VERBUND and EVN Open Ashta Hydropower Plant in Albania

Completion of the First Major Joint International Project 9/18/2012, Maria Enzersdorf, Shkoder, Vienna, The project company "Energji Ashta" and its owners, VERBUND and EVN, are today opening a world first in Albania: The largest matrix hydropower plant using small turbines. Ashta hydropower plant has been undergoing construction during the last 30 months in the north… Continue reading VERBUND and EVN Open Ashta Hydropower Plant in Albania

Hydromatrix-Turbines of HPP Ashta 1 operative for the first time

Test commissioning started in the presence of PM Sali Berisha Ashta, June 15th, 2012 Roughly 27 months after the start of construction of HPP Ashta the first Hydromatrix®-Turbines were synchronized to the Albanian Grid at Ashta 1. Thus Energji Ashta – a 50/50joint venture between VEBUND und EVN- started the test commissioning for the Power… Continue reading Hydromatrix-Turbines of HPP Ashta 1 operative for the first time

Energji Ashta provides 3.500 Euros for schools in Albania

Schoolkids awarded within a drawing competition Tirana/Ashta. Starting already at the beginning of October altogether 9 schools from the municipalities of Bushat and Vau i Dejes took part in the drawing competition sponsored from Energji Ashta, – a 50:50 joint venture between VERBUND and EVN. The kids had the opportunity to visit the construction site… Continue reading Energji Ashta provides 3.500 Euros for schools in Albania

Austrian MPs visit HPP Ashta

Group of delegates from Austria with representatives of Energji Ashta; behind: portable crane at HPP Ashta On the occasion of an educational journey to Albania a group of Austrian representatives from the trades union payed a visit to the construction site of HPP Ashta. Among them several members of the Austrian Parliament who were impressed… Continue reading Austrian MPs visit HPP Ashta

Topping-out Ceremony at HPP Ashta

Ashta July 5, 2011. Until 2012, the project company “Energji Ashta”– a 50/50 joint venture between Austrian VERBUND and EVN is constructing the largest matrix power hydro power plant worldwide. After only one year of construction works, Ashta 1 powerhouse is already revealing its full magnitude. This was celebrated today in a ceremony with Albanian… Continue reading Topping-out Ceremony at HPP Ashta

Verbund provides aid to northern albania after floods

On January 7, 2010, the Albanian government declared a state of emergency. In the Bushat community on the river Drin, 300 houses were flooded up to a depth of 1 meter. In the entire region 2,000 homes and more than 10,500 hectares of agricultural land were inundated. Due to the energetic and immediate initiative of… Continue reading Verbund provides aid to northern albania after floods

Energji ASHTA, SIGAL and representatives test their physical skills

Energji Ashta, SIGAL and representatives of the region met in Shkodra in order to test their physical and mental fitness. In Austria and its core markets Verbund is known for its sustainable business policy and vital engagement for its employees. The company is convinced that its staff is vital to a healthy economic growth and… Continue reading Energji ASHTA, SIGAL and representatives test their physical skills

Ground Breaking Ceremony

Monday, 25 May 2009 saw the breaking-of-the-ground ceremony held by Verbund and SPV Energji Ashta for the more than 50 MW hydropower plant in Ashta, northern. Albania, near Shkoder, the fourth largest town of the country. From 2012 the power plant is to supply electricity for 100.000 households. At the same time, Verbund is opening… Continue reading Ground Breaking Ceremony

Verbund Signs Ashta Power Plant Contract with Albanian Government

The concession agreement for the Ashta power plant on the river Drin was signed on September 30 in the presence of Albanian Prime Minister, Sali Berisha. The run-of-river plant will be erected south of Shkoder, the fourth largest town in Albania. Industrially managed by Verbund, the project will be constructed jointly with EVN. Both companies… Continue reading Verbund Signs Ashta Power Plant Contract with Albanian Government