CCGT Power Plants in Hungary
Ajka
Location: Bakony
Operator: BVMT Bakony Power Generation Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 58-MW Trent 60 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
Operation: 2011
T/G supplier: Rolls-Royce, Brush, Centrax
EPC: ETV-Eroterv Rt, GEA-EGI
Quick facts: BVMT is jointly-owned by MVM, Euroninvest Zrt. and Bakony Power Plant Ltd. The partners built this peaking/reserve plant at the Ajka site of Bakony Power Plant Ltd. In Feb BVMT secured a €63mn loan from MKB Bank, Erste Bank Hungary, OTP Bank and KBC's Hungarian unit K&H Bank. The total investment was about €75mn. In Oct 2011, MVM bought out Euroinvest's 49% stake. Plant commissioning began in Aug 2011.

Photograph courtesy of Centrax
Posted 28 Apr 2012

Borsodchem
Location: Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen
Operator: BC-Eromu kft
Configuration: 2 X 25-MW GT10B gas turbines CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2001
HRSG supplier: ABB (CZ)
T/G supplier: ABB
EPC: ABB, Sinergy Kft
Quick facts: This industrial power plant supplies the adjacent BorsodChem works with steam and electricity. The plant includes two HRSGs with supplementary gas firing capability (80 t/h max output) and two auxiliary boilers firing natural gas or light oil (40 t/h max output).

Photograph courtesy of BC-Eromu kft
Posted 30 Apr 2005

Csepel-II
Location: Budapest
Operator: Atel Csepeli Vállalatcsoport
Configuration: 400-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 9001E gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 2000
HRSG supplier: Ganzrock
T/G supplier: GE, ELIN
EPC: VA TECH
Quick facts: Alpiq acquired the Csepel power station complex in 2002. Csepel consists of two plants, a CCGT power station built in 2000 and a renovated thermal power station dating from 1984. The gas-fired power station puts out around 2 TWh/yr and meets around 6% of Hungary's total electricity requirement. The site is on the Danube River in Budapest.

Photograph courtesy of Alpiq
Re-posted 28 Oct 2009

Debrecen
Location: Hajdu-Bihar
Operator: E.ON Hungaria
Configuration: 95-MW, 1+1 CCGT with 9001FA gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2000
HRSG supplier: DBEMA Energia
T/G supplier: GE, MAN

Photograph courtesy of Babcock-Hitachi Europe
Posted 1 Feb 2004

Gönyű
Location: Gyor-Moson-Sopron
Operator: E.ON Hungaria Zrt
Configuration: 433-MW, single-shaft CCGT with SGT5-4000F gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2010
HRSG supplier: STF
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: In Dec 2007, E.ON signed a turnkey contract with Siemens for this power station, which was reportedly the most efficient in Hungary at completion. The EPC consortium included Siemens AG from Erlangen and Siemens zrt based in Budapest. Site preparation began in Jan 2009 and the foundation stone was laid on 26 Mar 2009. About 500 workers built the plant and some 30 staff run the facility. The CCGT plant went commercial on 12 May 2011 and connects to the grid via a 14km tie-line.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON
Re-posted 30 Jun 2011

Kelenfold
Location: Budapest
Operator: Budapesti Erőmű Zrt
Configuration: 1 X 136 MW 9001E gas turbine, 1 X 50 MW steam turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1995-2006
Boiler supplier: Austrian Energy & Environment CZ
T/G supplier: GE, Elin
EPC: Elin
Quick facts: The Kelenfold heating plant was under reconstruction for a decade. In the first phase, a large gas turbine was installed. The second phase included a steam boiler, hot-water boiler, steam T/G set, civil work, electrical equipment, and control systems. The resulting complex is able to produce 50 MWe and 330 MW of heat. Boiler House II, which houses the new heating plant, is a state-designated architectural landmark. Each newly delivered boiler has its own 56m double-casing stack. Only three operators are required.

