The project is planned to increase the power capacity by around 10% by the building of a double combined cycled gas turbine.

Through these measures the effectiveness of the power station will be raised and CO2 emissions will be reduced. The building project involves an investment of about E65 million and will be carried out by a consortium of the companies including RWE and Hungary’s MVM.

The Hungarian firm Matra Power Stations operates Hungary’s largest coal-fired power station with a capacity of 836 megawatts and supplies about 14% of Hungary’s annual electricity requirements. EnBW has a stake of 21.71% in the firm, while RWE Power is a further shareholder with a holding of around 51%.