power station Màtra
“The new topping gas turbines will improve the efficiency of the power station and consequently reduce its CO2-emission,” said Matthias Hartung, Member of RWE Power’s Executive Board and Head of the Supervisory Board of the Mátra Kraftwerke AG. He further said, that at the same time flexibility and profitability of the 836 megawatt power station would increase. Mátra the biggest lignite fired power station in Hungary is already the countries most cost efficient power station fired by fossil fuel.
"The invest into Mátra is another step of RWE on the way to extending and modernising the complete value chain - from extraction via power generation to distribution.“, outlined Hartung. Additionally RWE is well positioned in all those segments in Hungary. That is why he is sure that Hungary will remain an attractive and prosperous business location for RWE in the long term.
RWE has been the majority partner at the Màtra Kraftwerk AG since 1996. Mátra produces round about 5.7 terrawatt hours per year, which is 14 percent of the overall Hungarian need of power. The connected lignite mining site secures Mátra enough fuel for many decades to come. As of today RWE already invested about 250 million Euro at Mátra, e.g. in a modern flue gas desulphurisation.