Mátrai Erőmű (Hungary)

Mátrai Erőmű is a Superbrand.

Mátrai Erőmű operates Hungary’s second largest power plant, which was responsible for 21% of the country’s electricity production in 2014.

Based on the lignite fields near Visonta, the construction of the present day facility began in 1965. Today the plant has five production units running on lignite with an aggregate capacity of 836 MW.

The addition of two topping gas turbines and an auxiliary cooling system installed in 2007 boost the plant’s total capacity to 950 MW.

In addition to lignite as fuel, the Mátra plant also incorporates plant-based biomass as fuel, in a share of 10%, which is obtained from local sources as part of its commitment to sustainability.

In 2014, the company used up 244,000 tonnes of biomass for generating electricity, providing nearly half of Hungary’s renewable energy output, and becoming the largest green power supplier in the country.

In cooperation with the government’s employment programme, the Mátra power plant offers new jobs in three fields, simultaneously reinforcing the company’s profitability.

One such field is the initiative to expand the Mátra Power Plant Industrial Park. Areas adjacent to the plant, supplied with inexpensive steam, power and industrial water from the facility, create an outstanding environment for technologies involving high energy requirements.

Mátrai Erőmű has been devoted to match its social awareness to its economic significance, through measures to promote environmental protection and the welfare of the region’s inhabitants, to support the health and training of its employees, and to back education and research.

Mátrai Erőmű believes that lignite-based power production is sustainable in a profitable way, delivering benefits for the Hungarian State, shareholders and employees alike.

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