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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

Verbund - EUR 90 Million in Impairments by June 2016

In its half-year financial statements Verbund reports of value impairments to the tune of EUR 90.4 million, mostly on account of a value decrease of Romanian windpark assets (EUR 57 million) and of hydropower plants in Gössendorf und Kalsdorf ( EUR 16.5 million).

July 28, 2016

EUR 250 Million Order Brings Smart Meters to Styria

From the autumn of 2017 a major portion of Styrian households will have the so-called smart meters, intelligent electricity meters. Energie Steiermark together with 30 smaller energy companies organized a tender for a contract worth over EUR 250 million. Two producers from France France and Switzerland competed in the tender. The internal parts will come from ams in Unterpremstätten.

July 19, 2016

Verbund Power Hikes 2016 Profit Guidance to EUR 290 Mln

Listed power group Verbund raised its 2016 adjusted profit guidance to EUR 290 million (USD 320.4 million) from EUR 230 million, the company said. At the same time, Verbund cut the dividend payout to some 30 percent from about 50 percent previously.

July 18, 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

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

Strabag Builds EUR 37 Million Power Plant in Switzerland

Strabag AG is building the Rhone Oberwald run-of-the-river hydroelectric plant in the Swiss canton of Valais. The contract value of € 37 million comprises the construction of the necessary tunnels, galleries and underground chambers.

June 5, 2015

Verbund Raises Earnings Forecast and Dividend for 2014

Verbund AG announced today that the earnings forecast for financial year 2014 is being raised. Verbund expects EBITDA of around €800m (previous forecast: €770m) and a Group result of around €125m (previous forecast: €85m) in financial year 2014. The planned dividend continues to be based on a payout ratio of approximately 50% of the adjusted group result which in 2014 will be around €210m (previous forecast: €190m).

January 22, 2015

Verbund Withdraws from Bulgaria

Verbund withdraws from Bulgaria by selling its 16 MW wind farm on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast to Inwind Sp Ltd, a project company of Bulgarian Inovent Holding AD. The transaction is scheduled to close by the end of 2014. Both companies agreed on not disclosing any financial details of the transaction.

October 30, 2014

Fischer: Room for Further Trade with Albania

Austrian President Heinz Fischer was paying a visit to Western Balkan States.

May 22, 2014