austria Gasleitung (TAG), is mulling growth opportunities in Austria, general director Marco Alvera said, as reported by the media. Acquisitions are an option. According to an earlier statement of SNAM CEO Carlo Malacarne, the group could enter OMV unit Gas Connect.

March 18, 2016

Austrians to Save Some EUR 2.3 Billion Due to Low Oil Price

According to economic research agency WIFO the low oil price has allowed Austrians to save some EUR 2.3 billion (USD 2.6 billion) y/y, based on the reference oil price from 2014. Private households alone saved EUR 800-850 million.

February 25, 2016

Activ Solar Files for Reorganisation in Austria, Debts Reach EUR 500 Million

Vienna-based Activ Solar GmbH announced that it is bankrupt and that it has filed for reorganization in Austria due to its investment exposure in Ukraine. The company has amassed debts to the tune of EUR 500 million.

February 10, 2016

US Company Contour Moves European Headquarters from Paris to Vienna

The Vienna-based European headquarters will be the strategic centre for all thermal and renewable energy facilities in Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Romania, Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Armenia, Spain, Northern Ireland and Ukraine.

December 11, 2015