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21
Dec
About Activ
Carinthian human rights prize for Bovec Summer School and major successes for the sport climber Janja Garnbret

We see ourselves as a company with a regional and supraregional responsibility. Every year, in line with this guiding principle, we support projects in the fields of education, culture and sport as a sponsor and patron. We would now like to use the new year as an opportunity to highlight two projects that posted remarkable successes in 2018.

The bilateral OeAD Summer School is held every year in Bovec in Slovenia under the leadership of university professor Prof. Dr. Vladimir Wakounig from the University of Klagenfurt. Participants from Austria, Italy, Croatia and Slovenia learn the languages that give the people in this multilingual region a local affinity and a linguistic and cultural identity. Bovec Summer School is a peace project that celebrated its 25-year anniversary in 2018 and has now been presented with the human rights prize of the province of Carinthia.

Nineteen-year-old Janja Garnbret is a Slovenian sport climber who began her career at the age of 14 and had her first successes at various youth championships early on. In 2016 and 2017, she dominated the competitions of the International Federation of Sport Climbing. At the World Cups, Garnbret came in the first three 18 times; and of these, she came first twelve times alone and came first in the overall rankings twice in succession. In September 2018, she became world champion in bouldering and combined. She was also voted Sportswoman of the Year in Slovenia in mid-December 2018.

The outstanding performances of the University of Klagenfurt and 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 both winners and wish them much continued success.


12
Nov
Project Managemnet
ACTIV positively accentuated in the field of international project management – POWER PLANTS 2018 conference in Zlatibor

From 5 until 8 November 2018, the Society of Thermal Engineers of Serbia together with the Serbian energy supply company (EPS) organised the conference POWER PLANTS 2018 in the Zlatibor mountains. The international event focused on the current need to bring power plant systems in Serbia up to a level that from an ecological perspective approaches a level accepted by the industrial countries of the European Union. On the one hand, environmental problems were pointed out and on the other, technologies to reduce SOx, NOx, PM and CO2 emissions addressed. The numerous participants included university professors, experts from the public sector and private companies.

A series of talks and presentations were offered during the conference. Representatives of the large corporation Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and its subsidiary Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe (MHPSE) gave two talks at the conference. In its talk entitled State-of-the-Art MHPS AQCS Technologies (FGD, ESP, SCR), MHPS concentrated on the control systems for air quality, whereas in its presentation entitled Benefits from power and energy solution business (PESB) MHPSE addressed the benefits of the electricity and energy business. In both talks, the company ACTIV Project Management was positively accentuated as a competent and reliable partner for international project management. This recognition is attributable to the successful support from the cooperation partners on the south-eastern European market and on the flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) project in the thermal power plant TENT Obrenovac A3-A6.


9
Oct
Energy Solutions
Construction of the flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) plant in the lignite-fired power station in Ugljevik continues to be on track

The construction work on the flue gas desulphurisation project (FGD) in the thermal power plant at Ugljevik in the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina continues to make good progress. Up to now, more than 70 per cent of the construction work has been completed. The procurement of the equipment is also already well underway. If everything continues to go as planned, it is anticipated that the plant will commence trial operation in the middle of 2019.

With the completion of the flue gas desulphurisation plant, the emission of sulphur dioxide will be reduced by more than eightyfold, down to 200 milligrams per cubic metre, which corresponds to the strictest European standards. Secondly, the emission of suspended matter from the chimney will be reduced eightfold through the use of new electric filters. As a result of this pioneering plant, reliable electricity generation and climate-friendly coal-based power generation will be ensured in future in the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition, the project will help to improve the environmental situation in this region.


28
Sep
Project Managemnet
Expansion of our network at the international business conference “Canton Sarajevo 2018”

The third international business conference “Canton Sarajevo 2018” organised by the Ministry of Economics of the Canton of Sarajevo was held on 25 and 26 September 2018. The event, which was attended by high-calibre figures, was opened, among others, by Valentin Inzko, High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina and he welcomed around 400 participants.

On behalf of ACTIV Project Management, the company’s managing director Benjamin Wakounig was on site and conducted bilateral discussions with various companies in order to expand the company’s network in the areas of project management and energy solutions. With the continuous expansion of our international network, we are opening new doors for our partners and creating new business perspectives for them in south-eastern Europe.


1
Aug
Energy Solutions
ACTIV and MHPS jointly strengthen presence on the Serbian market

Stronger together! ACTIV Project Management and its longstanding partner MHPS Japan have pooled their resources and opened a joint office in Belgrade. With the establishment of the new liaison office which was opened at the start of June, in particular the commitment in Serbia is to be consolidated further, new fields of business opened up and existing customers in the region supported even more intensively in the future. The office will be headed up by ACTIV team member Ivan Baković, Director of the representation in Serbia, and supported by a strong team comprising ACTIV and MHPS experts from the areas of project management and thermal power plants. The strategic association between ACTIV and the large Japanese corporation combines the strengths of both companies, consolidates the global presence and facilitates an ideal adjustment to continually changing challenges of global and local customers.


13
Jul
Project Managemnet
New perspectives of cross-border cooperation with Slovenia

Mr. Benjamin Wakounig, Managing Director of ACTIV Project Management, met Mr. Boštjan Gorjup, President of the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce, during his business trip in Slovenia, to discuss the achievements and future opportunities of cross-border cooperation. Together with representatives of the Slovenian Business Association Mr. DI Feliks Wieser, Vice President, and Mag. Andreas Urbas, Supervisory Board member, they visited numerous companies in Slovenian Savinja Valley and set up interesting prospects for future cooperation.


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