Photograph courtesy of Austrian Energy & Environment
Posted 25 Mar 2007

Kispest
Location: Budapest
Operator: Budapesti Erőmű Zrt
Configuration: 110-MW, 1+1 CCGT with 6001FA gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 2004
Boiler supplier: Austrian Energy & Environment CZ
T/G supplier: GE, Alstom
EPC: Fortum
Quick facts: In Mar 1999, Budapesti Eromu announced plans for this gas-fired CHP plant at its existing Kispest plant site. The dual-fuel gas turbine is fitted with a dry low-Nox combustion system. The plant cost $80mn. Heating capacity is 366 MWt and the facility has peaking hot water boilers. Heat is provided to Kőbánya City Centre and three housing estates.

Photograph courtesy of Budapesti Erőmű Zrt
Posted 16 Feb 2013

Lõrinci
Location: Heves
Operator: MVM Zrt
Configuration: 1 X 170 MW V94.2 gas turbine
Fuel: oil
Operation: 2000
T/G supplier: Siemens
Quick facts: This shows the stack of a large GT behind the building that housed the coal-fired Mátravidéki power station (4 X 32 MW). At one time, this was one of Hungary's most important power station. It was retired from 1982-1986. MVM was required to build three reserve peaking power plants as part of its agreement to joint UCTE. The Lõrinci peaking plant was sited at the old coal plant to take advantage of usable infrastructure. The Mátravidék site was bought from the Mátra Power Plant Co in 1995.

Photograph by Pas-6 (wikimedia)
Posted 3 Jul 2010

Nyíregyháza
Location: Nyíregyháza
Operator: E.ON Hungaria
Configuration: 49-MW, 1+1 CCGT with H-25AX gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2007
HRSG supplier: Aalborg
T/G supplier: Hitachi, Siemens
EPC: E.ON Energy Projects, Babcock-Hitachi Europe
Quick facts:  The HUF 11bn Nyíregyháza CCGT plant was the result of a long-term cooperation agreement signed in 2005 between the Municipality of Nyíregyháza and E.ON Hungária regarding district heating supply. Along with electricity, the plant supplies about 910 TJ/yr of heat for the city and process steam to a nearby Michelin tire plant.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON
Posted 30 Jun 2010

Sajoszoged
Location: Borsod
Operator: MVM Zrt
Configuration: 1 X 120 MW 9001E gas turbine
Fuel: oil
Operation: 1998
T/G supplier: EGT, GEC-Alstom
Quick facts: In Jul 1997, European Gas Turbines won its first order for equipment supply in Hungary when MVM awarded a contract for two 123-MW Frame 9E gas turbine sets at Liter and Sajoszoged, in part to meet secondary reserve requirements imposed by operation with UCPTE. EGT is also undertaking related maintenance service work as part of the £35mn order, which was financed by a World Bank loan.

Photograph courtesy of MVM Zrt
Posted 25 Mar 2007

TVK
Location: Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen
Operator: Sinergy Kft
Configuration: 36 MW, 1+1 CCGT with GT10B gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2004
HRSG supplier: Danubius
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom, Transelektro
Quick facts: The project development company was created in Oct 2001 and consists of EMASZ Rt (RWE) with 74% and Tiszai Vegyi Kombinat Rt (26%) The cogen plant produces steam, hot water, desalinated water, and electricity for the TVK chemical works and MOL’s Tisza Refinery. The plant cost about €53mn.

Photograph courtesy of TVK Eromu kft
Posted 8 Jun 2005

Ujpest
Location: Budapest
Operator: Budapesti Erőmű Zrt
Configuration: 108-MW, 1+1 CCGT with 6001FA gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 2002
Boiler supplier: BBP Austrian Energy
T/G supplier: GE, Lang, Skoda
EPC: Fortum
Quick facts: In Mar 1998, Budapesti Eromu received a construction license for a 100-MW CHP at its Ujpest CHP site and, in July, the company signed a syndicated loan agreement with two local banks to fund construction. In Nov 1998, BERT signed a long-term energy supply pact with the capital’s heating company Fovarosi Tavhoszolgaltato Rt (Fotav) and a PPA was signed with MVM in the next month. In Mar 2000, BERT signed a $19mn contract with GE for the gas turbine and project support for the new plant and in Nov 2001, Fortum Engineering was awarded the EPC contract. The plant cost about $122mn.

Photograph courtesy of Budapesti Erőmű Zrt
Posted 16 Feb 2013

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 01-Feb-2015

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