Building in Obervellach

Power Station Obervellach II

The power stations at Lassach and Obervellach have been supplied energy to power the railways since the beginning of the last century. The equipment is now at the end of its technical service life. Plans are in place to renew the existing power station group in the coming years.

Increased production

The Obervellach II project will create a replacement for the existing facilities at the locations in Obervellach and Mallnitz. The aim is to optimise the production of traction current: The planned systems will increase production by more than 30 percent.

Facts & Figures

    • Rated output 37 Megawatt (MW)
    • Annual energy generation 125 Gigawatt hours (GWh)
    • Extracted water quantity 9 m3/s
    • Gross fall height 488 m
    • Storage volume 60,000 m3
    • Volume of balancing pond 60,000 m3
    • Start of construction expected 09/2020

Improving the ecological situation

The planning and construction of the new Obervellach II power station offer many advantages for the environment. Despite the increase in the self-generation of traction current, the overall ecological situation is also vastly improved. Minimum flow rates are achieved in line with the state of the technology, the lives of residents in the vicinity of existing power stations will be significantly improved by relocating the power station to the existing industrial estate as a means to reduce operational noise and vibrations. A legally valid UVP notification has been in place since February 2016.

Information and coordination

The implementation of the new power station Obervellach II is closely coordinated with neighbouring residents and municipal governments. During the construction phase general project information as well as current project status are shown at the infobox in Obervellach, which is accessible to the public.

Contact Us

In case of questions or recommendations concerning our project Obervellach II please contact one of the following persons below.

Project manager

DI Christian Höss
ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG
5020 Salzburg, Weiserstraße 7
Mobile +43 664 5080304
christian.hoess@oebb.at

Project coordinator

Helmut Hadlauer
ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG
5020 Salzburg, Weiserstraße 7
Mobile +43 664 6178550
helmut.hadlauer@oebb.at

Construction manager

DI Clemens Oberlechner
ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG
5020 Salzburg, Weiserstraße 7
Mobile +43 664 6178101
clemens.oberlechner@oebb.at

Project information

Martin Kletz
ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG
1020 Wien, Praterstern 4
Mobile +43 664 8217067
martin.kletz@oebb.at

Ombudsman

Ing. Hugo Baldauf
ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG
6020 Innsbruck, Claudiastraße 2
Mobile +43 664 6170540
hugo.baldauf@oebb.at

Coordinator equipment

Ing. MSC Christoph Sailer
ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG
6020 Innsbruck, Claudiastraße 2
Mobile +43 664 84717060
christoph.sailer@oebb.at