THE STATE-run Water Management Construction company filed a criminal complaint against an unknown offender acting as the statutory body of electricity utility Slovenské Elektrárne (SE) for an alleged fraud in running the Gabčíkovo hydroelectric power plant, company’s spokeswoman Diana Migaľová Baschierová said on December 17.
The Water Management Construction claims that SE is not properly observing the contract on operating Gabčíkovo, the TASR newswire reported.
One of the contract violations allegedly consists in SE’s failure to pay the contracted amount of €5 million on maintenance work per year. SE allegedly began having problems with these payments in September 2013, i.e. around the date when the information on SE’s majority owner Enel’s plan to sell the stake emerged for the first time, Migaľová Baschierová said.
SE spokeswoman Jana Burdová however finds the criminal complaint ill-founded and untrue. According to her, SE has always observed the contract and has paid all its obligations related to the contract on time.
“We believe that it is an unjustified move that should divert attention from the essence of the problem that has emerged by termination of the contract on operating the Gabčíkovo hydroelectric power plant [by the state] without any reason,” Burdová said, as quoted by TASR.
Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports
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18. Dec 2014 at 10:00