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Schoenherr Successful for TIWAG-Tiroler Wasserkraft in Final Challenge to Kuhtai Hydro Power Plant Expansion

Schoenherr Successful for TIWAG-Tiroler Wasserkraft in Final Challenge to Kuhtai Hydro Power Plant Expansion

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Schoenherr has successfully represented TIWAG-Tiroler Wasserkraft AG before Austria's Administrative Court in the last challenge of the decision to implement Kuhtai Storage Power Plant project.

According to Schoenherr, the project "includes the expansion of the Sellrain-Silz power plant group by an additional storage facility, additional bypasses from the Stubai Valley around 20 kilometers away, and an additional power plant." According to the firm, "with an investment volume of just under EUR 1 billion, it is one of the largest hydropower projects in Austria."

With the decision of the [Administrative Court], the EIA approval was finally confirmed," said Schoenherr Partner Christian Schmelz, who represented TIWAG in the EIA approval process. "The [Court] confirmed that the expressed concerns of the environmental organizations and the other project opponents were unfounded. There is nothing in the way of the establishment of this project, which is so important for the energy transition and climate protection."

In addition to Schmelz, Schoenherr's team consisted of Lawyers Christoph Cudlik and Philipp Strondl.

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