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Network expansion in Kosovo

According to the Austrian Economic Chambers (WKO), economic growth in Kosovo is estimated at 4.0% in 2019 and 4.5% in 2020. Growth sectors continue to be construction and services, banks, insurance, mobile telephony and ICT. Market opportunities for Austrian companies exist primarily in the areas of transport infrastructure, environmental technology, energy, agriculture and IT.

On 09 – 11 October 2019 the Economic Mission “Business Opportunities Kosovo” took place in Priština (Kosovo). The event was organized by the Economic Chamber of Carinthia (WKK) in cooperation with the Slovenian Business Association (SGZ). The delegation led by the WKK President Jürgen Mandl and the SGZ President KommR. Benjamin Wakounig was received among others by the President of the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce Berat Rukiqi. In addition, company presentations and B2B discussions with local companies were held.

By participating in the economic mission, ACTIV was able to expand its network and pursue goals such as raising awareness and accelerating activities on the Kosovar market.



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Slovenia and Japan discuss economic cooperation

The Embassy of Japan in Slovenia, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology of Slovenia, public agency SPIRIT Slovenia, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia and JETRO, has organized a business forum on 03-04 October 2019 in order to provide the latest business environment information on Slovenia to Japanese companies. As representative of the global company Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. and a company with many years of experience in the Slovenian market, ACTIV acted as a networker at the event.

The Republic of Slovenia has been a member of the EU since 2004 and of the Eurozone since 2007. It has been recording high economic growth rates (4.5% of GDP in 2018). The Government of Slovenia has also been attaching great importance to attracting investment from the priority markets, including Japan. The forum has introduced the advantages of Slovenia, including its strategic location and highly qualified labour force. Further, the participants could attend B2B meetings.

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Janja Garnbret wins third gold medal in Japan

The Slovenian successfully defended her combined title to win her third gold medal of the International Federation of Sport Climbing World Championships in Japan.

We congratulate Janja Garnbret on this extraordinary performance and wish her much continued success.

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Janja Garnbret takes Double Gold in Japan

Slovenian climbing phenomenon Janja Garnbret has successfully defended her title of bouldering World Champion, taking gold at the championships in Japan’s Hachioji on 13th August 2019 and added a lead title on 15th August 2019. The 20-year-old, who won all six bouldering events of this year’s World Cup season, has become the first female climber to complete the bouldering and lead double at the IFSC Climbing World Championships.

The outstanding performances of the sport climber Janja Garnbret fill us as a sponsor with great pride and at the same time are an incentive for us for further pioneering projects. We congratulate Janja Garnbret and wish her much continued success.

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From hydrogen-powered gas turbines to biomass co-firing

The latest “MHPS Energy Conference for Southeast Europe” in Portorož, Slovenia, presented ways and means to clean up conventional power plants. About 120 attendees from business and politics followed the lectures from MHPS’s experts and discussed the latest developments in, for example, power plant engineering, flue gas cleaning or the role of hydrogen in the power sector. What was very clear by the end of the two-day conference: No matter how you want to achieve a low-carbon system – Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems can offer the right tools, products and services.

The event took place on June 4-5, 2019. ACTIV Project Management GmbH actively supported the cooperation partner in the organization of the event.

Starting signal for Serbian-Japanese environmental project in Serbia

On 13 February 2019 in Obrenovac, the ground-breaking ceremony took place for one of the world’s largest flue gas desulphurisation plants (FGD) – for the thermal power plant Nikola Tesla A Obrenovac (TENT A). Thanks to the FGD system from the Japanese MHPS Group, sulphur dioxide and particulate emissions will be reduced ninefold in the future. This measure represents a significant contribution to the fulfilment of EU environmental standards in Serbia and serves as support for future EU accession efforts. Furthermore, 60 percent of the MHPS Group’s construction work will be awarded to domestic companies, further strengthening economic cooperation between Serbia and Japan.

The total investment envisaged in the contract amounts to around 167 million euros and comprises the construction of a flue gas desulphurisation plant for the four TENT A blocks A3, A4, A5 and A6, each with an output of 350 megawatts. The FGD system will prolong the operation of the power plant for at least another 20 years. The construction of the plant will take 42 months.

The guests of honour at the ceremony were the Minister for Mines and Energy, Aleksandar Antić, the Japanese Ambassador to Serbia, Junichi Maruyama, the Deputy Director of the Serbian energy company Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS), Milorad Grcic, the Director General for Middle East and Europe of the Japanese Agency for International Cooperation (JICA), Takema Sakamoto, and the Vice President of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), Takanori Nakamoto.

ACTIV Project Management GmbH is responsible for project management in conjunction with the cooperation partners Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) and its Duisburg-based subsidiary, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH (MHPSE).

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