Operator of hydropower plants in Slovakia

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Successful operator of the Gabčíkovo Water Works

For more than sixty years, Vodohospodárska výstavba, state enterprise, has been associated with more than 350 water management, hydropower and engineering constructions across Slovakia.

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Main activities

Vojka-Kyselica Ferry

Since 1992, a motor ferry has been providing public boat transport between Vojka nad Dunajom and Kyselice since the Gabčíkovo Waterworks was launched. Its operation is financed by Vodohospodárska výstavba, its use is free of charge for the public. The vessel can carry a maximum of one hundred people, eighteen cars and three trucks up to 20 tonnes at a time. The ferry departs from Vojka nad Dunajom daily from 5:00 to 23:30 at 30-minute intervals and from Kyselice back from 5:10 to 23:40.

Waterworks Gabčíkovo

The Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros Waterworks System was designed and built to fulfil a number of purposes on the stretch of the Danube from Bratislava to Budapest and on its adjacent rivers and territories. After Hungary withdrew from the 1977 contract, the Gabčíkovo Waterworks was built as an alternative solution and became operational in 1992.

Žilina Waterworks

The main purpose of the Žilina Waterworks is to exploit the hydroelectric potential of the upper part of the Váh River between the Lipovec and Hričov power plants. The Žilina Waterworks is also the first construction in Slovakia whose environmental impacts have been assessed comprehensively using the EIA method.

We improve the environment around us

Our Projects

Vodohospodárska výstavba, š.p., following the long-term strategic concepts of the state and in accordance with its mission, vision and values, proposes, plans and implements new water management and hydropower projects. Their aim is to make efficient use of the potential for clean electricity generation, to create fresh water supplies, to improve the environment around water streams and to ensure the resilience of the landscape and a sustainable future in the face of climate change.