Successful operator of a waterworks system in Slovakia

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

However, the company's name is mainly associated with one of the largest water management projects in Europe - the Gabčíkovo Waterworks. The Žilina Waterworks is also of considerable importance.

The company manages these hydropower works and ensures their efficient and safe operation as well as the production and sale of electricity. The long tradition in the construction of hydroelectric waterworks is a solid basis for the further development of the company.

Vodohospodárska výstavba, š.p. ensures the production of clean green electricity from renewable sources only at its hydroelectric power plants and small hydroelectric power plants. The average annual electricity production for the period 1992 - 2022 is 2236 GWh. The volume of electricity produced fluctuates depending on the volume of water flowing in a given year. In the same period, i.e. 1992-2022, the average annual electricity production in the Slovak Republic is 27996 GWh, which implies that the share of VV, š.p. is about 8% of the total annual electricity production in Slovakia.


Vodohospodárska výstavba, state enterprise, has been one of the most important guarantors and investors of the construction of water structures in Slovakia for more than half a century. It operates the Gabčíkovo Waterworks, which enables international navigation on the Danube River, ensures flood protection and the production of environmentally clean energy, as well as the Žilina Waterworks on the Váh River. This makes it one of the most important water management entities in Central Europe.


Vodohospodárska výstavba, state enterprise, is a departmental organization of the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic, whose aim is to professionally, responsibly and transparently manage activities in the water management, respecting the principles of environmental protection and sustainability for future generations as well as for the prosperity of society. By improving, innovating and moving forward, the company aims to become one of the most efficient European companies in the sector.


Respecting them leads to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. They include:

  • Professionalism and accountability
  • Efficiency and reliability
  • Credibility and sustainability
  • Openness (transparency)
  • Respect and seriousness
  • Humanity and ethics