Karlsruhe. EnBW Baden-Württemberg AG is taking a stake in a project to expand the capacity and increase the efficiency of the Hungarian company Màtra’s coal-fired power station. It 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 65m Euros and will be carried out by a consortium of the companies RWE Power and EnBW Baden-Württemberg AG as well as MVM (Hungary).
The Hungarian firm Mátra Power Stations AG 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 Energie Baden-Württemberg AG has a stake of 21.71% in Mátra. RWE Power is a further shareholder with about 51%. Alongside Mátra, EnBW also has stakes in the energy companies Elmü und Émász.