Schoenherr has assisted TIWAG-Tiroler Wasserkraft AG in its implementation of the "Storage Power Station Kuhtai" project in Austria by successfully gaining the approval of Austria's Federal Administrative Court.
According to Schoenherr, "the project consists of expanding the power station group Sellrain-Silz to include another storage facility, additional piping from the Stubai Valley around 20 km away, and an additional power station. It is one of the largest hydropower projects in Austria with an investment volume of about EUR 500 million."
"The finding of the [Federal Administrative Court] shows that the complaints of the environmental organizations and the fears of the tourism industry in the Stubai Valley were unfounded," said Schoenherr Partner Christian Schmelz, who is representing TIWAG in the environmental permitting procedures. "At the same time, the decision has emphasized once more how important the SKW Kuhtai project is for the transformation of the energy system in Austria."
Schmelz, who led the Schoenherr team on the matter, was support by Attorney at Law Philipp Strondl.