With an investment of twelve million euros, the Wietersdorfer’s hydropower plants in Klein St. Paul along the Görtschitz were revitalized. The chain’s output was increased to 18,000 MWh, and 25 percent of the cement plant’s own requirements are covered by self-produced green electricity.
In a construction period of just two years, two new power plants were built and another was optimized. With now 18,000 MWh of electricity per year, it is possible to cover a quarter of the total electrical requirements for the cement plant with self-produced green electricity. “That corresponds to the supply of 3,600 four-person households”, says Operations Manager Florian Salzer. Site security combined with energy transition The special importance of the company emphasized economic consultant Sebastian Schuschnig: “Successful companies are an essential driving force for employment and prosperity in rural areas. As the largest With this investment, employers in the region have contributed to securing the location and reduced the ecological footprint. ”Environment State Councilor Sara Schaar is also delighted:“ This brings us one step closer to our goal of the energy transition. ”